Easter Cake

100_3189This is an easy vanilla cake recipe that’s cute for Easter.  Cupcakes would look better than the cake, but after stopping at the store to buy all the ingredients, I returned home to realize I forgot the little cupcake papers.  I wasn’t going back.

Here’s what you need for the cake:

2 sticks unsalted butter

2 cups sugar

4 large eggs

1 1/4 cup self-rising flour

1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour

1 cup milk

1 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Cream butter and sugar.  Add eggs one at a time while mixing.  Add vanilla extract.  Slowly stir in flour and milk alternately.  Butter and flour two round pans and bake.  Start checking your cake after 20 minutes.  Insert toothpick and when it comes out clean, your cake is finished.

Sorry I don’t have an exact time, but I was distracted and didn’t keep track.

For butter-cream icing, you’ll need.

2 sticks butter, softened

1 bag powdered sugar

3 tbs. milk, or heavy cream

1 tsp vanilla extract

Beat butter until fluffy.  Slowly add powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla.  If the icing is too thick, add more milk slowly.  You want the icing thick.  Runny icing is not easy to work with.

You can always use the finger test too.  Dip you finger and taste.  DO NOT REPEAT!

If you like more vanilla, add more.  If you want it sweeter, add more powdered sugar.  You’re the creator.

Ice the cake between layers as well as the exterior.

To decorate, mix 1 small bag of coconut with a few drops of food coloring until you have a ‘grassy’ mixture.  Add a few candy eggs and peeps.


Kids love this cake for the peeps and the adults will like it for the taste.


This post is linked to Foodie Friday.  Go visit for more food.


18 thoughts on “Easter Cake

  1. this blessed nest

    this is adorable! how fun is this!

    i love a good vanilla cake. you can always do so much with it. for any season or holiday!

    thanks for coming to the spring fling party! loved that you linked this up!

  2. robinaltman

    That cake is so adorable! Would you adopt me? I’d be a really nice, although enormous, child. I even have an income. I could be FringeRobin.

  3. Nina in Portugal

    We can’t get Peeps here. Never really cared for them…it’s just the fact that I CAN’T get them that bothers me….always wanting what I can’t have.

    Your cake is adorable!

  4. Mel

    Ok I do not like peeps but that looks absolutely yummy…and wow you make cakes from scratch scratch with no boxed ingredients!!!

  5. David

    Those peeps are in a covey ring just like quail! Ask FringeMan, he’ll know what I’m talking about. Only in a covey ring, the center is filled with poop, not eggs!


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