Easter Jelly Bean Cake


Two years ago for Christmas I asked for a Wilton cake pan set so that I could make this cake. I put the box in the basement and forgot about it! I decided to make it for my granddaughter’s recent birthday, as an extra cake, since I wasn’t sure how it would turn out. It reminded me of the jelly beans I had on the counter so it became the Jelly Bean Cake.


This is the cake pan set I made the cake with.


This is the gel coloring I used.


I used Wiltons homemade recipe for one cake mix to fill the five pans and I followed the directions in the box. The recipe was a very thick batter, different from a store box mix. I divided the batter into 5 bowls, mixed in the gel coloring and filled each pan.


The colors were vibrant and the cake came out of the pans easily.


I used the homemade frosting recipe that came with the directions and frosted the tops of each colored cake. Then I stacked them on top of each other.


I finished by frosting the sides then decorating the cake with jelly beans.


This was a fun cake to make, the frosting recipe was delicious, but the cake was very dense. I think in order to stack the five layers they had to make the recipe dense. If I had to judge the way the the cake looked it was fantastic. But if I had to judge the taste, I personally would rather eat a regular cake that isn’t this dense.


I was not compensated for my post by using Wilton products.

Categories: Cakes, Easter, Frosting/Icing


    • Thank you Nancy. What was funny about the cake was that I needed a picture to post and my daughters house is so dark I never would have gotten a good picture. After I frosted it, I cut a piece and removed it then took a picture. The 5 layers held together so well I slipped the piece back in and refrosted it, you couldn’t even tell! Lol

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    • You’re welcome Jonetta! I was looking on line for something for Christmas (I always ask for unique cooking things) when I ran across this set. I can’t wait to try some of my own cake recipes in them too.

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  1. The cake looks so cheerful and happy. I love it! I appreciate the honest self critique on the denseness of the cake too. 😊Hope your family enjoys a wonderful Easter this weekend. T is so excited for the chocolates!

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  2. Did not realize there was a cake pan set for multi-layer baking.. 🙂 Thanks Diane.. this makes layered cakes much much easier! Looks lovely 🙂

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