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Creme Egg Cake

  • Author: Jessica Holmes
  • Prep Time: 60 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 10
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: Australian

Description

Chocolate cake covered in creamy Creme Egg buttercream.


Ingredients

Chocolate cake

  • 280 grams (2 cups) plain flour
  • 80 grams (1 cup) cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 300 grams (1 and 1/2 cups) caster sugar
  • 90 grams (1/2 cup) brown sugar
  • 240 ml (1 cup) buttermilk
  • 180 ml (3/4 cup) vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 240 ml (1 cup) hot water

Creme egg buttercream

  • 230 grams (1 cup / 2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 435 grams (3 and 1/2 cups) icing or powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 180 grams (1 cup) mini Cadbury Creme Eggs, roughly chopped
  • Cadbury Creme Eggs, for decorating

Instructions

  1. Chocolate cake
    Preheat your oven to 180 C (360 F). Grease and line two 8 inch round cake tins with baking or parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and baking soda. Then add the sugars. Whisk together.
  3. In a separate mixing bowl, add the buttermilk, vegetable oil, vanilla and eggs. Whisk together. Boil the kettle and pour out 1 cup of hot water and set aside.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients. Start to fold together, slowly pour in the hot water, and continue to mix until all the ingredients are incorporated.
  5. Divide the mixture into two cake tins and bake for approximately 30-35 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean. Leave for 10 minutes before gently removing the cakes from their tins and leave them to cool completely on a wire rack.
  6. Creme Egg buttercream
    In a large mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the butter and on a medium speed until creamy and smooth. Sift in half the icing sugar. Add a tablespoon or two of milk to help loosen up the mixture.
  7. Add the rest of the icing sugar and continue to beat until creamy. Add a tablespoon of milk as needed. You want a thick and creamy frosting. If it’s too thick, add a touch more milk. Add chopped Easter eggs and stir to combine.
  8. Trim the tops of your cakes using a serrated knife. Cover the first cake layer with a generous amount of frosting and spread it out, going right to the edges.
  9. Place the remaining chocolate cake layer upside down on top. Then gently frost the sides and top of the cake. Use a cake scraper to gently remove extra frosting from the sides. Top with Cadbury Creme Eggs.

 


Keywords: Creme Egg Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Layer Cake, Easter Cake

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