EASTER BONNET CAKE - easy cake mix

4
Nancy J. Patrykus

By
@Finnjin

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

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
Family
Prep:
15 Min

Ingredients

  • 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

Step-by-Step

  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!!!

Printable Recipe Card

About EASTER BONNET CAKE - easy cake mix

Course/Dish: Cakes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



Show 15 Comments & Reviews

32 Bacon Recipes You Need in Your Life

32 Bacon Recipes You Need in Your Life


How do you make a recipe better? You add bacon, duh. Salty, bacony goodness, we absolutely love the flavor kick bacon gives a recipe. From vegetables to soups to breakfast casseroles to macaroni and cheese, bacon is a delicious addition to any recipe. Check out these 32 bacon recipes to get your taste buds drooling!

18 Family Favorite Comfort Foods

18 Family Favorite Comfort Foods


Comfort foods are known to reduce stress, bring on nostalgia, and make you feel happy. And nothing says comfort food like pasta, casseroles, dumplings, and meatloaf! These family-friendly recipes are sure to please everyone’s taste buds and have them coming back for seconds (and maybe thirds).

8 Turkey Burgers That Won’t Have You Missing Ground Beef

8 Turkey Burgers That Won’t Have You Missing Ground Beef


Looking to eat less red meat in the new year, but craving a burger? Try making turkey burgers. We know ground turkey can be bland. So how does it make a good burger that’ll satisfy a burger craving? By adding toppings and seasonings, you can make a moist turkey burger that will suit your taste […]