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Easter Egg Layered Cake

Easter Egg Layered Cake - A colorful vanilla cake topped with whipped buttercream and decorated with toasted coconut and mini Cadbury eggs. The perfect showstopper for your Easter celebration!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time2 hrs
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12
Calories: 918kcal
Author: Jamielyn Nye

Ingredients

for the cake:

  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 3/4 cups sugar
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces two sticks butter, at room temperature, cut into small pieces
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sour cream or greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • yellow red, and blue food coloring

for decorating:

  • 1 cup coconut toasted
  • 8 ounces two sticks butter, at room temperature
  • 7 ounces 7 ounce container marshmallow fluff
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2-3 tablespoons half and half or heavy cream
  • 1 cup mini Cadbury eggs

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350. Butter and flour 3 six inch cake pans and set aside (you could also use 8 inch pans instead, but your layers will be thinner).
  • In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, whisk together the cake flour, all purpose flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Add the butter and mix until the mixture resembles damp sand. Beat the eggs in one at a time.  Add the sour cream and vanilla, and mix until smooth.
  • Separate the batter into three bowls, dividing evenly. Add drops of food coloring to each bowl to create a yellow batter, a pink batter, and a blue batter (I used two drops of yellow, three drops of pink, and six drops of blue). Spoon the batter into the prepared pans and spread evenly. Bake 25-30 minutes, or until the top springs back when touched lightly and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove and let cool completely.
  • While the cake cools, make the frosting by adding the butter and marshmallow cream to a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer. Beat until smooth. Add the powdered sugar, vanilla, and 2 tablespoons half and half, and beat until smooth. Increase the speed and beat 5-6 minutes, until light and fluffy. Add additional half and half as needed to reach a light consistency.
  • When the cakes have cooled, level each layer using a cake leveler or serrated knife. Place the blue layer, cut side up, on a six inch cake round (or a six inch circle of cardboard covered in foil). Spread a layer of frosting over the blue layer, and place the pink layer on top. Spread another layer of frosting over the pink layer, and place the yellow layer on top, cut side down. Spread a thin layer of frosting over the entire cake to seal in the crumbs. Refrigerate 20-30 minutes.
  • Remove the cake from the refrigerator and spread a thicker layer of frosting over the outside. Sprinkle the top of the cake with toasted coconut, and arrange Cadbury eggs in the center to look like a bird’s nest.

Nutrition

Calories: 918kcal | Carbohydrates: 130g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 514mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 100g | Vitamin A: 22.2% | Vitamin C: 1% | Calcium: 13.2% | Iron: 9.4%