Easter Egg Traybake

This scrumptious Easter Egg Traybake is very easy to make and is the perfect cake to make for a birthday celebration for an Easter egg fan.

This Easter Egg Traybake is a very easy cake to make for a birthday celebration, which is exactly why I made it last weekend. Making it as a traybake made it easy to transport and cut into slices, compared to a round birthday cake.

While a circular cake is great for many celebrations, I find, having had lots of experience of this now, that they do not always travel well in the back of a car. Indeed, sometimes the top sponge can slide off the bottom one slightly, making it messy in its appearance by the time it reaches its destination.

The birthday girl requested a cake with creme eggs. However, as you can see I decided to add a mix of Easter egg chocolates. After all, who does not like Creme Eggs, mini eggs, gold eggs and Malteaser bunnies?

The cake was filled with a chocolate buttercream and topped with melted chocolate before being decorated with all those yummy eggs and bunnies.


If you fancy making it yourself, then here is the recipe:


Recipe for Easter Egg Traybake
Serves 12

Ingredients:

250g butter
175g caster sugar
4 eggs
200g self raising flour
50g cocoa powder

*Buttercream*
100g butter
150g icing sugar
50g milk chocolate

*Decoration*
200g milk chocolate
3 Cadbury Creme Eggs, sliced in half
6 mini Malteaser Bunnies
Smartie Eggs (1/2 packet)
Galaxy Golden Eggs (3/4 packet)
Edible Sprinkles

Method:

Pre heat the oven to 180oC / 160oC
Grease and line a baking tray – I used a rectangle one approx 30cmx19cm. (You could make this in 2 x 8 inch cake tins if you prefer.)
Cream the butter and sugar together for 5 minutes until pale and soft
Add the eggs and beat well
Fold in the flour and cocoa powder until well combined
Pour into your baking tin and bake for approx 25 minutes until the sponge is risen, and cooked right through
Allow to cool
Meanwhile make your buttercream:
Melt the chocolate and leave to cool slightly
Beat the butter for about 5 minutes until soft and then carefully beat in the icing sugar
Once it is smooth, add the melted chocolate and beat well.
Take your cold sponge and slice it in half to make two sponges
Spread the buttercream onto to one half and put the other sponge on top to make your cake
Now Decorate your cake:
Melt the chocolate and then top your cake with it and s smooth it over with a palette knife
Now cover with your eggs and sprinkles. Leave to set.

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Welcome to a new Bake of the Week

Thank you to those of you who linked up with Helen . We had a great number of entries so thank you for linking up. You can see all of the delicious looking bakes below:

 

What an amazing and realistic football on this wonderful cake made by Helen

I had idea about the history behind this cake, until I saw Choclette feature her version of a Cornish Hevva Cake 

How original are these Hot Cross Shortbread Cookies made by Janice? 

These mini Eccles Cakes reminded me that I really need to eat one soon, it has been too long!

This stunning Easy Blood Orange Upside-Down Cake looks delicious , thanks for sharing Jo. 

I love malt loaf and this GF version by Rebecca is one I must try myself.

Mmmmm I adore mini eggs so I would have no trouble eating these Double Chocolate Mini Egg Cookies by Cat

How delicious does this no bake Choc Chip Cookie Cheesecake look? Well done Kat it is great!

Another fab way of using up over ripe bananas, this Rum Banana Bread is a tasty way to incorporate them. 

Comfort in a bowl – this yummy apple crumble looks soooooo good.  

Finally, my very own Creme Egg Flapjacks 

Ok so now to pick my favourite………. right I am going to have to go with these Hot Cross Shortbread Cookies made by Janice. 

Bake Of the Week Guidelines 

The new linky opens every Thursday with a new Round up, hosted by myself and Helen . The bakes linked up will be shared widely across Twitter, Pinterest, Stumble Upon, Facebook (when possible) & G+ . Also, all linked up bakes will have a link in the following week’s roundup and comments. If you can, please visit a couple of other entrants and let them know where you found them by leaving #BakeoftheWeek.

Furthermore, there is now a Bake of the Week Facebook group . Anyone with an interest in baking is invited to to join. We hope to build a real community of like-minded bakers from all areas. You don’t need to be a professional – Newbie questions are totally welcome. It is a safe place where no question is too basic or advanced. The link to add yourself is HERE

Please do link up your new #BakeoftheWeek here.



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16 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Thank you so much for choosing my Hot Cross shortbread Cookies as your favourite bake. Your chocolate tray bake looks very delicious and bound to be a big hit with children large and small!

  2. I love Traybakes and this one is brilliant! What a great idea to plaster it with colourful chocolate eggs. I love all the Easter Bakes and the unashamed chocolate love. Go hard or go home. Thank you for sharing it with #BakingCrumbs

  3. so happy to be baking and linking up again, as well as seeing what everyone else is baking. I love the look of your tray bake so much chocolaty yumminess

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