Easy Chocolate Easter Cake – it’s so simple!

Easy Chocolate Easter Cake – it’s so simple!

Easy Chocolate Easter Cake 

It’s a Classic and so Easy!

#allthechocolate

This lovely traditional Classic Easy Chocolate Easter Cake is so simple to make, it’s crazy.

However it looks fancy and so lovely as a centre piece, really quite a showstopper. Go On wow the family with your baking and cake decorating skills! 

Everyone loves it! I kid you not! 

Who doesn’t like a KitKat Cake filled with Mini Chocolate Eggs?

I know we all love it for sure and there’s something nostalgist about it too!

I know we used to have it when I was a child, a proper treat 

Easter Cake

The kids and big kids LOVE it!

(I’m happy to report that this particular one raised a fair bit for Fairleigh Hospice, I’m very pleased about that)

You can also adapt it to a Birthday Cake just use any sweets you fancy!

 

You can use any chocolate sweets at all on your Easter Cake!

Just do your thing. I do however love mini  eggs myself – so they always feature on mine.

But I’m thinking I may make one with those golden chocolate eggs, have you seen them?

So we eat a lot of chocolate at Easter – all those eggs, all that chocolate?

However one thing I  believe is Easter time should always be a time to spend with friends and family, always, even without chocolate!

 

So why do we eat Chocolate Eggs at Easter? 

Well according to How it works website 

Eggs are a potent symbol of life, renewal and rebirth dating back millennia. The egg was adopted by early Christians as a symbol of the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter.

The hard shell of the egg represents the tomb and the emerging chick represents Jesus, whose resurrection conquered death.

The tradition of eating eggs on Easter is tied to Lent, the six-week period before Easter during which Christians traditionally abstained from all animal products, including meat, dairy and eggs.

Since chickens continue to lay eggs throughout Lent, people would hard boil the eggs, decorate them and save them for Easter.

The modern tradition of eating chocolate eggs at Easter is a fun, kid-friendly twist on this ancient religious ritual, which originated in Europe during the early-19th century.

 

Chocolate Birthday Cake 

Hey a look at my Easy Birthday Cake, it’s very similar…… 

And this makes the best centre piece for any celebration!

Easy Chocolate Birthday Cake

 

Go on have a go at this simple Easter Cake and show me your pics, go on!

Big Love Cx

Easter Cake

Easy Easter Cake

Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 minute
Servings: 10
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Easy Chocolate Easter Cake - filled with delicious Mini Chocolate Eggs

Ingredients

  • Cake
  • 3 large Eggs free-range
  • 175 g 6 oz Self-Raising Flour
  • 175 g 6 oz Caster Sugar
  • 175 g 6 oz Softened Butter
  • level tsp Baking Powder
  • 40 g 1½ oz Cocoa Powder
  • 4 tbsp Boiling Water
  • Butter Icing
  • 200 g Softened Butter
  • 400 g Icing Sugar sieved
  • 2-4 Tablespoons Milk
  • Decorarion
  • 18 x 2 finger Kit Kats
  • 4 x 100g bags Chocolate Mini Eggs
  • Ribbon
  • Easter chick s

Instructions

  • Cake
  • Preheat the oven to 180C, gas 4.
  • Grease and line 2 x 8inch or 20cm sandwich cake tins (7inch would also do)
  • In a large mixing bowl beat together the eggs, flour, caster sugar, butter and baking powder until smooth.d
  • Put the cocoa in separate mixing bowl and add the water a little at a time to make a stiff paste.
  • Add this paste to the cake mixture and combine
  • Turn into the prepared tins, level the top and bake in the preheated oven for about 20-25 mins, or until shrinking away from the sides of the tin and springy to the touch.
  • Leave to cool in the tin, then turn on to a wire rack to become completely cold
  • Butter icing
  • Cream the softened butter with the sieved icing sugar until smooth (I do it with an electric stand mixer - or electric hand mixer. Or you can do it by hand (think of those toned arms 🙂 )
  • Finally add the milk to slacked off - helps to soften which means icing the cake is easier
  • Construction
  • Place your first cake on a plate or on a cake board, whatever you will ultimately serve it on Add approx. 1/3 of your butter cream and spread evenly across the cake
  • Pop the next cake on top Roughly cover the whole cake in the remaining butter cream - don't be too worried about it being perfect - it should be just a thin layer and it will be covered up!
  • Next  break your KitKats into 1 finger and start placing around the outside of your cake - they will stick to the buttercream
  • When the outside is totally covered in KitKats - place your ribbon around and tie in a bow (also helps to secure the KitKats)
  • Then empty your mini eggs on top and pop on a Easter chick or two Now just enjoy!!!!

Comments

  1. Love mini eggs. Your cake sounds delish! #recipeoftheweek

  2. Sarah | Digital Motherhood

    Looks yum! I am awful at baking so this probably wouldn’t quite turn out as pretty as yours!

  3. Made this it was fantastic and super easy, I’m a novice. I did it in an 8″ tin and needed more kitkats. 16 in total.

  4. Wow that looks like chocolate haven X #brillant

  5. Mummy here and there

    Wow, that looks like chocolate heaven X #brillantblogposts

  6. This looks amazing and perfect for Easter! I’m sure that my son would like to join in with the decorating too. #brilliantblogposts

  7. Mrs Mummy Harris

    oh wow that cake sounds amaaaaazzzzzing! I doubt my presentation would be that good either haha #brilliantblogposts

  8. Alana - Burnished Chaos

    Love this, so simple but very effective. I think even I could manage this! #Brillblogposts

  9. Plan to make this for Easter Sunday. How soon can I make it without freezing to keep it fresh please.

    1. Hi Valerie – i usually make it the day before, but I’m sure a coup of days would be fen. You just don’t want it dry. You could swp the chocolate cake recipe for one made with oil and then it would keep fresh longer! Let me see how you go? Cx

  10. what is the ribbon for? how much do you need?
    Looks lovely going to make for easter

    1. The ribbon is just to make it look pretty – but 0.75m and that should be enough to tie a bow etc x

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