May 24/2011-Easy Bailout Budget Dinner
Frugal and Fun Easter Dessert
If you are looking for a fun and frugal dessert for Easter I highly recommend this cake. I believe this year will be our fourth time making it. The kids always have a lot of fun making it (and so do I!)
I purchased the Betty Crocker cake mix on sale for 99 cents. The icing was also on sale for 99 cents but I got it free with a Save.ca coupon from registering at http://www.lifemadedelicious.ca/
This bunny cake will cost me approximately $4 to make.
You will need:
1 pkg (510 g) Betty Crocker* Super Moist Golden, French Vanilla or White Cake Mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs as called for on cake mix package
1 tub (340 g) Betty Crocker* Whipped Vanilla or Fluffy White Frosting
2 cups (500 mL) shredded coconut, divided, (optional)
Jellybeans or small gum drops
Green food colouring
- Heat oven to 350°F (180°C) for shiny metal pans or 325°F (160°C) for dark or non-stick pans. Lightly grease or spray with non-stick cooking spray, bottom and sides of two 8-inch (20 cm) or two 9-inch (23 cm) round baking pans.
- In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil and eggs with electric mixer on low speed for 30 seconds; beat on medium speed 2 minutes, scraping bowl occasionally. Pour into pans.
- Bake 24 to 29 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes. Remove from pan to cooling racks. Cool completely, about 1 hour.
- Shake 1 cup (250 mL) coconut and 3 drops food colouring in tightly covered jar until evenly tinted. Surround bunny with tinted coconut. Add additional jellybeans if desired. Store loosely covered.
To print out the recipe from Life Made Delicious click here
Disclosure: I am a blogger for Life Made Delicious and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are my own.
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