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Easter Basket Cake

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8 servings

Some Easter baskets are full of treats. Ours is a treat in itself! Find out how to turn a frozen pound cake into an adorable Easter buffet dessert.

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  • Cut cake horizontally in half; place, cut sides up, on waxed paper-covered rimmed baking sheet. Prick with fork at 1/2-inch intervals.
  • Add boiling water to gelatin mix in medium bowl; stir 2 min. until completely dissolved. Pour 1/2 cup gelatin into small bowl; stir in cold water. Slowly pour evenly over cakes. Refrigerate 1 hour.
  • Refrigerate remaining gelatin until slightly thickened. Gently stir in COOL WHIP just until blended. Remove 1/2 cup of the COOL WHIP mixture; place in small bowl. Add pineapple; mix well. Spread over 1 cake layer. Refrigerate 10 min. or just until gelatin is set; top with remaining cake layer. Frost top and sides of cake with remaining COOL WHIP mixture.
  • Tint coconut with food coloring; sprinkle over top of cake. Decorate with jelly beans. Braid licorice strings; place over center of cake to resemble handle. Refrigerate 1 hour.

Special Equipment Needed


Use 1 pkg. (3 oz.) JELL-O SIMPLY GOOD Orange Tangerine Flavor Gelatin.

Size Wise

Sweets can add enjoyment to a balanced diet, but be sure to choose an appropriate portion.

Food Facts

Do not add fresh or frozen pineapple, kiwi, gingerroot, papaya, figs or guava to gelatin since enzymes in these fruits prevent the gelatin from setting up.


  • 8 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 8 servings
Calories 310
Total fat 14g
Saturated fat 10g
Cholesterol 85mg
Sodium 230mg
Carbohydrate 44g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 36g
Protein 4g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 10 %DV
Vitamin C 6 %DV
Calcium 0 %DV
Iron 4 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from This looks like a fun cake to make and i am going to make it for Easter. This looks like a fun cake to make and i am going to make it for Easter.
Date published: 2009-03-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My kids loved decorating this cake My kids loved decorating this cake
Date published: 2002-03-08
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