Thursday, March 29, 2012

Jelly Bean Cake

Looking for a fun and simple treat for Easter?
This Jelly Bean Cake is easy and so much fun!  The kids will love it!  A special treat for your Easter celebrations, or just because!

Supplies Needed
- Cake Mix, white or yellow, prepared (one box, or use THIS recipe like I did)
- Food Coloring, various colors
- Cake Frosting (I used THIS recipe)
- Jelly Beans

1.   Preheat your oven, and grease and flour two baking pans, according to your cake directions.  I didn't have 8" rounds, so I used my 9" square pans instead.

Separate your prepared cake batter into 4 bowls, and tint each bowl to a color of your liking.  

I went a little overboard here.. I was hoping to have more pastels for spring, but dumped in too much.  Oops!

2. Carefully, spoon your batter in alternating spoon-fulls into your prepared baking pans.  You will be laying different colors over top of each other.  I didn't use any rhyme or reason here.  I just dropped batter until my bowls were empty!

3. Bake your cake, according to the cake instructions!  When the cake is ready to come out, the colors won't look as bright on the surface.  Don't worry!  The colors are still nice and bright inside!
Set the cakes aside to cool completely before removing from the pan.

4.  I chose to layer my cake, using frosting in between each layer.  Frost the entire surface of your cake.  Then grab a kid and have them decorate the top with jelly beans.  My 4 year old was more than happy to help with this!

Best of all, when you cut into this beautiful cake....

You'll be in for a colorful surprise!

Piece of Cake!

Happy Easter!


  1. Ohhh this looks delicious and such a surprise inside. I've got to try it. Would love for you to come and link up with Tuesday Tots

  2. Super sweet, I may have to give it a try too!

  3. Oh I love this! We have our traditional jelly bean hunt every Easter...this would be a great addition! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

  4. What a fantastic idea! My girls would simply squeal with delight! I must try this!Pinned!

  5. super cute and fun. We usually do jelly bean bark, but this would add a fun twist too! Thanks for sharing. Pinned..

  6. This looks so cool and like so much fun! We may have to try this this year :)

  7. Thank you so much for the easy to follow instructions! We just made one for our daughter's first birthday. And, really, you could do this for any event throughout the year...I love love love it. Thank you from Pinterest!!


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