• Description:

    A soft chocolate sponge cake covered in melted chocolate is given an Easter makeover with a crunchy outer layer and ‘nested’ speckled Easter eggs. Cheerful and triple-chocolatey, this Chocolate Cake recipe makes for a fun and scrumptious dessert or teatime treat. Adults and kids alike will love it! Another fun Easter weekend activity is our Rice Krispies Easter Egg Recipe.

  • Ingredients:

    For the cake:
    2 cups plain flour, sifted
    ¾ cups cocoa powder
    1 ½ tsp. baking powder
    2 tsp. bicarbonate of soda
    Pinch of salt
    1 cup milk
    1 tsp. vanilla essence

    ½ cup vegetable oil
    2 whole eggs, at room temperature
    2 cups granulated sugar
    1 cup water

    For the nest:
    160 g milk chocolate
    125 ml cream

    6 Nurtific/ Weetbix biscuits
    160 g milk chocolate, melted

    To garnish:
    2 bags of Speckled Eggs

  • Method:

    1. Preheat the oven to 180 °C.
    2. Prepare a 23 cm round spring form cake tin with baking paper.
    3. In a large bowl, mix the dry ingredients together.
    4. Add the milk, vanilla, oil and eggs and mix before adding in the sugar and water.
    5. Pour the mixture into the prepared cake tin and bake for 30-40 minutes.
    6. Once cooked and a cake tester comes out clean, remove from the oven and set aside to cool until cool enough to handle.
    7. Once cool, remove from the spring from tin and set aside to cool on a cooling rack and remove the baking paper from the bottom of the cake.
    8. To prepare the nest part of the cake; melt the milk chocolate and cream together over a double boiler to ensure it is silky and smooth.
    9. Be sure to not get water or steam in the mixture as it will split.
    10. With a small palate knife, cover the chocolate cake evenly.
    11. In a large bowl crumble the Nutrific and top with the melted chocolate, combine until the mixture is evenly coated with the chocolate.
    12. Press the chocolate coated wheat onto the cake leaving the centre open. Press the mixture evenly down the sides and press to secure.
    13. Top with the speckled eggs and enjoy.   

      Tips and variations:

      If you want, you can use this chocolate cake recipe as a base for a more old-fashioned variation too – just cover the cake with goey melted chocolate and leave off the biscuit layer.