Vanilla Easter Nest Cake



You'll probably know by now that I absolutely love baking and that I don't need much of an excuse to come up with some ideas for a themed baking occassion!

So now that Easter has rolled around again, I'm in my element and rearing to head to the kitchen to create some Easter themed treats for family and friends.
Easter for me involves loads of chocolate, eggs (be it creme or mini eggs) and pretty pastel shades and I feel like all these boxes are ticked with my Vanilla Easter Nest Cake.

Happy Easter everybody, hope you all have an amazing, funfilled weekend with loads of chocolate.




Ingredients

For the cake:
4 Eggs
2 1/2 cups All-purpose flour
2 tsp Baking powder
2 cups Sugar
Pinch of salt
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1 cup Butter
1 1/4 cup Milk
Food colouring: Pink, Yellow and Green

For the frosting:
1 1/2 Cup butter, softened
4 Cups Powdered icing sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract

For decorating:
Toasted coconut flakes
Small candy coated eggs of your choice
Small chocolate bunny


Method

To make the cake:
Preheat the oven to 180°C.
In a large mixing bowl place your butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla extract and whisk until light and fluffy.
Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a small mixing bowl. Add small amounts at a time to your butter mixture and mix till well combined, before adding the milk. Mix well.
Split the batter between 3 smaller bowls and add the food colouring respectively.
Now pour each batter mixture into its own greased 9 inch round tin, and bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool in the pan for 10 minutes before turning out onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
If need be, trim the tops of the cakes to make them even.

To make the filling:
Beat the butter until smooth and creamy, then gradually add icing sugar and beat until smooth. Add vanilla extract and mix well. Place the first layer of cake on a serving plate and cover with frosting.
Add the second layer on top and cover with frosting too, before topping the cake with the remaining layer.
Once you have assembled your layers, hollow out the centre of your top layer to create the hole for the "nest".
Now ice the entire cake, as well as the centre of the "nest". 

To decorate:
After icing the cake, spoon the toasted coconut into the centre of the "nest" and sprinkle around the edges.
Once you are happy with your "nest" place candy coated eggs in the centre and finish with the small chocolate bunny.



What is your favourite Easter treat? Let me know if you try this recipe, I would love to know what your thoughts are.





CONVERSATION

11 comments:

  1. This looks amazing and so tasty! I'd give making this a go but I don't think it would look half as good as this!

    Tasha x

    http://itsatashathing.blogspot.co.uk/2017/04/march-blog-and-youtube-favourites-2017.html

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  2. Wow this looks delicious! I love baking treats at Easter. Love your photography as well!

    Lisa | farawaylisamae.com

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  3. This looks absolutely delicious! I really need to start learning how to bake! Teach me the ways hehe! What an excellent and fabulous easter themed post!

    Charlene McElhinney
    @blogabtnothing1
    www.charlenemcelhinney.co.uk

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  4. This cake genuinely looks so beautiful! It looks delicious as well but I think if I made this I'd just want to put it on a cake stand for a while to admire it, haha

    For me my favourite easter treat is just a hot cross bun, simple but good!

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

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  5. Your photography is amazing as always! And it only makes me want the cake more and more!

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  6. This looks incredible!! Hope it was as yummy as it looks 😚🌼 G xx

    www.gemsblogstorey.com

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  7. Oh my goodness me, this cake looks absolutely delicious!!! I think I might have to have a go at making this! X

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  8. Oh my gosh I have been loving cake a lot these days and this post is making me drool! Time for me to get baking!

    skinnydecxflatte.blogspot.com xo

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  9. This looks so delicious and even though easter is over I might give it a try making it x

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  10. This looks incredible! Love it!

    Steph xx

    Steph's World | Lifestyle Blog | www.stephsworld.com

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  11. Ohhh wow, this looks amazing! I'm longing for Easter all over again so I can try making this baby :D maybe I can try a special summer version xD can't wait to read more! xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara
    (lets follow each other on bloglovin or instagram)

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