Make Easter even more festive and delicious with these colorful Easter egg cake bites. Give the egg-shaped crumbled cake filling a light lemony flavor with pure lemon extract.
Colorful Easter egg cake bites recipe
Ingredients for cake bites
1 package (2-layer size) white cake mix
2 teaspoons McCormick Pure Lemon Extract OR Pure Vanilla Extract
McCormick assorted food colors
1 cup marshmallow creme
1 bag (14 ounces) white confectionery coating wafers
Ingredients for decorating glaze
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 teaspoons water
Prepare cake mix as directed on package, adding lemon extract and desired food color. Bake as directed on package for 13×9-inch baking pan. Cool completely on wire rack.
Crumble cake into large bowl. Add marshmallow creme; mix until well blended. Shape into 1-inch balls then roll to form an egg shape. Refrigerate 2 hours.
Melt coating wafers or white chocolate as directed on package. Using a fork, dip 1 cake bite at a time into the confectionery coating or chocolate. Tap back of fork 2 or 3 times against edge of dish to allow excess to drip off. Place cake bites on wax paper-lined tray.
For the decorating glaze, mix confectioners’ sugar and water in small bowl until well blended. Tint with desired food color. Using a fork, drizzle glaze over cake bites. Let stand until glaze is set.
Colorful Easter egg cake bites recipe tips and options
For a different flavor, use 2 teaspoons McCormick pure vanilla extract, or 2 teaspoons McCormick raspberry extract in place of the lemon extract.
To prepare cake bites in multiple colors, divide prepared cake batter into 2 or 3 bowls. Tint each batch with desired food color. Pour into muffin pan. Bake as directed on package. Crumble cake into separate bowls. Divide marshmallow creme among bowls. Continue as directed.
Confectionery coating, also known as almond bark, is used for candy making and coating. It is packaged in wafer form and is available in a variety of colors and flavors, including milk and dark chocolate. It is found in the cake decorating aisle of craft and party stores. One pound white baking chocolate may be substituted for the confectionary coating.
Makes 24 servings / Serving size: 2 cake bites