Eggcelent Easter Cakes!

To help you get in Easter Baking Spirit this Friday afternoon we are sharing a few egg-cellent Easter cake ideas!

1. Surprise Inside Easter Cake

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What is more exciting than cutting into a cake and having candy and sprinkles tumble out? Eating it all, of course! This colorful springtime cake will surprise your guests, and be the hit of your Easter sweet table. All you need for this fun project is our Easy Layers Cake Pan Set, some icing in fun Spring colors, and a mixture of Easter candy and sprinkles! If yo would like to make this project click HERE!

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Look how fun that is!

2. Mini Easter Basket Cakes

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Create adorable and edible Easter baskets this spring for the kids and fill with your favorite Easter candy assortment. This simple Honey Almond Cake recipe is quick and easy to make using our Shortcake Baskets Pan, and will be a new favorite treat for the entire family!

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Honey Almond Cake Easter Baskets

Ingredients:

  • – 1 cup flour
  • – 1/2 cup almond flour
  • – 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • – 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • – pinch of salt
  • – 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • – 3/4 cups sugar
  • – 3 eggs, room temperature
  • – 2 tbsp honey
  • – 1 tsp almond extract
  • – 1/4 cup sour cream, room temperature
  • – easter candy assortment (robin eggs, cadbury eggs, chocolate bunnies, jelly beans, etc.)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare Shortcake Baskets Pan with a baking spray containing flour and use a pastry brush to evenly coat the details of the pan. Whisk flour, almond flour, baking powder, nutmeg and salt in a small bowl and set aside. Using a stand mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time. Mix in honey, almond extract and sour cream until everything is combined. Slowly add the flour mixture on low speed and mix until just combined. Fill each well of the pan ¾ full. Tap pan gently on counter top to remove air bubbles. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool in pan for 8-10 minutes before inverting cakes onto a cooling rack. Fill with desired Easter candy and enjoy!

Recipe & photos thanks to Nordic Ware!

3. Speckled Egg Statement Cake

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Soft pastel colors make this springtime cake just as beautiful as it is delicious. Simple and classic, this lovely spring cake is sure to be the crowning touch to your Easter brunch. Just use our inexpensive and versatile Mini Egg Silicone Mold!

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Hope these fun ideas inspire you! Happy Baking and Happy Friday!

Harvest Mini Loaves Recipe

Bake cute individual mini cakes with our Harvest Mini Loaf Cake Pan from Nordic Ware! These cakes each have a unique fall design baked into the top – perfect for gifts or party desserts. The sculpted patterns make the mini cakes easy to decorate – just pipe icing to outline design or dust with sanding sugar!

Recipe thanks to Nordic Ware!

Ingredients:
– 2/3 cup unsalted butter
– 2/3 cup brown sugar
– 3 eggs
– 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
– 1 ¼ tsp baking powder
– 1/8 tsp salt
– 1/3 cup milk
– 1 ½ tsp rum extract

Instructions:

1. Heat oven to 350° F (175° C). Grease and flour pan; set aside.

2. In medium bowl, beat the butter and brown sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes, stopping the mixer occasionally to scrape down the side of the bowl.

3. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Reduce the speed to low and add the flour, baking powder, salt, milk and rum extract.

4. Divide the batter among the wells of the prepared pan. Bake 20-22 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

5. Cool 15 minutes in pan. Invert onto cooling rack and cool completely.

6. Decorate or glaze as desired. *Tip: Use colored sanding sugar to emphasize the shapes!