Sunday, April 8, 2012

Let Them Eat Cake..... Easter Basket Cake Dessert Idea

Hope you all are having a very
Blessed Easter
with family and friends.

Our children are all grown and in their 20's now
so we don't do the
traditional easter baskets anymore.

So when my mother in law asked
 if I could bring a cake for Easter dinner
 I decided I would make an
 Easter Basket for all to share.

Instead of using a box cake mix, 
I whipped up a white cake from scratch that we all enjoy .
I made a larger recipe so I could bake it in three layers.

Then I fancied it up a bit
by adding a filling between the layers,
raspberry and lemon. 

It's easy to do,
just like as for a jelly roll, 
choose a good brand of jelly or seedless jam. 

 I used approx 3/4 cup and
gave it a quick stir to make it easier to spread.

Spoon onto the cake,
spreading almost to the edge,

Then, position a second layer of cake on top.

I decorated in a basket weave pattern.

Cut a handle out of white cake board
 and plunged it into the cake.

I colored coconut with
a few drops of green food coloring
 and spread over the top.

I added plastic eggs
already filled with chocolates!... Easy Peasy!

And of course a chocolate bunny.

Easter Blessings and Warm Hugs
to every one of you,

Sharing at  Jann's Daily Cup