Sunday, 20 April 2014

Easter Egg Nest Cake

It would not be an Easter series if I didn’t do a bake involving mini eggs. There is something so addictive about them that I take full advantage of every Easter. This year it went a step further – it has taken a lot of willpower to resist buying these mini egg inspired nail varnishes and I doubt I’m out of the woods yet. So to celebrate the best Easter treat, this cake was made.DSC_0135I have been meaning to bake this cake for several Easters now but every time I never quite got round to it and spent the week after Easter looking at it and realising what a fool I had been. A chocolate cake, topped with chocolate cream, and finished with chocolate decorations? What is not to love.DSC_0134I’m so pleased I finally got round to making this. It was more than worth the wait and looks like it may well become a new favourite! The flourless chocolate cake base is dense, truffle like and rich. The chocolate cream on top is surprisingly light despite the hefty layer and tastes just like chocolate mousse. It goes without saying that the mini eggs were delicious, but this cake doesn’t need to be confined to Easter – swapping the mini eggs for raspberries and strawberries would lighten Love Cake logothe cake (a tad) and be amazing for a summer birthday cake. My tips for this cake would be to drastically under whip the cream – until it is only just beginning to hold its shape – because folding in the chocolate and spreading it over the cake continues to firm it up. I’ve also submitted this cake to April’s Love Cake event, where the theme is Springing into Easter. You can find the recipe here – enjoy!DSC_0147

8 comments:

La Table De Nana said...

It's adorable..Those mini eggs are my fave..

BUY the nail polish..it's too cute and you are young and lovely!
happy easter!

The Caked Crusader said...

Lovely looking cake - I do always like a chocolate moussey style cake

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Mmmhhh, divine looking!

Happy easter.

Cheers,

Rosa

Jo said...

That thick wedge of chocolate cream looks way too tempting! Happy Easter!

Karen @ Lemon Grove Cake Diaries said...

Beautiful cake and I love the mini eggs on top.

Happy Easter!

Dewi said...

Your cake looks so cute! Love how it fit the easter theme.

Maggie said...

Lovely and a great recipe too.

Jibber JabberUK said...

I love cakes with double textures. This would make a lovely dessert as well. Thanks for linking up with this month's Love Cake.