Sunday, 16 April 2017

The Ultimate Easter Cake Recipe

The Ultimate Easter Cake Recipe

Happy Easter Everyone!

I hope you have all over indulged in lots of chocolate and goodies today already. As an Easter treat I thought I would share a recipe with you for my ultimate chocolate covered indulgent and quite frankly naughty chocolate fudge cake. This cake is a cake that Bruce Bogtrotter would be proud of. It's also a great way to use the chocolate, treats and sweets from your easter eggs as toppings.

The Ultimate Easter Cake Recipe


Preparation Time: 20 minutes + Decoration Time at the end
Cooking Time: 25 minutes (plus a little cooling time)
Oven Temp: 180 degrees celcius (Fan Assisted)
Serves: 8


Ingredients:


For the Cake:
  • 175g Self Raising Flour
  • 2 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 1 Tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 150g Caster Sugar
  • 2 Medium Eggs (Beaten)
  • 1/4 Pint Semi-Skimmed Milk
  • 1/4 Pint Sunflower Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Golden Syrup
For the Icing & Decoration:
  • 75g Butter (Unsalted)
  • 175g Icing Sugar
  • 3 Tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • Drop of Milk
  • As many chocolate goodies of your choice for

The Ultimate Easter Cake Recipe

Method:
  1. Pre-heat your oven 
  2. Line two 7" cake tins 
  3. Sieve the flour, cocoa powder and bicarbonate of soda into a large mixing bowl
  4. Add in the caster sugar and mix well
  5. Make a large well in the centre of the bowl
  6. Add the golden syrup, beaten eggs, sunflower oil and semi-skimmed milk
  7. Mix with an electric whisk until smooth and gooey
  8. Spoon the mixture evenly into the two cake tins
  9. Bake for approximately 25 minutes until risen and firm
  10. Cool on a cooling rack
Once cool you can make the butter icing, if you would like to save some time and cheat this step, Betty Crocker do a great Chocolate Fudge Icing which is available in most supermarkets.
  1. Beat the butter in a bowl until soft
  2. Gradually sift in the icing sugar and cocoa powder
  3. Add enough milk to make the icing fluffy and spreadable
  4. Spread on the middle and top of your cake, or for something a little lighter you can use a simple buttercream as filling and spread all the chocolate icing for the top and sides. 

The Ultimate Easter Cake Recipe


Whilst the icing is gooey I'd advise decorating with the chocolates goodies of your choice, I chose Cadbury creme eggs and mini eggs, half an Easter egg, a popping candy Easter bunny with two colours of chocolate drizzle and some popping candy, but feel free to decorate with all the goodies of your choice.

Hope you have a lovely Easter weekend!

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