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Print This Delicious and Healthy Easter Nesting Cakes Recipe

Easter Nesting Cakes Recipe

Easter Nesting Cake with Jelly Bean Eggs, cupcake size

Wonderful Easter treats for the kids. Made with the flake cereal of your choice. Easter nesting cakes coated with a sugary glaze and filled with Jelly Bean eggs.
I like my nesting cakes made with Special K cereal with strawberries.

1/2 cup Butter
6 Tablespoons Sugar
2 Tablespoons Cocoa powder
4 Tablespoons Light corn syrup
3 cups Corn flakes, bran flakes, or wheat flakes
Jelly beans or mini eggs

Oven Temp ~
Baking Time ~ none
Pan Type ~ saucepan

Place butter, sugar, cocoa powder and corn syrup in a saucepan. Melt over a medium heat, stirring while it melts. Add corn flakes and mix well. Drop tablespoon of mixture into paper cupcake liners, making into the shape of a nest. Place 3 jelly bean eggs or miniature eggs into each nest.

Let Easter nesting cakes cool and eat.

Great nesting cakes recipe for the kids to help with.

12 Servings
Nutrition facts:
Serving Size 35 g
Calories 155
Calories from Fat 70
Total Fat 7.8g 12%
Saturated Fat 4.9g 25%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 124mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 22.1g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0.6g 2%
Sugars 11.8g
Protein 0.7g
Vitamin A 8% • Vitamin C 0% • Calcium 0% • Iron 8%

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User Comments


Did you say you're on a diet?
No desserts for 20 years?
Do you pass the cake and candy sections
With some heartfelt sighs and tears?

Go ahead !! Bake those gooey
Sticky sweet forbidden things.
But first put on your jogging outfit.
Your tennis shoes and exercise fling.

Run in place while stirring;
Time your cakes with jumping jacks.
Ten deep knee bends between ingredients.
Use that kitchen for a workout track.

And when you're out of breath and panting.
Pot holders around your prize.
Jog to the nearest 90 pound neighbor
And leave her your 1000 calorie surprise!

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Suppling Tips for Healthy Homemade Cakes

When Baking with Butter:

Room temperature butter in the cake batter is one of the biggest cake baking mistakes. In fact, butter must be below 68° to trap air molecules and build structure. Otherwise, the fat will liquefy and the cake will be flat. To get “cool” butter, cut the chilled butter into chunks and let it sit in a bowl for 5 minutes before beating.

When Mixing Cake Batter:

You cannot over beat the eggs, sugar and butter, but you can over beat the flour. If you do, gluten will form and you will be making a quick bread instead of layer cake. Beat the flour just until there are no visible signs of dry flour, but not until the batter is completely smooth.

Cake Flour:

Cake flour is milled from soft wheat that has a lower gluten content and higher starch content than all-purpose flour. It helps to ensure a fluffy texture in cakes and pastries. A substitute for cake flour is to use all-purpose flour, but reduce the amount by 2 tablespoons per cup.

Green Food:

The food choices that we make every day have a profound effect on the environment. From farm to spoon, growing our food, processing it and transporting it all use tremendous amounts of energy, water and chemicals. By making just a few small changes in our eating and buying habits, we can greatly reduce this impact. When we eat green, we help the environment by reducing global warming pollution and help ourselves by eating fresh and healthy food. Eat local from farmers in your own neighborhood!