Mini Egg Chocolate Cake

Mini Egg Chocolate Cake

Mini Egg Chocolate Cake

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.  

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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

Mini Egg Chocolate Cake
Serves 12
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Ingredients
  1. 200g unsalted butter
  2. 200g caster sugar
  3. 4 eggs
  4. 160g self raising flour
  5. 40g cocoa powder
  6. 100g cream cheese
  7. 200g chocolate spread
  8. 2 bags of Cadburys mini eggs
Instructions
  1. pre heat the oven to 180oC / 160oC (fan)
  2. grease and line 2 x 8 inch sandwich tins
  3. cream the butter and sugar together for about 5 minutes until pale and soft
  4. add the eggs and a spoonful of the flour and beat for a few more minutes
  5. fold in the remaining flour and the cocoa powder
  6. divide the batter between the two tins and then cook in the oven for 22-25 minutes approx
  7. leave the cakes to cool
  8. once the sponges are cold to the touch, make your frosting by beating the cream cheese and chocolate spread together
  9. Divide the frosting in half and in another bowl pour one half in and put to one side
  10. take one bag of the mini eggs and bash with a rolling pin to break them up
  11. pour into one of the bowls of buttercream and mix well
  12. spread this on to the the bottom sponge
  13. top with the other sponge and then spread the other portion of buttercream over the top
  14. take the other bag of mini eggs, and cover the top of the cake with them
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This went down very well with my PTA friends at a recent get together!
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