Monday, March 25, 2013

Easter Cake

My nurse daughter has to work Easter weekend, so she came home this past weekend with her sister, to have an early Easter celebration.  Well, why not?  Holidays are fun, and I'm sure more holidays are more fun!

Of course, one of the things that we absolutely must have for Easter is the traditional 2-color cake.  I only had strawberry and orange flavored gelatine mix, but I prefer to use brighter color contrast.  No matter; everyone loved it.  So, here is a new, healthier recipe for this traditional favorite (no one noticed the change in ingredients, although everyone loved it):


3 egg whites
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 cup margarine
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
2-1/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp baking powder
1 cup milk
2 4-ounce boxes flavored gelatine dessert mix (sugar free or regular)
2 tbsp water

Beat the egg whites with 1/4 cup sugar and cream of tartar until stiff, and set aside.  Cream the margarine and 3/4 cup sugar, and add the salt and vanilla.  Beat in the flour, powder and milk until stiff.  Stir in the egg whites, and divide in half.  Into each half of the batter, beat one box of gelatine (Jell-o or store brand) and 1 tbsp water, until the color is even, and pour each into a greased 8" layer pan.  Bake at 350F for 25 to 30 minutes, until the cake layers test done.  Let the layers cool, and frost with whipped cream.  Keep refrigerated.

Later this week, a couple more traditional Easter recipes are planned.  Let's see if the world will allow me to carry out my plans!

Happy Monday, everyone!


SissySees said...

How very modern of you! It's color blocking for cakes.

Faye Lewis said...

Yes, I'll take a lady slice please.

Blond Duck said...

My mom makes a bunny cake!

Two French Bulldogs said...

Where's the milk!
Benny & Lily

Jan Mader said...

What a beautiful cake!

gMarie said...

Well that looks like a very fun cake. I baked this past weekend! I know, it was super easy - angel food cake mix and a jar of lemon pie filling. Turned out nice! g

Unknown said...

What a pretty cake! HAppy Easter to you & your family :-)

Hsin-YI & Slobbers from Honey the Great Dane

Claire S. said...

Looks yummy - color blocking LOL

I baked this past weekend for the first time in a while - hubby wanted a cheesecake and I had a couple of bananas ready for a banana cake, so I made both :-)

Anonymous said...

Now that's my kind of cake.

Lapdog Creations said...

Catching up on blogs on my lunch... and now I want cake!