Whilst 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 bunnies 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:
- 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 Malteser 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 bunnies 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?