EASTER BONNET CAKE - easy cake mix

Nancy J. Patrykus


This looks like it takes hours to make! But this "Bonnet Cake" is done in a flash!...Thanks to cake mix, prepared frosting and candy violets,daises and other flowers you can buy at your grocery store.
I found this recipe and picture in the 1998 Family Circle magazine.
It was featured on the cover.
Thank you Family Circle.
It so beautiful and easy!!
A joy to behold!
My Easter recipe # 5


★★★★★ 2 votes

15 Min


  • 1 box
    yellow ( 18.25) oz) cake mix
  • 2
    16 oz (each) containers vanilla frosting
  • 4-5
    drops yellow food coloring
  • ·
    candy flowers and leaves for decorations
  • 1
    1 ribbon for decoration. your choice and color

How to Make EASTER BONNET CAKE - easy cake mix


  1. Heat oven to 325..
    Prepare cake mix as following directions, using the ingredients as indicated on package.
    Coat 11 inch tart pan (with a removable bottom) and a 4 cup oven proof bowl (6 inches across top) with a non stick cooking spray.
    Pour 3 cups of cake batter into the prepared tart pan, filling it up about 1/2 way.
    Pour the remaining batter, about 1-1/2 cups into the prepared bowl.
    Bake the tart pan about 20 to 25 minutes.
    The bowl about 30-35 minutes.
    Cool both tart pan and bowl on a wire racks for 15 minutes.
    Un-mold the cakes onto racks and cool completely.
    If necessary, trim top of bowl cake so it is flat and level.
  2. Spoon both containers of frosting into a large micro-wave safe bowl. Whisk in 4 drops of food coloring for desired shade..
    Microwave the frosting on high power until a good spreading consistency, about 30 seconds.
    Spread frosting with a metal spatula over the tart cake.
    Then spread frosting over the inverted bowl cake.
    Reserve left over frosting. Place cakes in refrigerator to set..about 20 minutes.
  3. Place tart cake on a platter, or aluminum-foil covered cardboard. Place the bowl cake, flat side down on top of tart cake to form the bonnet.
    Spread the remaining frosting over the entire cake for a finished surface. If the frosting becomes to firm to spread, reheat as needed to keep frosting spreadable.
    Wrap the ribbon around base of the bonnet and make a decorative bow.
    Arrange candy flowers and leaves as pictured.
    Sit back and take a minute to enjoy your newly created beautiful bonnet.
    Be sure to take a few pictures!!!

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About EASTER BONNET CAKE - easy cake mix

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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