Do you ever just find yourself in the mood for baking? This has been me all week, so I decided to get creative and pair my baking craving with a little Easter festivity. A say a little, I mean a lot. Once I started with the Easter themed cake ideas I couldn’t stop! This cake is a really crowd-pleaser and is destined to generate a room full of “oohs” and “aahs”. If you feel like showing off to your family and friends this Easter, or even just doing a nice spot of baking by yourself or with the kids, you’re in the right place!
- 200g unsalted butter
- 200g caster sugar
- 4 eggs – whisked
- 160g self raising flour
- 40 cocoa powder
- 400g chocolate spread
- 250g full fat cream cheese
Chocolate Egg Nests
- 225g milk & dark chocolate, broken into pieces
- 2 tbsp golden syrup
- 50g butter
- 75g cornflakes
- 10 large Malteser Malteaster chocolate easter bunnies
- 10 mini Malteser Malteaster chocolate easter bunnies
- 4 x 100g bag of Nestle Smarties Mini Eggs
- Milkybar Chocolate Egg Hunt Pack (120g)
- Pre heat the oven to 180oC / 160oC (fan)
- Grease 2 sandwich cake tins
- Cream the butter and sugar together until soft
- Add the eggs and a spoonful of the self raising flour and beat for a few minutes
- Fold in the remaining flour and the cocoa powder
- Divide the cake mix between the two tins and cook in the oven for 22-25 minutes approx, or until you can insert a knife into the sponge and it comes out clean
- Whilst the cake is cooking – make the chocolate egg nests by boiling a pan of water, a quarter full, and set a heatproof bowl in the mouth of the pan, making sure the water doesn’t touch the bottom of the bowl.
- Melt the chocolate, butter and golden syrup in the bowl, stirring occasionally.
- Once melted, carefully remove the bowl and add the cornflakes, folding them into the chocolate.
- Spoon the mixture into cupcake cases and leave in the fridge to set (takes approx 30 mins).
- Whilst the sponges are cooling, make your frosting by beating the cream cheese and chocolate spread together
- Sandwich the two sponges together with some of the frosting, then cover the cake with the remaining frosting
- Take your chocolate bunnies, and stick around the side of the cake alternating between big and small bunnies
- Carefully place your chocolate egg nests into the centre of your cake, and add your milkybar eggs
- Add your smarties mini eggs onto the top of the cake (I found it best to add these individually!)
- Serve and wow your friends and family! And of course, stuff your face!
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I hope you enjoyed this recipe and find it as fun to make and yummy to eat as I did! Although I’ve named it an Easter cake – this could also be a great one after Easter. You could even use some of your Easter chocolate to make it! Alllllllll the scrumptious chocolatey goodness!!! Have you made any yummy treats this Easter? Do you have any lovely plans for the Bank Holiday weekend?
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