Can't decide what to have, so wondering what y'all are having?
My favorite Easter dessert for years has been a yellow butter cake (from scratch, but Duncan Hines Butter yellow cake mix is almost as good as homemade)layers sliced and filled with a fresh, homemade lemon filling, topped with egg white frosting and topped with either fresh grated coconut or Baker's shredded coconut, and I put a circle of the lemon filling in the center of the top layer and slice fresh strawberries on top. Really delicious! All my kids love it (even the ones who normally won't eat coconut). When my kids were little I would put green tinted coconut around the cake and put either the marshmallow bird eggs or jelly beans...made for a pretty presentation. (Of course it would take me a couple days to get the green food color off my hands from the coconut...lol)
Making a butterfinger cake.
Here is the recipehttp://www.couponingncooking.com/2011/12/butterfinger-cake.html
Since there are only 2 of us and I just baked 2 pineapple upside down cakes...I guess that's what we will have. Don't think we could eat 2 of them before Sunday!
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I bought a lamb mold and am doing a lamb cake. I'm undecided yet whether I will frost or powder sugar. In either case, there will be a ribbon with a bow!
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Since we justttttt are into our house and haven't had access to our BBQ grill for months, we have decided to grill rib-eyes, have salad and potatoes in some way. Can't wait!
wandengel: that sounds yummy. Can you post the recipes for your lemon filling and egg white frositng? I've never made frosting with raw eggs.
Oh my twin646! That looks absolutely marv-e-lous! I gained 5 lbs looking at the pictures. Think I could just eat one piece???
Martha: do you make your cake from scratch?
CJO: no dessert?
I made a German Choc.cake tonight. I always make a banana pudding, apple pie or cobbler and a pineapple sheet cake. I wanted to make a Sawdust pie again or something new.
I saw a cake recipe on a FB page I liked.It's a Angle food cake mix and mix in 1 can of crushed pineapple. That is all, stir & try to get out the bigger bubbles. Bake at 325 for 25-30 minutes.Stores was out of angel food cake mixes.
No Easter dessert traditions, but sometimes Angel Pie, Pavlova, Lemon Meringue Pie. Last year a fruit tart and carrot cake.
This year we had 2 crust fruit pies my brother made.
(My family always gathers on Palm Sunday.)
Tomorrow I'm preparing dinner for 8 and so I asked what a friend preferred for dessert. Her request was 'cake' and she agreed Angel Food sounded good. She died Thursday.
So it's fresh homemade from scratch topped with fresh berries and whipped cream.
Today my daughter called wanting ideas for Easter dessert with her boyfriend's family.
She needed my help to prepare, so they came over and they had a cooking lesson making a banana cream pie also all from scratch. A graham cracker crust with filling that didn't come from a box! She'll whip the cream to top it with tomorrow. We made Meringue Kisses with the leftover egg whites.
Has anyone ever topped a graham cracker crust cream filled pie with meringue? Not wanting a failure since the meringue fell in the mixing bowl in just 10 minutes we opted not to risk it. It was raining a heavy mist all afternoon and tonight it's pea soup fog. The meringue wouldn't have stood a chance even on a pastry shell crust.
Lurah,I am sorry for your loss.Prayers to you & this family.
You have sweet memories helping your DD.Your menu sounds delicious.
Used to make the lamb cakes and stand for hours decorating it with the tips. Today I give my mold to DIL to do for her family in the future. She is bringing dessert today, so it will be a surprise to me.
Only 2 of us this year, so I made an easy dessert I saw on another board -- 2-ingredient Lemon Bars. Just a box of angel food cake mix and a can of lemon pie filling.
Here is my lamb cake -- the first time I've ever done it -- it was good.
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I made a Butterfinger Pie:
You did a wonderful job...especially for your first one!
Lurah, I, too, are so sorry for your loss and the grief her family must be feeling.
All of these posts re the lamb mold have brought back memories of years ago when Mom had a Lamb mold and always made a dessert with it on Easter ~ white on white and decorated with coconut. Not sure who ended up with it ~ kicks self for not getting it for myself...
Mom (and Dad) are gone now; the four of us siblings divided everything equally ~ so I'll have to find out who ended up with the Lamb mold - it was dented and old ~ probably 1930s or so but lots of fun memories with it.
Mom was a great cook but only a so-so baker ~ I can hear her laughing now from years ago ~ "oops, broke that ear/tail/leg so just put some more frosting and coconut on it there and piece it back together" - no one will know the difference! Smiles....
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