The ultimate Easter cake

The ultimate Easter cake // LUCY-COLEWhilst I was browsing through Pinterest the other week, I found the most amazing idea for an Easter bake. It’s very rare I make the effort or take the time out to bake, but I knew when I saw this little beauty I just had to give it a go. This one is actually made out of ice cream, but I figured a cake alternative wouldn’t be too hard and would last a little bit longer. A few trips to the shop later (buying 15 Malteser┬ábunnies in one go is a bit embarrassing) and here it is! I like to share a good recipe on my blog but simply don’t bake or cook enough to share them, but don’t worry, I have everything you need to know to make this beauty below.

 

For the cake you’ll need:

The ultimate Easter cake // LUCY-COLE

  • 175g of softened margarine or butter
  • 175g of caster sugar
  • 175f self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 3 eggs

To make the mix it’s pretty easy – make sure you sieve the flour and baking powder, chuck it all in one bowl and mix until you’ve got a nice smooth consistency! I used two cake tins which were 7inch in size. Try to empty the mixture into each as evenly as possible and then cook at Gas Mark 4/ 160C in a fan oven for 20-30 minutes. For me, 27 minutes left the cakes perfectly cooked and springy to touch!

 

Next, onto the filling and the topping. For this you’ll need:

  • 100g of butter
  • 200g icing sugar
  • 20ml of hot milk
  • 2 bags of mini eggs
  • 15┬áMalteser bunnies

To make the buttercream, make sure your butter is soft, and slowly add the icing sugar (sieving it as you go) and the hot milk. Eventually, you’ll have a lovely creamy mixture. Pop half of this in the middle, some more on top, and then save a little to help stick the Malteser┬ábunnies around the outside. Add the mini eggs on top, and you’re done!

 

It’s as easy as that. I decided to add a cute little ribbon as a finishing touch and to help keep the bunnies in place. What do you think? Would you give it a go?

 

Lucy x