Bake Mom a Special Cake

This cake that will be sure to put a smile on Mom’s face. Kids love to make something special for their Mothers – and Moms like to be pampered on their special day. Here is a gift for Mom that combines two ingredients dear to Mothers’ hearts – flowers and sweets.

The following recipe is from Amy Houts book, Cooking Around the Calendar With Kids – Holiday and Seasonal Food and Fun. It is called

Spring Flowers Cake

Choose any prepared cake mix that coordinates or goes well with any spring flowers you may have, such as daffodils, tulips, or lilacs. Follow the cake mix directions for baking in a bundt pan. This is a pan made of heavy metal, generally, with scalloped sides and a hole in the middle.

When the cake comes out of the oven, place it on a cooling rack for 15 minutes. Then, gently, take a dinner knife to release the cake from the sides of the pan, unless it is already loosened. Have an adult place a serving plate upside down over the top of the cake pan and turn the cake over onto the plate. Pull the pan up off the cake. The pan and cake will still be very hot at this point.

Let the cake cool. To serve, dust with powdered sugar or serve plain.

Now here is the fun part – collect a bunch of spring flowers and wrap their stems in aluminum foil. Then pop this spring bouquet into the hole in the center of the cake. Won’t Mom be surprised when she sees you have made a lovely dessert centerpiece for her?