Easter baskets are typically filled with Peeps, pastel colored M&Ms, giant chocolate Easter bunnies, and the like. But we've been pretty amped up about homemade candies lately, and there's no doubt that adding even one DIY sweet will make any Easter that much more special. All we're saying: that giant bunny may linger until Halloween, but these are sure to go.
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Growing up, Easter always meant tons of chocolate and pastel shaded candies. Anything egg or bunny shaped was fair game for the table, too. So naturally when I saw a vintage 1950s back-of-the box recipe for a decorated Easter Egg Cake on Pinterest, I had to give it a shot.
This recipe is inspired by a 1950s Swan's Down Cake ad I discovered via Pinterest. The beauty of it is that you can make it however you please, just choose your favorite cake and frosting recipe; it's all about how you assemble and decorate the cake.
On Easter Sunday, there will be egg-hunting and crocus-spotting and time with family and friends. If you're having a big to-do and want a classic tiered carrot cake for the center of your table, we've got you covered (plus a gluten-free version and one that's made for a crowd.) We also have lemon desserts, Easter cookies, and, of course, a few adorable homemade Peeps.
The Cadbury Creme Scotch Egg is coated with a thick cocoa-kissed batter, then coated in cookie crumbs and deep-fried. When eaten warm, the taste calls to mind that of a deep-fried candy bars that one can find at state fairs, but in my opinion, a slightly more complex flavor. It's the perfect dessert counterpart to the classic Scotch Egg: similar visually, and every bit as decadent. Happy Easter indeed.