There are two types of Smarties, the Canadian/UK kind, candy coated chocolate pieces. There is another kind in the United States that resemble the hard sugar candies. We are Canadian and to us it is the candy coated chocolate. We are Smartie girls, not M&M’s. This was our Easter desert, it is a favourite of some family members so we decided to bring it for Easter dinner….of course in bunny form. This is a nice moist cake with flecks and small pieces of Smarties chocolate throughout.
For this recipe you will need:
1 box vanilla cake mix (I use French vanilla), make batter according to box directions
1-2 boxes of Smarties, crushed (I buy a scoopful at the bulk food store)
We used about 1/3-1/2 cup of crushed Smarties, gently fold that into the prepared cake batter. Pour into a greased round cake pan that has had the bottom lines in parchment paper.
Bake according to box directions. The box makes two cakes, we did one round cake and the rest of the batter into 1 dozen cupcakes.
Cut cake in half and stick flat sides together with frosting. Then lay on serving plate cut side down and frost the rest.
Then add jelly bean eyes and black licorice whiskers and mouth. We made the ears from white paper with the pink coloured in with crayon.
For the grass we used a bag of shredded coconut with green food colouring added and tossed around in a zip top bag. Keep adding more drops and mix around until it is the colour green that you want.
The cupcakes Evie frosted by herself and sprinkled with the leftover Smartie crumbs and jellybeans.
What a festive cake! I love the idea for the coconut grass too, very clever! 🙂
What a brilliant idea adding smarties to a cake batter. We also get the smarties like you and I love them. Think I will have to get down to our local store and buy some for this weekend.
Have a super day.
🙂 Mandy xo