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Easter Basket Cake
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Easter Basket Cake

2 Hours 45 Minutes
45 Min Prep
2 Hr 45 Min Cook
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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8 servings
Original recipe yields 8 servings
1 pkg. (10-3/4 oz.) frozen pound cake, thawed
1 cup boiling water
1 pkg. (3 oz.) JELL-O Orange Flavor Gelatin
1/4 cup cold water
1-3/4 cups thawed COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
1 can (8 oz.) crushed pineapple in juice, drained
2/3 cup BAKER'S ANGEL FLAKE Coconut
green food coloring
12 jelly beans
3 pieces red string licorice
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Let's Make It
1
Cut cake horizontally in half; place, cut sides up, on waxed paper-covered rimmed baking sheet. Prick with fork at 1/2-inch intervals.
2
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.
3
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.
4
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.
Kitchen Tips
Substitute
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.
Nutrition
Calories
310
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g
18%
Saturated Fat 10g
50%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 85mg
28%
Sodium 230mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates 44g
16%
Dietary Fibers 1g
4%
Sugars 36g
72%
Protein 4g
8%
Vitamin A
10%
Vitamin C
6%
Calcium
0%
Iron
4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Servings
8 servings
* 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.
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