Sunday, 5 April 2015

Happy Easter!

I made this treat for my family and I to enjoy on Easter Sunday. It was really easy to make and tastes amazing. This is a chocolate cake I've made before, but just added the mini eggs to coincide with this special day. Don't watch the shoddy frosting, I'm an amateur lol!
Serves 8
6oz butter, softened
6oz golden caster sugar
3 eggs, beaten
3 tbsp golden syrup
2 tsp ground almonds
6oz self-raising flour
1oz cocoa powder
Cadbury mini eggs

Chocolate buttercream frosting
8oz icing sugar
4oz butter, softened
1oz cocoa powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp milk (optional)

Method
Grease two sandwich tins and line the bases with baking paper. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/ Gas Mark 4. Place the butter and sugar in a  bowl and beat together until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs. Stir in the golden syrup and ground almonds. Sift the flour and cocoa powder, then fold into the mixture. Spoon the mixture into the prepared tins and bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes, or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean. Leave the cakes to cool in the tine for 10 mins, then turn out onto wire rack to cool completely.
To make the icing, cream the butter in a bowl until soft, then sift in the icing sugar and cocoa powder until well combined. Add the vanilla extract and combine well. If the frosting appears too dry, add one tablespoon of milk at a time until it reaches the right consistency. When the cakes are cold, sandwich them together with half the icing. Spread the remaining icing over the top and sides of the cake, and decorate the cake with the mini eggs however you like.

Enjoy! xo

2 comments:

  1. This looks soo delicious!! Hope you had a lovely Easter Sunday :) xoxo

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  2. looks super yummy! X

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