Monday, 5 April 2010

Chocolate Fudge Easter Cakes

Some things you make for the first time, and you know that every year they will become a tradition – and these will be one of them. I first made these last year – in fact I had to make them 4 times at Easter. They are that good!!

One thing I will insist if you make these…..use the best chocolate and cocoa you can get. I used Green & Blacks Cocoa and Green & Blacks Milk Chocolate – I suggest you do to, the difference is remarkable.

These I also made for A Slice of Cherry Pie’s annual Easter Cake Bake.

Chocolate Fudge Easter Cakes

Makes 16

For the Cakes

280g Butter, soft

280g Golden Caster Sugar

6 Eggs, medium

200g Self-Raising Flour

50g Green & Blacks Cocoa, sifted


For the frosting

170g Green & Blacks Milk Chocolate

170g Butter, soft

280g Icing Sugar, sifted

Mini Eggs to decorate


:: Preheat your oven to 190C/Gas Mark 5. Place the butter and golden caster sugar in a mixing bowl, and cream together.

:: Mix in the 6 eggs, and beat in well.

:: Mix in the self-raising flour, then mix in the cocoa.

:: Line muffin tins with 16 muffin cases, and fill each case to just two-thirds full. Bake in the oven for 15-18 mins until risen. Test with a skewer, if when inserted it comes out clean, they are ready. Leave to cool on a wire rack.

:: While the cakes are cooling, time to make the frosting. Cream together the butter and the icing sugar.

:: Melt the chocolate in a bowl, over a small amount of watering simmering in a saucepan. Once melted, leave to cool for a couple of minutes.

:: Add the melted chocolate into the creamed butter and icing sugar, and mix in well.

:: Place the frosting into a piping bag, and pipe onto the cooled cakes. (Please excuse my poor piping skills – need lots of practice on this!)

:: Decorate your cakes with a selection of different treats – malteasers, foil wrapped chocolate eggs etc. I used Mini Eggs, and Teeny Weeny Mini Eggs.


7 comments:

  1. These look SO tasty! Thank you for sharing :)

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  2. Thanks Catherine and Wendy, have to say, they didn't stay around for very long!

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  3. I love mini eggs! The cakes look and sound really good!

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  4. Thanks Anne, me too! When I was little, I used to sit them on the radiator, so that the middle would melt!

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  5. These look very well crafted and I can see why they didn't hang around for long.

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