Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Easter Bread Recipes and More

Every year we make Easter Bread I just love it! here is the photo for this year and the recipe link enjoy! We have to make a different shape every year. I always flavor mine with anisette, however you can make it lemon or almond if you like. Any kind of flavoring is fine even plain vanilla. This bread works well with shapes, you can mold it into bunnies or whatever your creative hands will do. 
With or without frosting this is a keeper recipe. Click the links below for more recipes for Easter.

Bird's Nest for the kiddies

 Easter Egg Art

Cream of Coconut Cake Recipe

Here is a cake I have been making for years. This is the perfect cake to feel like you just went on vacation to a tropical island. Fresh, light, sweet and oh so decadent.

Cream of Coconut Cake
1 box coconut cake mix or yellow
3/4 cup water
3 eggs
1/3 cup oil
1 can (8 ounce) crushed pineapple with liquid

In a bowl using an electric mixer add the cake mix, pineapple with juice, water, eggs and oil. Beat till light and fluffy around 4 minutes.

Pour into a greased 13x9 sheet cake pan that has been sprayed with cooking oil.

Bake at 350 until middle is set for around 35 minutes or when toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven and poke holes in the cake evenly on top. Pour the mixture below while still hot.

1 can cream of coconut (12 ounce)
1 can (14 ounce) sweetened condensed milk (1/4 cup coconut rum optional for an adult version)

shredded coconut to sprinkle on top evenly around 1/2 cup or more
1- 8 ounce tub of whipped topping or real whipped cream

Mix the cream of coconut and condensed milk in a bowl and rum is using. Pour over hot poked cake.
Cool cake completely. Spread whipped cream topping over the cake and garnish with coconut. Refrigerate before serving.

+claudia lamascolo  Author