Monday, 6 April 2015

Easter Treats



As it was Easter yesterday, I thought I'd start my day off with some baking. There's nothing better than making nest related bakes at Easter. The first thing I baked was a chocolate nest cake. I will admit this was a packet mix, I don't normally use them but it was in my cupboard and I wanted to use it up before it went past its best before date next month! It was the Thorntons Chocolate Cake Mix which I DON'T recommend as it was expensive and it doesn't even include the topping for the cake - very deceiving! I baked this and then topped it with this buttercream. Admittedly I broke one half of the cake...buttercream is very good at sticking it back together! I then melted some chocolate and mixed crushed up shredded wheat into it, before spooning the mixture on top of the cake. I added some mini eggs in the middle to make a nest. Delicious! I took inspiration from Anna Saccone for this!

The next treat I baked was Creme Egg Cupcakes. I used a simple chocolate cupcake recipe and the post I've linked for inspiration. I love how there's a Creme Egg in the middle of each cupcake, making them extra tasty and chocolately! If you have any leftover Easter chocolate you'd like to do some baking with, hopefully this gives you some ideas.

What do you like to make at Easter?
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5 comments:

  1. This looks amazing! I love how it looks like a nest on top!




    Emma xx


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  2. I love thorntons cake mixes, so yum!

    Love Vicki | victoriajanex.co.uk

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  3. Do it! So yummy. My Mom made me a chocolate orange cake for my 16th and 18th (I'm not huge on cake so I didn't eat any) others said it was delicious! xx

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  4. It's so cute isn't it! I can't wait to make another next year xx

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  5. I'm not huge on cake but it did taste lovely! xx

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