Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Creme Egg Cake

chocolate creme egg cake
Creme Egg Cake
Creme eggs. Love them or hate them?
I love them and think they are really pretty so wanted to use them in a cake. I actually made this a few weeks back and then also saw that Mammasaurus had made a delightful Creme Egg Chocolate Quiche (you have to see it - yummy!) So.....I thought I'd share it on here. It didn't turn out as pretty as I wanted it but then my baking never does.
creme egg cake
Firstly.... I made a chocolate mousse to sandwich the cake together with and then cover it.  This needs about 225g of chocolate, broken into pieces and two eggs. I melted the choccy in a glass bowl in the microwave - very carefully, taking it out frequently and stirring it. It can burn so easily. Separate the two eggs. Whisk the egg yolks into the warm mixture. Leave to cool.

Whisk the remaining egg whites in a clean bowl and with a clean whisk - the slightest bit of grease can ruin this. When you get soft peaks you are there! Fold into the chocolate mixture and there you have a lovely airy mousse. Chill in the fridge for about 40 minutes.

I made a basic sponge so it wouldn't be too sickly using my usual method of weighing 3 eggs and matching the same weight in caster sugar, self-raising flour and baking margarine.
Firstly beat the caster sugar and margarine together until the grittiness has gone. Add a cap full of vanilla essence. Then alternate between adding the eggs and the sieved flour.
Once the mixture is smooth, add to a greased cake pan. I use silicon ones. Pop in the oven at about gas mark 4 / 180 degrees C for about 20 minutes.

Once cooled sandwich with the mousse and cover it too. It is quite gooey but it will firm up later. Break several Creme Eggs, have a little nibble :) and put the rest on the cake. I added some white chocolate stars too. I put the cake in the fridge for a while to do this.

Enjoy xxx
creme egg cake  vintage bunny silhoutte

46 comments:

sbroadley said...

Time with family and a lovely big buffet - although I have to spend most of Saturday making it!!!!

Kathy D said...

THE EGGS WHETHER THEY ARE CHOCOLATE, DECORATED OR A THREE MINUTE BOILED

Rachel Craig said...

Spending time with family and friends.Sharing a meal and treats is a nice way to celebrate Easter. Sometimes we do crafting as gifts.

lynn heath said...

Spending time with the kids and 'helping' them eat their chocolate!!!!

Caroline Blaza said...

Spending time with the family

fritha strickland said...

OH I love that Eric Carle book! Not heard of the others, will have to check them out. Off to pin now and thanks so much for joining in! x

laura stewart said...

family time, easter egg hunt and roast dinner

Zoe Roxby said...

Watching the kids decorate their eggs

Paula Barker said...

Getting together with all the family

Michelle Banks said...

All the chocolate!!! lol

Lia Louise Burns said...

the kids faces eater sunday x

Claire D said...

No work and spending time with the family

Julie Ward said...

Getting a couple of days of work and giving the grandchildren their eggs

Tracey Quinn said...

Spending time with my family

lauren tourle said...

getting to spend time with my family, and doing activities like making things and doing easter egg hunts :)

Michelle Ordever said...

As long as it tastes yummy that's all that matters!!

FOXGLOVE38 said...

chocolate easter eggs

Harley Richardson said...

Spending time with family x

fritha strickland said...

wow delicious heart attack on a plate, yum! x

Wild & Grizzly said...

This looks like the most amazing calorie loaded treat I've ever set my eyes on! x

Louisa said...

I love creme eggs! Our local shop keeper gave me a pack of 3 the other day *just because* I was overwhelmed! Yummy.

Healthier Mummy said...

I'm one of the people who HATES Creme Eggs but I love those caramelly eggs. I can see a variation coming.

kristin burdsall said...

My mum always does an Easter egg hunt in her garden for my children. My eldest son is now 15 but he still joins in. For the chocolate of course...

cherie shaw said...

Spending time with my children & sharing chocolate :)

Lara Davis said...

Spending days out with the family

clairebob23 said...

Spending time with all the family and going on an egg hunt with the children

Marie Horton said...

Chocolateeeeee, then on Easter Monday thinking oh poo diet tomorrow

Nell@PigeonPairandMe said...

Aaah let the chocolate rumpus begin! I LOVE the look of this cake.

Chris Fletcher said...

got to love the chocolate eggs! I mean meeting up with the family of course

Hayley Todd said...

I love the whole family coming together to spend the Easter weekend together. It is one of the only times in the year we do all meet up as we are spread so far across the country! We always have a fabulous Easter Egg hunt for the children, a scrumptious lunch followed by a long country walk to burn off all the calories.

Kay Panayi said...

Spending time with my family and my kids and of course chocolate

Phyllis Ellett said...

The Easter Sunday roast, with all the family around, lot less stress than Christmas dinner.

kimberley said...

The smile on my little ones faces

Rebecca Nisbet said...

going to the inlaws caravan with the kids, and the rest of there family and doing a easter egg hunt around the caravan site

Lucy M said...

Getting the family together for an Easter egg hunt and a Sunday roast.

john hunter said...

Watching my nephew's and niece's searching for them and enjoying them when found.

Tobys proud mummy said...

I love spending lots of fun quality time with the children rolling our eggs and doing fun easter hunting for eggs and treasure.. I love the Bunny Ears Egg cup guess it was designed especially for us xxx

L Morris said...

The Easter egg hunt with the kids x

Allan Fullarton said...

Great packaging and love that it's personalised.

George Williamson said...

Fabulous

marie lindsay said...

easter eggs and the roast dinner

Tracey said...

Easter cake!

PamGregory said...

The Chocolate!!

zooe bryan said...

i love watching the kids eat their chocolate and see them get all messy :D

Agata Pokutycka said...

I am so looking forward to Easter and all the chocolate :-)

MightyTravels said...

YUM!!! This is being bookmarked for next Easter... if I can wait that long!!


Following you on Twitter now - so I can make myself even more hungry :)

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