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Coconut Cake Nests


3 hours
Skill Level
12 mini cakes

Try this playful mini bundt cake recipe that combines sweetened coconut flakes with CADBURY MINI EGGS Candy to create fun bird's nest treats that your family will love. Perfect for Easter and spring, but a delicious idea for any time of year.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
33 minutes
Bake Time
22 minutes
Cool Time
2 hours


  • 1/2 cup
    butter or margarine (1 stick) , softened
  • 1/2 cup
  • 2 cups
  • 5
    eggs, separated
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 cups
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 cup
    buttermilk or sour milk*
  • 1 cup
    sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup
    pecans chopped
  • vanilla ready-to-spread frosting
  • 1 cup
    toasted or tinted coconut**
  • CADBURY MINI EGGS Candy or HERSHEY'S Candy Coated Milk Chocolate Eggs (optional)


Equipment Needed 
oven Oven
12 4-inch fluted tube pans 12 4-inch Fluted Tube Pans
mixing bowl Mixing Bowl
mixer Mixer
measuring cups Measuring Cups
wire rack Wire Rack
shallow baking pans Shallow Baking Pans
food storage bag Food Storage Bag

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour twelve 4-inch fluted tube pans.


Beat butter, shortening, sugar, egg yolks and vanilla until creamy. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; add alternately with buttermilk, beating until well blended. Stir in coconut and pecans.


Beat egg whites until stiff; fold into batter. Divide batter evenly into prepared pans.


Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in cake centers comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans. Cool completely on wire rack.


Prepare Vanilla Frosting and toasted or tinted coconut.


Frost cake tops with vanilla frosting; sprinkle frosting with toasted or tinted coconut. Fill "nest" with 3 candy pieces that are the same color.

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