Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins
This is the cake that my mother remembers my grandmother making every Easter. Any good yellow cake recipe baked in round cake pans may be used because it was what Memaw did with it that made it Easter. On a really good day, she would cut the shape of the second layer to make bunny ears for a bunny face before she iced and coconutted it and then use jelly beans for the facial features.
- 3 -4 bananas, mashed
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
SEVEN MINUTE FROSTING
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 1⁄3 cup cold water
- 2 egg whites
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cream of tartar or 2 teaspoons light corn syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- flaked coconut (OPTIONAL)
- jelly beans (OPTIONAL)
- Prepare two rounds of yellow cake per box or recipe instructions.
- Split each cake layer in half with monofilament, so there are four layers total.
- Mash the bananas with the lemon juice and sugar for the filling; assemble the cake with the filling between each of the layers.
- For the frosting, in a mixing bowl that you can later put over boiling water, blend the first 4 ingredients with a mixer at low speed for 30 seconds.
- Noting that the mixing bowl should not touch the water, place the mixing bowl over the boiling water and beat with the mixer on high speed for 7 minutes; remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla; beat the frosting for a few more minutes until it reaches a spreadable consistency.
- Frost the cake with the Seven Minute Frosting and cover all over with the coconut flakes.
Every holiday I made a treat for the teachers at my son's school. I always try and make something new. I make them as individual cakes in ceramic dishes shaped for the holiday I find at a local craft store. I came across this recipe and it sounded really good. I usually like making my cakes from scratch, but I was running out of time. Not only was this easy to make, but it absolutely delicious! I think the teachers are going to be pleasantly surprised when they take their first bite out of their Easter goody! Thank you for sharing this recipe with me! I know that I will include it now in my Easter tradition! By the way, this recipe made 10 individual cakes.
Really delicious and moist! I had a hard time getting the frosting to whip up because I don't own a hand mixer and tried to use my emersion blender...I do not recommend this! I finally turned to my whisk and had my daughter trade off with me because our arms were killing us from so much whisking, it came together and was worth it! The thing I would like to point out is that you need to whip until the frosting forms stiff peaks , which wasn't mentioned in the directions. Thanks! A keeper for sure.