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Coconut Cake Nests Recipe

Details

Timing
Timing
Total:
Bake:
20 Min.
Prep:
33 Min.
Skill Level:
Intermediate
Yields:
12 nests

Get creative and try HERSHEY'S CHIPITS Coconut Cake Nests Recipe this Easter with HERSHEY'S EGGIES Candy filling a vanilla frosting and coconut flake nest.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
33 minutes
Bake Time
20 minutes
Cool Time
10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup
    butter or margarine, softened (1 stick) (125 mL)
  • 1/2 cup
    shortening (125 mL)
  • 2 cups
    sugar (500 mL)
  • 5
    eggs, separated
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract (5 mL)
  • 2 cups
    all-purpose flour (500 mL)
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda (5 mL)
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt (1 mL)
  • 1 cup
    buttermilk or sour milk* (250 mL)
  • 1 cup
    sweetened coconut flakes, tinted** (250 mL)
  • 1/2 cup
    chopped pecans (125 mL)
  • vanilla frosting (ready-to-spread or your favorite recipe)

Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven Oven
fluted tube pan (12) 4-inch (10 cm) Fluted Tube Pans
measuring cups Measuring Cups
Mixing Bowl Mixing Bowl
mixer Mixer
wire rack Wire Rack
resealable food storage bag Resealable Food Storage Bag
1

Heat oven to 350°F (180° C). Grease and flour twelve 4-inch (10 cm) fluted tube pans.

2

Beat butter, shortening, sugar, egg yolks and vanilla until creamy. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; add alternately with buttermilk, beating until well blended. Stir in coconut and pecans.

3

Beat egg whites until stiff; fold into batter. Divide batter evenly into prepared pans.

4

Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in cake centers comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely on wire rack.

5

Prepare tinted coconut and Vanilla Frosting.

Tip

To tint coconut, combine 1/2 tsp (2 mL) water and few drops of food colouring in a small bowl or small jar with cover or re-sealable plastic food storage bag. Add 1 cup (250 mL) sweetened coconut flakes. Toss with fork or shake closed jar or plastic bag until coconut is evenly coated; store in airtight container.

6

Frost cake tops with vanilla frosting; sprinkle frosting with tinted coconut. Fill "nest" with 3 candy pieces that are the same color.

Note: *To sour milk: Use 1 tbsp (15 mL) white vinegar plus milk to equal 1 cup (250 mL).