Easter Cake Recipe: Chocolate Nest Cake (from Irish Baking Adventures)

Our talented friend, Irish Baking Adventures has been incredibly busy in the kitchen, supplying us with a deliciously chocolatey recipe for a cake that is out-of-this-world perfect for Easter.

Easter Cake recipe

INGREDIENTS

CAKE

300g caster sugar

180g plain flour

50g good quality cocoa powder

1tsp baking powder

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

2 eggs

250ml milk

100g butter, melted

2 tsp vanilla extract

250ml boiling water

 

FILLING

1 tub mascarpone cheese

250ml cream

30g icing sugar

1tsp vanilla extract

Orange food colouring

 

DRIZZLE

200g white chocolate

Orange “Candy” colouring

3 Cadbury crème eggs (broken up)

 

METHOD

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F.

Spray the inside of the Bundt tin with a baking spray or brush with melted butter.

Sift the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, salt into a bowl.

In the food processor, mix the eggs, milk, oil, then add the dry ingredients slowly, a spoonful at a time.  Lastly, mix in the boiling water and mix gently.

Bake for 45mins or until a skewer comes out clean. Leave to cool for 20mins before removing cake from tin. Leave cake to go cold on wire tray.

WHILST CAKE IS COOLING…

Whip mascarpone, cream, sugar and vanilla together until thick enough to pipe.

Take ½ amount of cream and add a little orange colouring till you get a Cadburys cream egg colour and put cream & “orange cream” into 2 piping bags with an icing nozzle.

Split the cake in half and pipe both creams in swirls on ½ cake, sandwich with the other half.

Melt the white chocolate, remove half into a separate bowl and colour with the “CANDY” ORANGE COLOURING.  Drizzle both colours over the cake to give a nest effect.

Break up Cadburys Cream Eggs and place on top of Bundt.

Easter Cake recipe

 

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