Scrumptious Easter Dessert Recipes

Scrumptious Easter Dessert Recipes

Nearly everyone expects to have something sweet during Easter. If it’s not chocolate bunnies, it is jelly beans. But if you’re not satisfied with these candies, you may want to try these scrumptious Easter dessert recipes to soothe your sweet tooth.

Carrot Cake

Bunnies love carrots, but you’ll love this lite version of carrot cake. You’ll need:

* 1 cup cake flour
* 1 cup whole wheat flour
* 1 cup packed brown sugar
* 1/2 cup white sugar
* 1 teaspoon baking powder
* 1 teaspoon baking soda
* 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
* 3 eggs
* 1/3 cup vegetable oil
* 2/3 cup buttermilk
* 1 1/2 cups grated carrots

Begin by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour a 9-inch by 13-inch pan or two 9-inch round cake pans. Separate the eggs and then beat the whites until frothy. While whipping the egg whites, add 1/2 of the white sugar. Continue beating until stiff peaks are formed.

Combine both types of flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon in a large bowl. Add the oil and butter milk, being sure to mix well. Add the egg yolks and continue mixing. Fold in the egg whites, being careful not to flatten the mixture, and then add the carrots. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pans. Bake the cake for 25 to 35 minutes. Once it is cool, frost the cake using your favorite cream cheese frosting.

Classic Bird’s Nests with Peanut Butter

Think of things associated with Easter and springtime. One thing you may want to prepare is these Classic Bird’s Nests with Peanut Butter. Here’s what you’ll need to have on hand:

* 1 10-ounce bag of Reese’s Peanut Butter chips
* 1 tablespoon of solid shortening (any brand will do)
* 1 5-ounce can of LaChoy thin chow mein noodles
* 1 small bag of pastel colored M&M peanut candies

Begin by pouring the chips into a microwave safe bowl or double boiler. Add the shortening. Put the double boiler over hot water and melt the mixture, being sure to blend thoroughly. If you’re using the microwave, put it on full power and begin microwaving the chips and shortening in 30-second intervals. Stir them to ensure they are melting. As the mixture melts, you can reduce the amount of time until the ingredients are completely melted. The mixture should be creamy and well-blended. Be careful not to overcook it.

Once the chips and shortening are combined, pour the can of chow mein noodles into the mixture. Toss them lightly to ensure all of the noodles are coated evenly. Avoid crushing the noodles if possible. Then drop the noodles onto wax paper and try to shape them like nests. Make a hollow center where you’ll then put three peanut candies. This should make about 14 nests.

 

These are two scrumptious Easter desert recipes but you can find so many more. Look in current magazines, cookbooks or do some research on the internet. You’re sure to find a recipe for your Easter celebration that will taste delicious.

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