Dorie's Perfect Party Cake!

I had SO much fun with this month's Daring Baker's Challenge! This month's challenge was hosted by Morven at Food Art and Random Thoughts, and you can find the recipe HERE . The recipe is from Dorie Greenspan's Baking from My Home to Yours.

I was thrilled when I found out this month's challenge was a cake. That's without a doubt one of my favorite things to make. It is a wonderful cake with raspberry preserves and whipped cream between each yummy layer....plus a fresh lemony taste! To top it all off, it includes a divine buttercream icing (made from scratch, of course!).


I got creative with it by dying the shredded coconut green and placing candy eggs on the top. I ended up with an Easter Egg Hunt cake, which I took to our Easter celebration. The thing that made my cake extra special was the golden, candy egg hidden inside the cake. We gave a prize to the person that got the piece with the golden egg...fun, huh?? It was such a big hit, that I think it will become an Easter tradition.

Here are some pics!



Ingredients!


I used "Bonne Maman" fresh raspberry preserves...they were so good!



Here's the golden egg...hidden inside!

Look at those layers!



Close-up of one of the candy eggs...they looked really pretty on the cake.



I added a flag to the top to announce the "egg hunt."



I made two cakes!


A slice of yummy-ness!


This is also my entry for the Easter Cake Bake...check out the blog event HERE!