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Easter Egg Cake

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Makes:12 to 15 servings

Encourage your kids to design their own Easter Egg pattern for the top of this cake and let their imaginations run wild! Then, decorate it with festive coloured icing.


2 ½ cups 675 mL Robin Hood® Original All Purpose Flour
1 tbsp 15 mL baking powder
1 tsp 5 mL salt
⅔ cup 150 mL Crisco® All Vegetable Shortening
1 ⅔ cups 400 mL granulated sugar
1 tbsp 15 mL vanilla extract
3 eggs
1 ⅓ cups 325 mL milk
basic vanilla butter icing
Candies, licorice, coloured icings, for decorating


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a 9” x 13” (23 cm x 33 cm) baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Tip

    While the oven is heating up, have your kids design their egg patterns on a piece of paper to use as a stencil. Have them practice designs with different coloured markers and crayons.

  3. Combine in a small bowl, flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  4. Cream shortening, sugar and vanilla in a large bowl of an electric mixer. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Beat on medium high speed for 5 minutes. Add flour mixture alternately with milk, mixing well after each addition.
  5. Tip

    Can your kids remember how many times the flour was added into the bowl? What about the milk?

  6. Bake in preheated oven for 35 to 40 minutes until light golden and toothpick inserted in centre comes out clean.
  7. Tip

    Let your kids test the cake to see if it’s done by carefully sticking a toothpick into it. If the toothpick comes out clean, the cake is done!

  8. Let cool in pan for 10 minutes. Remove cake from pan and let cool on wire rack. When cake has reached room temperature (about 2 hours) it is ready to be cut.
  9. Tip

    Do your kids know why you let cakes cool on a wire rack after they’ve been baked? This lets moisture escape so they don’t get soggy.

  10. Draw and cut, either free hand, or using clip art, an egg shape on an 11” x 17” (28 cm x 42 cm) piece of paper.
  11. Tip

    Another fun way your kids can decorate their cake is to create a number of different sized egg designs. To do this, cut out four 2” x 4” egg shapes for their drawings.

  12. Place paper egg shape on cake and secure in place with toothpicks. Carefully cut around, using a very sharp knife. Discard edges or save for another use. Frost with basic vanilla butter icing and decorate as desired.
  13. Tip

    As your kids are decorating and building their cakes, encourage them to think of other designs that they could make for next time. They could make a flower, a bunny or even a carrot!

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