Cadbury Mini Eggs Layer Cake
Print

Cadbury Mini Eggs Layer Cake

Course Dessert
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Author The Gunny Sack

Ingredients

Cake:

  • 1 boxed cake mix and ingredients called for on the box
  • Red blue and yellow food coloring

Buttercream Frosting

Decorations:

  • 4 bags of Cadbury Mini Eggs

Instructions

Cake:

  • Mix cake batter according to directions on the box.
  • Put 1 1/2 cups of cake batter into 3 separate bowls and add food coloring to make pink, blue and yellow cake batter.
  • Pour into greased cake pans and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes for 4-inch springform pans or 15-20 minutes for 6-inch cake pans. Bake until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Buttercream Frosting:

  • Beat butter, shortening, and vanilla for two minutes, until creamy.
  • Add powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, beating after each cup.
  • Beat in 1/4 - 1/2 cup of heavy cream until light and fluffy. If necessary, add additional heavy cream, 1 tablespoon at a time until it is the consistency you want.

Assembly:

  • Once the cakes have cooled completely, spread a little frosting in the center of the cake platter and place one of the cakes on the frosting. Spread about 1/3 cup of buttercream between the layers.
  • Cover the entire cake with a thin layer of frosting, making a crumb coat which will seal the crumbs in place.
  • Once the crumb coat frosting is dry to the touch, frost the cake with the buttercream frosting.
  • Press Cadbury Mini Eggs into the buttercream frosting making a pattern.