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easter bonnet cake - easy cake mix

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Nancy J. Patrykus
Spokane, WA

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 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 15 Min

Ingredients For easter bonnet cake - easy cake mix

  • 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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