Every year when Easter arrives at Chestnut Cottage, my Easter lunch guests think that I have worked for hours on the Coconut Cake that I serve for dessert! Little do they know that I have a little secret on this dessert. Years ago a friend gave me this very easy and quick recipe that renders a delicious coconut cake for your Easter table! At least my guest all tell me so! I rarely confess that it is made from…..a cake mix! I can hardly bear to type the word, but I believe that you will find that it is quite good. The second part of the secret is that if I am in a rush, I do use the Cool Whip. But otherwise, I whip real cream and add a whipping cream stabilizer to keep it stiff! So there you have it…my little Easter secret. Hope you will enjoy.
Another favorite at Chestnut Cottage on Easter are my Deviled Eggs. The addition of crème fraiche adds a great flavor and texture. And I use a variety of the three garnishes to add flavor and color.
From Chestnut Cottage, we wish you and yours an Easter filled with joy, hope, and beauty! And a very happy Spring also!