Bright and colorful jelly beans are a sure sign that spring has arrived. What would be a great addition to your family's Easter celebration? A jelly bean cake, of course! So grab some ingredients, and along with my favorite helpers, Chelsea and Brendan...let’s make some cake.
Here is what you will need…
First, measure out 3/4 cup jelly beans and mix with 2 tablespoons flour. Set aside.
Add 1 1/4 cups sugar to a large bowl.
Add two sticks of softened butter or margarine and a block of softened cream cheese.
Then add 1 teaspoon of vanilla.
Beat those ingredients together.
Crack three eggs and add them one by one. Be sure to check for any stray eggshells that may have fallen in!
Combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Add to the butter mixture.
Mix all ingredients well.
Spread one cup of the batter into a greased and floured fluted tube pan.
Then it is time to add the jelly beans to the remaining batter!
Take a spoon and stir it all together. It is a very thick batter, so it might have to be a team effort.
Bake in a 325 degree oven for 50-60 minutes. Waiting is probably the hardest part of the whole process!
Once the toothpick comes out clean, cool for 10 minutes and then flip onto a serving plate. You can create a very simple glaze for the cake by putting a tub of Betty Crocker® Rich and Creamy frosting in the microwave, uncovered, for about 15 seconds. Stir in 1-2 teaspoons of milk and drizzle over the cake. You can also decorate with additional jelly beans if you want. This delicious cake is not too sweet and would be a great addition to your Easter or spring brunch!