Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter Cake

On Good Friday I set out to make the Easter desserts. The coffee cake was breeze, so I made that first. Then I made the chocolate layer cake. I decided to use a recipe from a cookbook that was recommended to me. The batter tasted a little bitter, but I baked it anyway. It was really bitter! Not sure why. I followed the recipe exactly. I tossed the cake out and looked through my cookbooks. I have a baking book from the mid-70s. I decided to try the chocolate cake from that book. The recipe was much simpler than the first one I made, so it took less time. The batter tasted great, and the cakes baked up perfectly!

The Swiss Meringue Butter Cream was not nearly as difficult to make as I had thought it would be! It was simple, but precise. And it tasted so good. I guess 5 sticks of butter will yield a delicious frosting!

Here is the final product!

I was very happy with the result! B helped me to frost it, because I have a bit of a heavy hand. I was nervous that the cake crumbs would mix in with the frosting. Once it was frosted, we added the green coconut and the chocolate eggs. I'm so glad that I decided to try this, because I learned a few new things about baking, and also that I can make a really pretty and delicious cake! The in-laws were impressed. Now I've got to start planning B's birthday cake! I have until June!


WhatMissLoves said...

Wow that looks great! Yep with five sticks of butter it better taste good! Lol!

Hope you had a wonderful day :)

daphne @ flip flops and pearls said...

Oh Honey!!! I feel your pain, nothing is worse when a recipe doesn't turn out. SORRY!

Your end result looks awesome:)

ModernMom said...

Oh I love to bake and this looks fabulous!!
I'm so glad you stopped by my blog, commented and followed!! Following right back and I love you blog, oh and I adore those Kate Spade glasses below:)

Cool Gal said...

Your cake turned out great! I love the green coconut. Makes it so springy!

Three sticks of butter in the frosting...YUM!

Keep us posted on what you decide to make "B" for his birthday. :)

I'maNolaGirl said...

That looks amazing! I have never had the patience to make a good cake, but you've inspired me to try again!

I Love Your Whole Face said...

love love love your cake! Sooo cute!

Muffy said...

Oh, this is so pretty!!!