Easter is fast approaching now and I do not know about you, but there is something about Easter egg chocolate which just tastes much nicer than regular chocolate in bar form. Maybe it takes me back to being a kid, unwrapping the foil to reveal the chocolate egg and see what little sweets were hidden inside it. Yum!
My favourite chocolate eggs are Cadbury’s mini eggs – they are not only pretty to look at but taste amazing! I made some cookies and a pinata cake featuring mini eggs last Easter, but this year I have made a chocolate cake and crushed the eggs in the buttercream, and topped the cake with some too.
This is not a fancy bake by any means, just a chocolate cake with a chocolate buttercream and mini eggs, but I think it looks good and, of course, it tastes as good as it looks.
If you fancy giving this a go yourself, then let me tell you how
- 200g unsalted butter
- 200g caster sugar
- 4 eggs
- 160g self raising flour
- 40g cocoa powder
- 100g cream cheese
- 200g chocolate spread
- 2 bags of Cadburys mini eggs
- pre heat the oven to 180oC / 160oC (fan)
- grease and line 2 x 8 inch sandwich tins
- cream the butter and sugar together for about 5 minutes until pale and soft
- add the eggs and a spoonful of the flour and beat for a few more minutes
- fold in the remaining flour and the cocoa powder
- divide the batter between the two tins and then cook in the oven for 22-25 minutes approx
- leave the cakes to cool
- once the sponges are cold to the touch, make your frosting by beating the cream cheese and chocolate spread together
- Divide the frosting in half and in another bowl pour one half in and put to one side
- take one bag of the mini eggs and bash with a rolling pin to break them up
- pour into one of the bowls of buttercream and mix well
- spread this on to the the bottom sponge
- top with the other sponge and then spread the other portion of buttercream over the top
- take the other bag of mini eggs, and cover the top of the cake with them
This went down very well with my PTA friends at a recent get together!
Why not give it a go yourself?