29/03/2018

Easter: Chocolate Easter Egg Nest Cakes


Makes: 12 | Prep Time: 25 mins | Cook Time: 20 mins

Ingredients:

For the cake:
125g butter
- 125g caster sugar
- 125g self-raising flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the chocolate nests:
200g milk chocolate, broken into pieces
- 85g weetabix, crushed
- 2 x 100g bags mini chocolate eggs

You will need:
- 12 x cupcake cases



Instructions:

For the cake:
1. Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees. Prepare your cupcake cases.

2. Cream butter and sugar together until it has become light and creamy. in a little bowl beat the eggs and vanilla together, then add into the mixture. if your batter is curdling then add 3 tsp of the flour and give it a mix until it has become back to normal.

3. Add in the flour and fold with a spatula (so that once it bakes it will have lots of air and will be light)

4. Spoon the mixture in the cases and bake in the oven for 10-15 mins or when a skewer is inserted it comes out clean. Leave to cool.

Meanwhile, for the chocolate nests:
1. Melt the chocolate in a small bowl placed over a pan of barely simmering water. Pour the chocolate over the shredded wheat and stir well to combine.

2. Spoon the chocolate wheat on top of your sponge cupcakes and press the back of a teaspoon in the centre to create a nest shape. Place 3 mini chocolate eggs on top of each nest. Chill the nests in the fridge for 2 hrs until set.

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28 comments

  1. I'm not much of a chocolate person but l must say, these look so tasty!! The recipe is very quick and they came out so perfect! I'm such a scardy cat when it comes to baking but these are so beautiful! Thanks for sharing the recipe too!

    MJ X
    www.beeingyou.co.uk

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    1. I’m not much of a chocolate person either but James loves it! I do think the cake balances out the chocolate though!

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  2. Ooh these look fabulous! I’ve recently made Rice Krispie cakes with mini eggs on top. They were soo tasty, I bet yours were delicious too! Thank you for sharing the recipe 😍 xx

    Bexa | www.hellobexa.com

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    1. Yes we saw! Can’t bake without mini eggs during Easter!

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  3. I really want to do some baking over Easter with my nephews and I’ve read so many recipes over the past few days, but I actually hadn’t thought about putting a little chocolate nest on top of the cake and having them together.. 😍 These sound delicious and may just be the recipe for us! 🖤

    Andi | www.andthenzen.co.uk

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    1. Yay! Really hope you got to bake with the little ones!

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  4. Ooooh these are so cute! They look delicious! I love cupcakes but i am so bad at making them! might give them another go because that recipe sounds amazing! xx corinne

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    1. You defo have to try and try again, cupcakes are too good!

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  5. Omg this post has made me so hungry, these look like such a fab Easter treat! Will have to try and make these at some point over the Easter weekend!

    Grace x

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    1. Hope you got to make them or better yet, it’s never too late to make them! Any reason to have chocolate right?

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  6. Great post! These look absolutely delicious 👌🏻 I recently posted an Easter baking post too haha

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    1. They really were, was a good treat for friends too!

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  7. Uh YUM! I've been really enjoying baking lately, I made creme egg brownies and little cupcakes with mini eggs but I LOVE how you've combined the nests with the cupcakes, genius. Definitely going to make these over the weekend!
    Hels xx
    www.thehelsproject.com

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    1. Omg creme egg brownies sound like heaven, James would enjoy that for sure!

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  8. These look so delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe.❤

    https://tiateilli.com

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    1. I’m glad you think so!

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  9. This recipe looks so easy and tasty perfect for Easter!

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    1. It was pretty easy, wish it took shorter to make though haha

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  10. These look absolutely delicious! I'll have to do some easter baking - https://sophiehearts.net x

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    1. Hope you got to do some Easter baking! It’s always the best!

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  11. These look yummy! I would never thought of combining cakes with crispie cakes what a fabulous idea ❤️
    Thanks for sharing

    Melanie | www.frasersfunhouse.com

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    1. It’s probably the best thing we’ve made to be honest haha

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  12. How good do these look?! I absolutely love cupcakes and chocolate nests, I don’t know why I’d never thought of combining them before!! Easter really is the time to indulge in sweet treats like this - my grandma is paying us a visit today for Good Friday so my Mum and I are about to start whipping up a cake to share with her! Hope you both are having a lovely Easter weekend!

    Abbey 😘😘

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    1. Easter is defo the time to do so for sure! Aww hope you had the best Easter weekend and enjoyed your cake with your Grandma!

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  13. Love how you whipped up something so fitting with Easter! Love how the eggs are just sitting in their nest! Pretty cool that the nest cake is easy to make! Thanks for sharing your recipe :)

    exquisitely.me

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    1. We just had to make these! It was too cute of an opportunity to miss out on!

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    1. Thank you for joining our Easter Egg Hunt☺️💕

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