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Easter Party Cake

 
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I added some pureed strawberries and a couple of drops of red food coloring to make the cake pink.

Yield

10

servings

Prep

15

min

Cook

45

min

Ready

90

min

Trans-fat Free, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

¼ cup butter
¼ cup vegetable shortening
*
1 cup sugar
white
1 ¾ cups cake flour
sifted
2 ½ teaspoons baking powder
cup milk
low fat
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon almond extract
*
5 large egg whites
stiffly beaten
1 cup sugar
white
2 tablespoons water
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
teaspoon cream of tartar
*
2 large egg whites
2 drops food coloring
red
*
½ cup eggs
candy-coated milk chocolate
1 cup coconut, shredded, unsweetened (desiccated)
*
4 drops food coloring
green
*

Directions

Cream butter or margarine and shortening.

Add 1 cup sugar gradually, beating until mixture resembles whipped cream.

Sift flour and baking powder together 3 times; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk.

Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and almond extract.

Fold in stiffly beaten egg whites carefully.

Pour batter into two greased 8 inch round pans.

Bake for 20 to 30 minutes at 375℉ (190℃) F (190 degrees C).

Cool layers on wire racks.

To Make Boiled Icing:

Place 1 cup sugar, water, ½ teaspoon vanilla, cream of tartar, 2 egg whites, and red food colouring in top of double boiler.

Cook, beating constantly, until frosting is thick and creamy.

Frost cake with icing.

Make a nest of green coconut on top of cake, and fill nest with candy eggs.

Sprinkle a border of coconut around base of cake.

Makes 15 to 20 servings.

To make green tinted coconut, Place coconut in a large plastic bag, put a few drops of green food color in the bag and shake until desired consistency is achieved.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Comments

lynn in ma
Leicester, MA, United States
 almost 8 years ago

I added some pureed strawberries and a couple of drops of red food coloring to make the cake pink.

The photos look absolutely beautiful. I was wondering to make some dessert for Easter, then your photos appeared, and they look great! Thanks for sharing them with us right on time before Easter hits. I bet the cake tastes as good as it looks :) Happy Easter!

happyzhangbo
Toronto , Ontario, Canada
 almost 8 years ago
Liz
Indianapolis, United States
 almost 8 years ago

What a beautiful layer cake! There would be no complaints if this showed up as our Easter dessert :)

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 117g (4.1 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 33522% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 94mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 20%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars g
Protein 13g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 5% Iron 12%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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