Mini Eggs chocolate nest cake

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Mini eggs nest cake
Mini eggs nest cake
  • Serves: 14

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  • Skill level: Easy peasy

Mini Eggs nest cake is the perfect chocolate treat for Easter - it's easy to make and ready in under an hour (and we guarantee it will be loved by kids and grown-ups alike). This Mini Eggs nest cake is such a great choice if you're feeding a crowd over the bank holiday - it looks really stunning and although it looks really impressive, it won't take ages to make. The pretzel sticks covered in chocolate sauce really do look like a nest and every household is full of Mini Eggs at Easter so you can scatter as many as you can fit on the nest for a really pretty finish.


  • 175g butter, softened
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 50g cocoa
  • 1-2tbsp milk
For the buttercream:
  • 150g butter, softened
  • 225g icing sugar
  • 50g cocoa
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 2tbsp milk
For the nest:
  • 150g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1tbsp golden syrup
  • 75g pretzel sticks
  • 1x90g bag Cadbury’s Mini Eggs
  • Small plastic birds, to decorate

Mix up the topping by choosing mini Creme Eggs or Galaxy Golden Eggs instead of (or as well as!) Mini Eggs


  1. Heat the oven to 190C, gas 5. Grease and line 2x20cm sandwich tins.

  2. Tip the butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla, flour, cocoa and milk into a food processor, and whizz until smooth and light. Spoon into the tins and bake for 25 mins until a skewer comes out clean.

  3. Meanwhile, to make the icing, beat the butter, icing sugar, cocoa, vanilla and milk until smooth and creamy; set aside.

  4. To make the nest, melt the chocolate and golden syrup in a bowl in the microwave. Stir through the pretzel sticks and pour onto a baking tray lined with clingfilm to shape into a nest, and leave to set.

  5. Once cooled, cut a 6cm round out of one of the cakes and remove the centre. Spread the other cake with a third of the buttercream and top with the other sponge. Cover the cake with the remaining buttercream and top with the nest. Fill with Mini Eggs and decorate with little birds to serve.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 487(kcal)
  • Fat 27.0g
  • Saturates 16.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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