Chocolate easter cake

Lucas went for a settling in session at his childminders yesterday so I used the time to myself to bake us an Easter cake. I frosted it once he got home though so that is a bit roughly done as he was trying to climb up my leg whilst I was doing it x

Chocolate Easter Cake
Serves 8
A scrumptious treat for the bank holiday weekend
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Cake
  1. 175g margarine or softened butter
  2. 175g caster sugar
  3. 3 medium eggs
  4. 150g self-raising flour, sifted
  5. 50g of cocoa, sifted
  6. 1tsp baking powder
  7. 1tsp vanilla extract
Frosting
  1. 150g icing sugar, sifted
  2. 220g butter
  3. 70g cocoa, sifted
Topping
  1. Mini eggs
  2. Creme egg
Cake
  1. Heat the oven to 180Β°C. Lightly grease an 8 inch round cake tin with a little butter/margarine and cut a piece of greaseproof paper to line the base of the tin.
  2. Put all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and beat with a wooden spoon until smoothly combined.
  3. Spoon the mixture into the tin, smooth the top and bake on the middle shelf of the oven for 45-50 minutes. I insert a knife in the middle to check, if it comes out clean, the cake is done. The top of the cake should also spring back when lightly pressed.
  4. Let the cake sit in the tin for 5 minutes, then gently run a knife around the edge and turn the cake out to cool.
Frosting
  1. Put all the ingredients into a mixing bowl and blend together using an electric whisk.
  2. I piped the frosting onto the cake once it had cooled and finished by topping it with mini eggs and a cut up creme egg.
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16 Comments

16 Comments on Chocolate Easter Cake Recipe

  1. Alana
    March 24, 2016 at 7:34 am (2 years ago)

    This looks AMAZING! I’m so gutted I have gestational diabetes so yummy Easter cakes are off the cards πŸ™ enjoy it! Alana x

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  2. Dean of Little Steps
    March 24, 2016 at 10:37 am (2 years ago)

    I love Easter cakes because they are so fun to decorate. I’m filing this recipe for future use – thank you!

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  3. Mark
    March 24, 2016 at 12:32 pm (2 years ago)

    This looks lovely. We have a family bake off every Easter so I may give this a go with the kids, then if it goes horribly wrong, as my efforts often do, I can blame them … again πŸ™‚

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  4. joanna
    March 24, 2016 at 1:06 pm (2 years ago)

    Looks amazing I now want cake. Yum.

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  5. Leah Miller
    March 24, 2016 at 2:27 pm (2 years ago)

    Ooh, this looks gorgeous! I think easter cakes are a great idea, and they look so cute when decorated too! xx

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  6. tots2travel
    March 24, 2016 at 3:25 pm (2 years ago)

    It’s amazing what you can achieve during a settling in period! lol
    And with a toddler climbing your leg. Looks lush.

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  7. marie
    March 24, 2016 at 8:40 pm (2 years ago)

    Looks so good! I wasnt going to make an easter cake but i might have to now πŸ™‚ enjoy!

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  8. Grant R
    March 25, 2016 at 9:06 am (2 years ago)

    My kids would demolish this in a moment and probably smear a good portion of it all over their faces!

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  9. Tori Gabriel
    March 25, 2016 at 9:25 am (2 years ago)

    Wow, you’re industrious! When my girls went for their first settling in session I took a nap! LOL!

    This cake looks scrummy! I love all the chocolate this time of year.

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  10. Rachel
    March 25, 2016 at 4:51 pm (2 years ago)

    I think I am now wanting some easter cake having accepted I only need one Easter Egg x

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  11. Kara Guppy
    March 28, 2016 at 5:53 pm (2 years ago)

    Now I am hungry! Looks delicious

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  12. Raffa
    March 29, 2016 at 12:18 am (2 years ago)

    This looks delicious!!! I really want to try it (even tho easter is gone!)

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  13. Fi Ni neachtain
    March 29, 2016 at 9:03 am (2 years ago)

    Oh that looks and sounds so delicious! Love the addition of the Mini Eggs to decorate too πŸ™‚

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  14. GoodEggFoodie
    April 5, 2017 at 8:43 pm (11 months ago)

    Looks amazing – just as a chocolate Easter cake should! Thanks for linking it up with #desertislanddish xx

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  15. Mainy - myrealfairy
    April 9, 2017 at 9:18 am (11 months ago)

    Perfect chocolate cake and nice and simple to do. I think you did amazing since you had a little helper climbing your leg at the time – well done!:) Thanks for linking up with #mainyloveseaster
    Mainy x

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