Easter – can we skip the meal and go straight to the dessert? My granddaughters always ask that question…as if they hadn’t had enough sweets yet? This year, the holiday recipe I was asked to bring was brownies, but that’s not very “Eastery”. I searched through easyEaster holiday recipes that I could make instead. I actually found 15 Easter cakes at Delish.com, a new section of the MSN.com site. This chocolate Easter Nest Cake recipe is very easy and ideal for cooking with kids (especially if you make the store-bought version). The grandkids, even the youngest, can help decorate this Easter cake. The holiday recipes can also decorate the Easter table making it even more festive.  The kids are sure to be very pleased with this Easter dessert choice. Who doesn’t like chocolate?

Easter Nest Cake

This elegant yet whimsical holiday cake tops off your Easter meal in style — and it couldn’t be simpler if you use a store bought chocolate Bundt cake and canned frosting…but I’ll make it homemade…from a mix…lol

16 Servings

Ingredients:

  • Chocolate Bundt Cake (store bought or homemade from mix or low-fat from scratch)
  • 1 vanilla frosting (store bought or homemade)
  • foil-wrapped chocolate Easter eggs, other egg-shaped Easter candies

Directions:

  1. Place cake on serving platter. Turn a narrow glass or small custard cup over so that the bottom side is facing up, and carefully place the glass so that it fits snugly inside the /cake’s center hole.
  2. Frost the top two-thirds of the cake using a small offset spatula (one in which the blade bends up where it meets the handle), a knife or the back of a spoon. When spreading, swirl the frosting in an upward motion to give it a fluffy, nestlike appearance.
  3. Pile candy and chocolate eggs on top of the bowl or glass in the center of the cake. Place candies so that colors and sizes are well mixed.

Visit Delish.com to find the other 14 Easter cakes AND links to a lot of printable coupons. Delish also makes it very easy to save the recipes and print a shopping list, too! If you don’t find what you like, use the search – it will search the Internet for your holiday recipes for you.

Happy Easter Eggs!

Here’s a little Easter egg hunt tip…number each egg so you’ll know if you’re missing any at the end…especially if you hide the hard boiled kind inside!