Mini Egg Show Stopper Cake
This little number I have seen floating around the Pintrest world for quite sometime now but always thought it would be way to high-tech for someone with my skill level to create. I was in fact wrong, after actually looking into it I realised it is so simple and easy. And I think it looks pretty pro; if I do say so myself. One thing that is great with this cake is that you can really edit it to your personal taste; you can sandwich whatever flavour you want in it and choose whatever butter icing you fancy. The only thing that needs to stay the same is the Mini Egg decoration part.
I’ve decided this will be the staple decoration for Easter dinner; its sure to get the conversation flowing about how talented I am *insert sassy emoji here*.
Here is the recipe if you care to recreate:
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 45 mins
Decoration time: 20 mins
Total time: 1 hour 15 mins
- 450g Self Raising Flour
- 2 Level tsp Baking Powder
- 375g Butter
- 375g Caster Sugar
- 6 Large free range eggs
- 2 tbsp Milk
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 Pots of Betty Crocker Icing. Flavour of your choice. (You could make butter icing yourself but I am way to lazy for that)
- 12 Bags of 90g Mini Eggs
- Preheat your oven on 180 degrees/Gas Mark 4 and get your trays ready. I recommend silicone because they are the best! No need for the unnecessary greasing.
- This is when it gets really easy. After you have weighted all your ingredients out, whack them all into one big mixing bowl and mix with an electrical mixer (if you don’t have an electrical mixer all I can say is “I’m sorry for your struggle”) for 2-3 mins until pale and fluffy.
- Dispense the cake mix between two cake trays and spread evenly.
- Pop them into the oven for approx. 45 mins, or until the top is nice and bouncy and there is no residue when you prick with a skewer.
- Allow to completely cool. While this is happening begin to separate your mini eggs into colours. You don’t have to do this part but I found it a lot easier when it came to decorating.
- Once cool apply your pre made icing of your choice (I chose coffee) all on the top of one half and sandwich together, then smother the rest of the cake.
- Now the fun part. Add your mini eggs one by one in any fashion, I decided to do a colour spiral of sorts.
- Show it off to everyone on social media and make them jealous of how cool you are.
If you want to know how to make some awesome Creme Egg Brownies check them out here.
Hope you enjoyed.