If you are like me, you procrastinate to the very last minute when it comes to planning The Big Meal for a holiday. I always mean to have a plan at least two weeks ahead of time, but it just never happens. So, to help all you who are like me, here is my list of 18 easy Easter Recipes to get you started.
One of the things I love about Easter is the good food served at the celebration. My mother always had lots of desserts, and I try to have at least two when I make a holiday meal. I especially love this gluten free lemon cake:
Gluten Free Lemon Cloud Cake Recipe
1 box of your favorite gluten free yellow cake mix (I used Betty Crocker but any gluten free yellow cake mix will do.
2/3 cup lemon juice
1 stick of butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon lemon extract
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup gluten free flour (any kind you have on hand)
1 16 oz jar of Lemon Curd or make your own
1 pint heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 cup sugar
Make the cake according to directions on the back of the box, except substitute the 1/3 cup lemon juice for part of the water, and add 1/4 cup sugar. Spray two 8″ or 9″ cake pans with olive oil spray, then coat the pans with gluten free flour. Divide the cake batter evenly between the two pans. Bake in a 350° oven for 25-35 minutes. Let the cake layers cool completely.
Pour the heavy cream into a large mixing bowl. Add the vanilla and sugar. Beat on high speed with an electric mixer until the cream is thickened.
Place one cake layer on a cake plate, top down. Spread 1/2 of the lemon curd on the layer, then spread half of the whipped cream over the lemon curd. Place the second layer top up on top on the first layer. Spread with the rest of the lemon curd and whipped cream. Refrigerate until serving.
Here are some more yumalicious Easter recipes from my friends around the internetz including appetizers, entrees, sides, and more desserts:
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