Creme Egg cake
Total time:plus cooling time
Skill level: Bit of effort
This Creme Egg cake is made with a rich chocolate sponge and plenty of Creme Eggs. It's the only cake you need to make for Easter, whether for afternoon tea or Easter dessert. If you're a Creme Egg lover or just a sweet tooth in general, this will be the cake of your dreams piled high with gooey Creme Eggs, melted rich chocolate and a thick chocolate sponge cake. It takes just under 1 hour plus time to let it cool to make this cake but it is well worth the wait. This Creme Egg cake serves 8-12 people, so make sure to invite people over so can taste this Easter treat (or just have it all to yourself, we definitely won't judge!). We bet you've never seen so many Creme Eggs featured in one gorgeous cake!
IngredientsFor this Easter recipe you will need:
- 100g soft butter
- 225g light muscovado sugar
- 200g self-raising flour
- 40g cocoa
- 1tsp baking powder
- 2 eggs
- 125ml milk
- 100g dark chocolate, melted
- 1tsp vanilla extract
For the ganache:
- 5 Cadbury’s Creme Eggs, chopped
- 3tbsp double cream
For the filling:
- 250ml double cream
- 1tbsp icing sugar
- 3 Cadbury’s Creme Eggs, chopped
For the decoration:
- 3 Cadbury’s Creme Eggs
- 1 x 89g bag mini Cadbury’s Creme Eggs
This cake is best eaten on the day it's made but if you have any leftover store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.
- Heat oven to 180C/gas mark 4. Grease and line 2 x 20cm sandwich tins. In a large bowl, rub together the butter, sugar, flour, cocoa and baking powder until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.
- Whisk together eggs, milk, chocolate and vanilla extract. Pour into the flour mixture and mix well.
- Divide the mixture equally between the tins. Bake for 25-30 mins until springy. Leave to cool for 10 mins, then transfer to racks to cool completely. Wrap well in cling film if making ahead.
- For the ganache, put the chopped Creme Eggs and cream into a heatproof bowl placed over barely simmering water. Heat gently until the chocolate has melted. Remove from the heat and stir briefly, until combined and smooth. Allow to cool for 1 hour, or until thick enough to spread.
- Meanwhile, whip the cream with icing sugar to medium peaks then stir through most of the chopped Creme Eggs. Put one half of the cake onto a cake stand or serving plate and spread with the cream. Put the second cake on top and decorate with the ganache. Decorate with the remaining large and mini Creme Eggs.