Bring Eastertime fun to the dessert table this year with the Speckled Egg Cake recipe! This fun, whimsical take on cake is a sure crowdpleaser. Add the Speckled Egg Cake to your Spring holiday traditions!
Microwave marshmallows and water in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1-1/2 to 2 min. or until marshmallows are puffed; stir until marshmallows are completely melted and mixture is well blended. Add 5 Tbsp. shortening and 1 Tbsp. vanilla; stir until shortening is completely melted and mixture is well blended.
Add 3 to 4 cups sugar gradually to marshmallow mixture, using just enough sugar to form ball and mixing well after each addition. Brush remaining shortening into 15-inch round on work surface; spoon marshmallow mixture onto center of prepared work surface.
Knead in remaining sugar, 1/4 cup at a time, until blended. Knead in enough of the food coloring until fondant is evenly tinted to desired shade of blue.
Roll out fondant to 1/8-inch-thick round, turning and lifting fondant as it is rolled out to prevent it from sticking to work surface. Gently lift fondant and place over rolling pin to position fondant over center of cake. Lightly brush excess sugar off fondant.
Beginning at center of cake top, lightly press fondant with your hands onto top and down side of cake to completely cover cake. Use sharp knife to trim excess fondant at base of cake.
Mix cocoa powder and remaining vanilla until blended. Dip tip of new paint brush (or toothbrush) into cocoa powder mixture, then use fingers to flick brush toward cake to create a splattered design. Repeat until cake is evenly coated with speckles. Refrigerate cake 30 min. before garnishing with malted milk eggs and coconut.
The marshmallow fondant can be prepared ahead of time. Rub lightly with additional shortening, then wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate until ready to use as directed.
Balance out your choices throughout the day so you can enjoy a piece of this cake.
For a change of pace, prepare using your favorite flavor of extract or color of food coloring.
How to Toast Coconut
To create a crispy texture and complex flavor, toast BAKER'S ANGEL FLAKE Coconut before using. MICROWAVE METHOD: Spread coconut in microwaveable pie plate; microwave on HIGH 3 min. or until lightly browned, stirring every minute. OVEN METHOD: Spread coconut evenly in shallow baking pan. Bake at 350°F for 7 to 10 min. or until lightly browned, stirring frequently. Watch carefully as coconut can burn easily!
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g
Saturated Fat 7g
Trans Fat 1.5g
Total Carbohydrates 85g
Dietary Fibers 0g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.