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Coconut Cake Nests Recipe

Coconut Cake Nests
  • Intermediate

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Prep Time:
33 Minutes
Skill Level:
Intermediate

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Nutrition Information

Serving Size:
Servings per Recipe:

  Amount Per Serving %DV *
Calories 0 -
Calories from Fat 0 -
Total Fat 0g 0% DV
Saturated Fat 0g 0% DV
Trans Fat 0g -
Cholesterol 0mg 0% DV
Sodium 0mg 0% DV
Total Carbohydrates 0g 0% DV
Dietary Fiber 0g 0% DV
Sugars 0g -
Protein 0g -
Vitamin A - 0% DV
Vitamin C - 0% DV
Calcium - 0% DV
Iron - 0% DV

*Percent Daily Values (% DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 5 eggs, separated
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk or sour milk*
  • 1 cup MOUNDS Sweetened Coconut Flakes
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • VANILLA FROSTING(ready-to-spread or your favorite recipe)
  • TINTED COCONUT(recipe follows)
  • CADBURY MINI EGGS Candy or HERSHEY'S Candy Coated Milk Chocolate Eggs

Directions

1. Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour twelve 4-inch fluted tube pans.

2. Beat butter, shortening, sugar, egg yolks and vanilla until creamy. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; add alternately with buttermilk, beating until well blended. Stir in coconut and pecans.

3. Beat egg whites until stiff; fold into batter. Divide batter evenly into prepared pans.

4. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in cake centers comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely on wire rack.

5. Prepare VANILLA FROSTING and TINTED COCONUT.

6. Frost cake tops with vanilla frosting; sprinkle frosting with tinted coconut. Fill "nest" with 3 candy pieces that are the same color.

*To sour milk: Use 1 tablespoon white vinegar plus milk to equal 1 cup.

TINTED COCONUT: Combine 1/2 teaspoon water and few drops of food color in small bowl or small jar with cover or re-sealable plastic food storage bag. Add 1 cup MOUNDS Sweetened Coconut Flakes. Toss with fork or shake closed jar or plastic bag until coconut is evenly coated; store in airtight container.

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