Easter Egg Hunt Cake

Author: Canadian Living

Celebrate Easter with a feathery angel cake with lots of surprises. If you like, add little chicks, rabbits and toy figures.

  • Portion size 12 servings
  • Credits : © CanadianLiving.com

Ingredients

  • 1 2/3 cup sifted cake and pastry flour
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 cups egg whites at room temperature (about 14)
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange rind
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Fluffy Icing:
  • 1 cup shredded coconut
  • green food colouring
  • 20 candy eggs

Method

Into bowl, sift together flour and 3/4 cup (175 mL) of the sugar; sift again. Set aside. In large bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Add cream of tartar and salt ; beat until soft peaks form. Add remaining sugar, 2 tbsp (25 mL) at a time, beating until stiff glossy peaks form. A quarter at a time, sift flour mixture over egg whites, folding in until blended. Fold in orange rind and vanilla.

Pour into ungreased 10-inch (4 L) tube pan; run spatula through batter to eliminate air pockets. Bake in centre of 350°F (180°C) oven for 40 to 45 minutes or until cake springs back when lightly touched.

Turn pan upside down; let cake hang on legs attached to pan or on inverted funnel or bottle until completely cool. Run knife around edges; transfer to flat serving plate.

Cover sides and top of cake with icing. Place coconut and 6 drops green food colouring in large resealable plastic bag; close and shake vigorously. Sprinkle 2/3 cup (150 mL) over top of cake; sprinkle remaining around bottom edge. Nestle candy eggs in coconut.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 212 mg
  • Protein 6 g
  • Calories 344.0
  • Total fat 3 g
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 74 g

%RDI

  • Iron 16.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 2.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 2.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 0.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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