Easter Basket Cake

Offer to bring the dessert when you head to Grandma’s house for Easter. Your family will be amazed at your Easter Basket Cake creation!

Easter Basket Cake

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  • 1

    box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix

  • Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box

  • 1

    container Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy chocolate fudge frosting

  • 1

    cup coconut, shredded

  • Green food coloring

  • Candy Easter eggs, as desired


Heat oven to 350°F (325°F for dark or nonstick pans). Make and cool cake as directed on box for two 8- or 9-inch round cake pans. Place 1 cake layer, rounded side down, on serving plate. Spread with about 1/3 cup frosting. Top with second layer, rounded side up. Frost side of cake and spread a thin layer of frosting on top of cake. Make a basket weave pattern in frosting on side of cake by drawing inch-long horizontal and vertical lines with tines of fork. Shake coconut and 3 or 4 drops food color in tightly covered jar until evenly tinted; sprinkle on top of cake. Place candy eggs on coconut. Store loosely covered. *Instead of a basket, make “funny spring animals playing in the field” by placing animal-shaped marshmallow candy on tinted coconut. *Make frosting a little easier by leaving a smooth finish on the cake. Your results will be equally delicious.


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