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Eye-catching Easter Egg Cake Recipe

Eye-catching Easter Egg Cake Recipe

Easter is coming soon, let’s bake a fun and delicious cake to get into the mood. This one with Easter Egg on it is just perfect, let’s try!

Ingredients:

For the cake-

  • 280 g brown sugar
  • 250 g plain flour
  • 200ml olive oil
  • 6 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda

For the nest-

  • 200g marshmallows
  • 100g butter, chopped into chunks
  • 75 g pretzels crushed
  • 4 shredded wheat biscuits crushed
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • chocolate eggs to decorate

For the icing-

  • 300g icing sugar
  • 150g butter
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder

Method:

  1. Put the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, sugar and a large pinch of salt in a big bowl. Whisk until you get a thin and sandy mixture without lumps. Heat oven to 180C/160C. Oil and line two 20cm round cake tins.
  2. Whisk the oil with the buttermilk in a jug. Stir in the vanilla and eggs, then pour the liquid ingredients into the dry ones and mix until there are no streaks. Divide the mixture into 2 tins and bake for 25 mins. Leave the cakes to cool in the tins for 15 mins, then transfer them to wire racks.
  3. Next, it is time to build the nest. Grease a tin. Put the marshmallows and butter in a heatproof bowl and microwave on high for 60s, stirring halfway through, then continue microwaving in 20-second blasts until you get a runny mixture. Stir in the cocoa, pretzels and shredded wheat until well combined. Tip the mixture into your lined tin and use the back of your spoon to create a nest shape. Cool it down at room temperature for a few hrs, or chill in the fridge if you want it to set faster.
  4. To make the icing, beat the butter, cocoa, icing sugar and milk together until smooth. Add more milk if the mixture is too stiff. Assemble the cake by stacking the sponges with icing in between, topping with more icing and the nest. Fill your nest with full load of chocolate eggs and serve. Now you can catch the eyeballs of all the guests!