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Easter Basket Cake

Easter Basket Cake
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling YIELD: 8-10 servings.


  • 1 package white cake mix (regular size)
  • 4 cups vanilla frosting
  • Pink, yellow, blue and purple gel or paste food coloring
  • 3 tablespoons sweetened shredded coconut
  • 3 drops green food coloring


  • 1. Prepare cake mix according to package directions. Pour the batter into a greased 15x10x1-in. baking pan.
  • 2. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes; invert cake onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  • 3. Referring to this diagram, cut cake into a basket, handle and six eggs. Arrange basket and handle on a 19x14-in. covered board. Place 1/4 cup of frosting in each of three bowls; tint one pink, one yellow and one blue. Place 1 cup frosting in another bowl; tint purple. Leave the remaining frosting white.
  • 4. Frost the basket purple. Frost the sides of the handle white. Cut a hole in the corner of a pastry or plastic bag insert star tip #32. Fill with white frosting. Pipe a robe border on the handle and on the top and bottom of basket
  • 5. For grass, place coconut in a resealable plastic bag; add green food coloring. Seal bag and shake to tint. Sprinkle above the top of the basket.
  • 6. Frost and decorate eggs as desired with white and tinted frosting. Arrange in and around basket.

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  • BitsyBet
    Jul 6, 2017

    Here is the link to the diagram on how to cut the cake into the basket and egg shapes:

  • Oceanwave03
    Mar 20, 2012

    To see the basked design for the cake you need to click on (THIS DIAGRAM) in the recipe, which is the third dot down on the directions.

  • lbailla1
    Mar 24, 2010

    I was going to make this but there was no "diagram below" to follow:(

  • 011361042927
    Dec 31, 1969

    There is no "diagram" below.

  • sweetsue1006
    Dec 31, 1969

    Re: Easter Basket Cake

    I have a question do you cute the cake to get the basket shape (including the handle and eggs???)????? Thanks


  • cookingbabe21
    Dec 31, 1969

    I have a question.... I'm not quite sure how to shape the cake. Could you tell me how to please?

  • wargofive
    Dec 31, 1969

    Hi this is just a 2 layer cake filled, coconut on top of white frosting, soem dyed green for the center. Peeps around the sides, one had a plastic easter decoration in the middle

    Hope this helps


  • gilcon50
    Dec 31, 1969

    would appreciate a diagram!

  • wargofive
    Dec 31, 1969


    eastercake2006.jpg picture by wargofive

    easter_cake.gif picture by wargofive

    Couple of versions I have done


  • lindyk58
    Dec 31, 1969

    cant make without pattern diagram below?

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