EASTER BASKET... 3-layer cake

Nancy J. Patrykus Recipe

By Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin

15 Min
25 Min

Turn a cake mix into a Easter work of art with this clever decorating idea.
I clipped this recipe and picture from an old Women's World magazine.
If you ever make it..please share a picture on my site. Thank you

My EASTER recipe # 6

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1 pkg
(18.25 oz.) white cake mix
1 Tbsp
grated lemon
2 can(s)
16 oz each vanilla frosting
3 Tbsp
lemon juice
2 Tbsp
grated lemon zest
1 c
heavy cream
1-1/2 c
flaked sweetened coconut
green food coloring
easter egg-shaped candy

Directions Step-By-Step

CAKE : Preheat oven according to cake mix package..Butter and flour 3, 8 inch round cake pane.
Pre-pare cake mix according to package directions, using whole eggs instead of egg whites!
Stir in 1 teaspoon lemon zest.
Evenly divide batter among the 3 pans.
Bake 24-26 minutes. Cool in pans on wire racks. remove from pans, and cool completely.
FROSTING: In a bowl stir together frosting, lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon lemon zest. In another bowl with mixer on high speed beat cream until soft peaks form.
Fold whipped cream into frosting.
ASSEMBLY: With a serrated knife trim tops of cake to level.
Place 1 layer on a serving platter.. Spread with 1 cup of frosting.
Top with the 2nd cake layer and spread with another 1 cup of frosting
Top with 3rd layer and spread with a thin coating on top and sides of cake.
Place remaining frosting in a pastry bag fitted with a 1/2 inch tip..
Starting at top of cake horizontally,pipe a 3/4 inch wide line of frosting, about 3/4 inch apart across vertical line.
Pipe another vertical line 3/4 inch to right of first line.
Pipe more horizontal lines, filling in spaces between vertical lines.
Repeat all around cake.
Then pipe small circles of frosting on top edge of cake to finish.
Tint coconut green, and sprinkle over top of cake.
Decorate with candy eggs as desired,and maybe a couple chocolate Easter bunnies!
Enjoy your beautiful cake..and
Have a Blessed Easter.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes

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Mar 3, 2012 - Karla Everett shared this recipe with discussion group: COCONUT LOVERS UNITE
Gail Welch sugarshack
Mar 3, 2012
Looks great and seems like it would be pretty easy to make.
Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin
Mar 3, 2012
Very easy..takes a little time with the decorating..
But go slow and you will have no trouble...
Pat Duran kitchenchatter
Mar 3, 2012
Oh my goodness- look at all that basket weave! Lordy this is to pretty to eat- thanks for sharing.
Gail Welch sugarshack
Mar 3, 2012
Thanks, Nancy!
Norma DeRemer PApride
Mar 3, 2012
Nancy, I made this cake for my neighbor last year while her family was visiting. They all thought it was great. Didn't tell them how easy it is to make. LOL Thanks for sharing yours.
Kelly Williams Wildflours
Mar 6, 2012
Tammy Lohr luvsumev
Mar 8, 2012
How cute!!! You have some fabulous receipes my friend!
Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin
Mar 8, 2012
Thank you all..
I have been saving for over 60 years!!!
So glad to share.
Mar 18, 2012 - Kim Biegacki shared this recipe with discussion groups: College Bound Daughters of the KING everything but the kitchen sink
Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin
Mar 18, 2012
I have so many gals to THANK!
SOooooooooo from the bottom of my heart..
THANK YOU..luv you all...Nancy
Apr 4, 2012 - Carla Hurst-Chandler shared this recipe with discussion group: Grandma's Kitchen
Nancy J. Patrykus Finnjin
Apr 4, 2012
Thank you
Have a wonderful,