With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Pretty Easter Cake and Spritz Cookies

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Pretty Easter Cake and Spritz Cookies

I made these treats for Bible study.
I totally copied the cake from a lovely place I recently visited.
Pops and Podge shared their fabulous Directions/Tips for  making a beautiful Easter cake.  They included a lovely lemon filling and egg-shaped cake pops covered in melting chocolate for the top.
Check out their yummy blog!
The springtime cookies are made using a cookie press so they fill a tray quickly. Add a few sprinkles of colorful sugars and a tiny chocolate chip for the center.


Classic Spritz Cookies
Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter or margarine, softened (do not substitute vegetable oil spread)
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (14 ounces)
Colored sugar or sprinkles (optional) 

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Beat butter on medium speed of electric mixer until creamy. Add sugar, egg and vanilla; beat well. Add flour, 1 cup at a time; mix well. Dough will be soft; do not refrigerate.

2. Fill Cookie Press, fitted with disk of your choice. Press dough onto ungreased cookie sheet 1 inch apart. Decorate cookies with colored sugar or sprinkles, if desired.

3. Bake 10-12 minutes or until firm but not brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove to cooling rack. Repeat with remaining dough.

Such a pretty little cake that whips together quickly using items already in the pantry.
I didn't add the lemon filling.
It calls for a white cake mix but I had only French Vanilla.
A tub of frosting
Candy bar with nuts ~ probably better without nuts to make chocolate curls but that's what I had.
I divided the batter into three bowls and added food coloring.  Poured into three 8-inch pans and baked.
When cooled, I frosted and patted coconut onto the sides,
shredded the chocolate bar with a vegetable peeler and mounded onto the top of the cake.
Hollowed out a nest and popped in a few foil-covered chocolate eggs.
~*~
For detailed how-to and lots of great tips, head on over to Pops and Podge!

30 comments:

Brandi said...

Your cake and cookies look so delicious. Thank you for sharing your recipe!

Flourchild said...

Wow..stunning! I would love to be in your bible study group!

Donna said...

That cake is gorgeous!!! I bet it is just as yummy too!

podso said...

How beautiful--cake and cookies! I'm sure your friends at Bible Study were delighted!

Kristin said...

WOW!!! So beautiful! I love that you bakes for your Bible study group. I am sure all members were very happy!

Kathleen said...

The cake looks delicious, L, and the cookies too.
You won a prize announced on 3/21 on my blog. I mailed the other 10 out today.
Email me your address and I will get it out after Easter.
There's another little give away tonight.

Julie Harward said...

YUM...that is a beautiful cake, and I love the cute cute cookies...you are amazing! :)

podso said...

No, no my shiny eggs were just hard boiled and dyed. I did polish them with olive oil after they dried. The oil just enhanced the depth of the color!

SerenaB said...

The cookies are so cute but that cake is fabulous! I bet it tastes even better then it looks! Have a great weekend!

Petra said...

Beautiful and delicious, and I just remembered the coconut...I forgot to get the coconut (grrr!).

Blessings!

renee @ Singing With Birds said...

What a festive and fabulous cake Lorraine. Have a wonderful Easter.

Pondside said...

That cake would make a wonderful centrepiece for the Easter table - I love it!

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Oh wow, those are beautiful -- both the cake and the cookies. I can see I should step up my game for Easter desserts this year!

CREATIVE MIND said...

Yummy! Love it...

BECKY said...

Oh my goodness! My mom used to make spritz cookies at Christmas time and it never occurred to me to make them for Easter! Beautiful cookies and scrumptious looking cake!

Debbie said...

I love the cake and cookies! I want you in my Bible study. :)

My Norwegian grandmother used to make Spritz cookies and I loved them. Thanks for the memories and ...recipes.

Blessings and love,
Debbie

Debbie said...

don't know which of these treats looks better! I love them. What a nice thing to do...Happy Easter!

no spring chicken said...

Now why is it that I only pull out the cookie press for Christmas... Definitely coming out now!

Blessings, Debbie

~ Lisa ~ said...

Everything you do looks so classy... I mean EVERYTHING. I can't wait to try both. Thank you for sharing. I absolutely love your blog. ♥

~ Lisa ~

corners of my life said...

Lucky, lucky bible study friends.

Melissa Bo said...

The cake and cookies look so good!

I have a weakness for yummmy cakes, Im going to have to try your recipe.

Thanks for sharing!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Beautiful cookies and the cake is absolutely gorgeous! What delightful Easter treats, Lorraine.

kitty said...

Beautiful cake and cookies.... Just perfect for Spring!! Happy Easter!!

Beth said...

Both the cake and the cookies look wonderful. Sending Happy Easter wishes to you and your family, Lorraine!

Sue said...

Such pretty, delicate cookies, and the cake is stunning! Happy Easter!

Martha said...

Love the Easter cake -- how clever! And we always save Spritz for Christmas -- never thought of them as a Spring cookie!

Maple Lane said...

Almost too pretty to eat....I said, "almost!" Blessings to you and your family this Easter.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Both desserts are just beautiful! Happy Easter Weekend-enjoy:@)

Just a little something from Judy said...

Sitting here with my cup of coffee and reading these recipes is painful:) What good sounding and looking recipes! Thank you!

Paula {Salad in a Jar} said...

How did I miss this last week? What a cool looking cake!

Lorraine, I hope you had a wonderful Easter. We had an Easter surprise. One of my daughter-in-laws told us she is pregnant. So now I have two more grandchildren on the way. We have a long way to go to catch up with you but we're working on it. :-)

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