Coconut Cake Nests

Details

Time
3 hours
Skill Level
Intermediate
Yields
12 mini cakes

Try this playful mini bundt cake recipe that combines sweetened coconut flakes with CADBURY MINI EGGS Candy to create fun bird's nest treats that your family will love. Perfect for Easter and spring, but a delicious idea for any time of year.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
33 minutes
Bake Time
22 minutes
Cool Time
2 hours

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup

    butter or margarine (1 stick), softened

  • 1/2 cup

    shortening

  • 2 cups

    sugar

  • 5

    eggs, separated

  • 1 tsp

    vanilla extract

  • 2 cups

    all-purpose flour

  • 1 tsp

    baking soda

  • 1/4 tsp

    salt

  • 1 cup

    buttermilk or sour milk*

  • 1 cup

    sweetened coconut flakes

  • 1/2 cup

    pecans chopped

  • vanilla ready-to-spread frosting

  • 1 cup

    toasted or tinted coconut**

  • CADBURY MINI EGGS Candy or HERSHEY'S Candy Coated Milk Chocolate Eggs (optional)

READY TO MAKE THE RECIPE?

Directions

Equipment Needed 

oven
Oven
12 4-inch fluted tube pans
(12) 4-inch Fluted Tube Pans
mixing bowl
Mixing Bowl
mixer
Mixer
measuring cups
Measuring Cups
wire rack
Wire Rack
shallow baking pans
Shallow Baking Pans
food storage bag
Food Storage Bag
1

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour twelve 4-inch fluted tube pans.

2

Beat butter, shortening, sugar, egg yolks and vanilla until creamy. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; add alternately with buttermilk, beating until well blended. Stir in coconut and pecans.

3

Beat egg whites until stiff; fold into batter. Divide batter evenly into prepared pans.

4

Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in cake centers comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely on wire rack.

5

Prepare Vanilla Frosting and toasted or tinted coconut.

6

Frost cake tops with vanilla frosting; sprinkle frosting with toasted or tinted coconut. Fill "nest" with 3 candy pieces that are the same color.

Additional questions?