Easter Layered Cake Jars

The perfect gift for the your special bunny!

Has Easter totally snuck up on you?! It has for me! I feel kind of jipped when Easter is in March because it’s just too soon and there is a way too high of chance that it might snow here in Utah (let’s all cross our fingers that it doesn’t). Anyway, even though it’s so soon you still have time to make these Easter Layered Cake Jars! They turned out so cute and yummy and I can’t wait to give them to my friends and family! Plus they have Cadbury Mini Eggs on top and you can NEVER go wrong with those babies!

For the Cake:
White Cake Mix
1 cup Water
1/4 cup vegetable Oil
3 egg Whites
Food coloring (pink, yellow, blue)

Follow the instructions on your white cake mix box (your ingredient measurements might vary slightly from mine, I used Betty Crocker brand). Divide the batter evenly into 3 separate bowls and dye one pink, one yellow, and one blue. Be really light handed with the food coloring, I was trying to recreate the Cadbury Mini Egg colors so I went with more of a pastel color for my batter. Pour the batter into 3 pans or scoop them into cupcake wrappers and bake at 350 degrees for the amount of time it tells you on the box.

For the Frosting:
8 oz cream cheese
1/2 cup butter
3 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp milk (if needed)

Cream together the softened cream cheese and softened butter. Add the powdered sugar slowly until it reaches a stiff frosting texture. If it becomes too thick add a tsp of milk to thin it out.

Toppings and Decoration:
Cadbury Mini Eggs
Grated chocolate bar
Small short jars
Bakers Twine

Assembly:
Allow your cakes to cool then take them out of the pan or the cupcake wrappers. Remove the edges that browned in the oven. Break up each cake or cupcake into crumbs. You will now have three colors of cake crumbs separated. Spoon the yellow cake crumbs into the bottom of the jar and pack down the crumbs as you go. Make an even layer of yellow cake that is about 3/4 of an inch tall. Put some frosting into a piping bag fitted with a round tip and pipe frosting on top of the yellow cake. Do the same with the pink and blue layers. At the top of the jar pipe a little nest shape on top of the frosting. Cover the nest with the chocolate bar gratings and place the eggs in the nest! Tie a little piece of baker’s twine around the lip of the jar! Gift them to all your friends and family, I think they would be super cute with a little tag that said Hoppy Easter as well!

Perfect Easter Gift!

Tell Me What You Think...

  1. These are so beautiful! If only my food turned out this pretty

    1. Thank you Lauryncakes! Love your blog!

  2. Kevin Adams says:

    These are adorable and the pictures look great! I would love to collaborate some time!
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    Website alexisexstrom.com

  3. Kevin Adams says:

    I dont know why I am showing up as Kevin either (that is my brother haha)

    1. Aww thank you! Ya a collab would be fun!

  4. Elise Von E says:

    This looks so amazing!! Delicious and beautiful!!

    xx, Elise
    http://www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

    1. Thank you so much Elise!

  5. Lee T says:

    This looks SO good… i should not be reading this before having breakfast lol

    XO
    Lee | LegalLee Blonde

    1. Haha cake for breakfast is acceptable right? šŸ˜‰

  6. Wow you're so talented! These look both adorable and delicious!

    1. Thank you, they were a lot of fun!

  7. Jess says:

    Ohhhhkayyyy. these are pinterest worthy!! I need to try making these!!!

    xx Jess
    http://www.goldenswank.com

    1. Let me know if you try them out! Thanks for stopping by!