Prepare cake batter with whole eggs as directed, stir in 1/2 cup coconut. Using 2 round 9" pans, bake and cool as directed. Place one layer on serving plate, bottom side up, frost top. Place second layer on top, top side up. Frost sides. Mark a five inch circle forming an indentation to allow basket to be filled. Frost edges of top. For handle, cut lightweight cardboard into 14" x 3/4", cover with plastic wrap. Bend and insert handle ends into top of cake about 1" from sides; frost. Decorate center of handle with jelly beans and edges with single licorice strands. When frosting on sides of cake is firm, with fork, alternately press fork tines vertically and horizontally, forming basket pattern. Place coconut "grass" on top; decorate with Hersheys Mini Kisses and assorted candies. Separate licorice into 3 strand groups; twist and place around top rim. Place jelly beans around bottom. Remove handle before serving. 8 servings. Vanilla Frosting: In medium bowl, beat softened butter. Add 1 cup powdered sugar and vanilla; beat well. Add 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar alternately with milk, beating to spreading consistency. Coconut "Grass": combine green food color with water; add to 1 1/2 cups coconut. Stir until evenly tinted, use immediately. Typed by R. Thompson (email@example.com) March 1997 From Mounds Coconut/Hersheys ad Posted to MM-Recipes Digest V4 #10 by firstname.lastname@example.org on Mar 29, 99
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (88g)|
|Recipe Makes: 8 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 124 (39%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 13.8g||18 %|
|Saturated Fat 10.5g||53 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 2.3g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.3g|
|Cholesterol 20.2mg||6 %|
|Sodium 115.1mg||4 %|
|Potassium 91.1mg||2 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 48.4g||14 %|
|Dietary Fiber 2.1g||8 %|
|Sugars, other 46.3g|
|Protein 0.8g||1 %|
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Calories per serving: 316
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