Easter Basket Cake

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

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 2 hr 18 min
  • Servings 12

Ingredients

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 shredded coconut
Green food color
Candy Easter eggs, as desired

  • 1 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.
  • 2 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.
  • 3 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.

Expert Tips

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.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
420
(
Calories from Fat
180),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
20%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
55mg
55%;
Sodium
390mg
390%;
Total Carbohydrate
58g
58%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
40g
40%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.