Chocolate Easter Cake

We all know that Easter is about one thing and one thing only…CHOCOLATE. Just kidding. But this epic Chocolate Easter Cake will be a real crowd please this Easter weekend.

An Easter Egg-stravaganza!

This week Supper in the Suburbs is going Easter mad. Last week I shared was these Easter Lemon Thumb Print Cookies over at Munchies and Munchkins. This week I’ve been baking Easter Cakes and today I am sharing my Chocolate Easter Cake also known as the Easter Kit-Kat Cake and I also baked this Lemon Sponge Cake.

My Chocolate Easter Cake, a chocolate sponge cake, covered in chocolate butter cream, surrounded by chocolate kit-kats and covered with mini-eggs. This Easter Kit-Kat Cake really is a chocoholics dream! I hope you didn’t give it up for lent…

 The recipe

What I love about this cake is how EASY it is. Although the decoration looks impressive, it really is just slathering on buttercream and sticking on kit-kats. It’s no more difficult than that! The hard part is choosing whether you want to use Smarties eggs or Cadbury’s mini eggs on top!

Chocolate Easter Cake

Ingredients

  • For the cake:
  • 175g Self raising flour
  • 3 Tbsp Cocoa powder
  • 150g Caster Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 150ml Oil
  • 150ml Milk
  • 2 Tbsp Golden syrup
  • For the buttercream:
  • 75g Butter
  • 200g Icing sugar
  • 200g Milk chocolate
  • For the decoration:
  • 20 two-fingered kit kats (10 four fingered kit kats)
  • 3 bags of multi coloured mini eggs
  • 1 ribbon

Instructions

  1. First pre-heat the oven to gas mark 4!
  2. Sieve the flour, cocoa and sugar into a large bowl and make a well in the middle.
  3. Whisk the eggs then pour them into the well along with the milk, oil and golden syrup.
  4. Using an electric whisk beat until smooth and frothy!
  5. Pour the mixture into two well greased 8inch cake tins and cook for 25mins or until spring-y.
  6. To make the icing, mix the butter and icing until smooth.
  7. Melt the chocolate and leave to cool down.
  8. When the chocolate is cool but still runny add it slowly to the butter icing and mix until smooth and chocolate-y! If the icing is too stiff to spread/pipe, add a splash of milk.
  9. Sandwich the two cakes together with a third of the icing. cover the rest of the cake with the remaining butter cream.
  10. Begin to place the kit-kat bars on their ends, around the edge of cake gently pressing them into the buttercream.
  11. Tie the ribbon around the cake to secure the kit-kats.
  12. Finish by pouring the mini eggs on to the top of the cake so that the buttercream is completely covered.
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Easter Kit Kat Cake

Chocolate overload? Pin it for later!

I know, I know. A LOT of chocolate goes into the making of a Easter Kit-kat Cake but boy is it worth it. It’s had a lot of love over at instagram and facebook already so I really hope they like it at work and it makes lots of money for such a good cause. I can tell already that this Easter is going to involve an awful lot of chocolate. I guess I might as well start as I mean to go on! All hail the Chocolate Easter Kit-kat Cake! Like my Chocolate Easter Cake then why not add it to pinterest this Easter?

Chocolate Easter Cake Pinterest

31 comments

  1. You may like to try the Greek Cypriot Easter cakes – Flaounes which I love.
    http://food52.com/recipes/27853-cyprus-easter-cheese-bread-flaounes
    There are three cheeses in this recipe for some reason, but you will only need kefalotyri cheese (total 850 grams), I have this on good authority! Demitra Grocery at Betstyle Circus, New Southgate, should have all the specialist ingredients. That’s where we are going.

    “Flaounes have been made in Cyprus for ages and have been served as a celebratory food for the breaking of the lenten fast. They are traditionally prepared on the Good Friday for consumption on Easter Sunday by Orthodox Christians.[1][2] They are eaten in place of bread on Easter Sunday, and continue to be made and eaten for the weeks”

    1. Thanks Choclette – I am so very proud haha.

      It’s currently still hiding in its box! Cake sale opens in an hour. Hoping it sells for a whopper 😀 more money we can make for the charity the better.

    1. Thanks Dannii! I hope it’s not going to be too difficult to cut up. I used the two-fingered kit-kats so hopefully that will act as a good marker for slicing.

      Hope you had a lovely birthday 😀

  2. That looks lovely! It’s brilliant for chocoholics. Isn’t Easter a great excuse to bake, I’m making cupcakes for people in work.
    The Alzheimers Society is a great cause to fund-raise for I miss baking for charity sales, I’m hopefully getting involved in some very soon though.
    Great post x

    1. Thanks Ellie! It certainly motivates me to really bake the best I can. I knew that both cakes had to be show stoppers if we were going to raise lots of money. Last time my cake sold for £18. I’m hoping if both sell for £20 this time I can raise £40 for the charity! Fingers crossed!

      My other cake will be appearing on the blog tomorrow morning so do pop back! 🙂

    1. Hahaha thanks Laura! It is perfect for anyone with a chocolate addiction. You could top it with truffles, chocolate buttons, smarties, maltesers….any chocolate of your choice!

  3. Oh boy. Years of my darling Nana’s Easter cake, depicting a nativity scene with icing you needed a drill to get through and disgraceful marzipan that made you want to hide in the cellar. Bless her heart. Yours seems like the sort of cake that people would queue round a block for. Not my thing but our daughter has just seen it and has said the words *want, now* so it’s a hit !

    1. Hahaha thanks Anita-Clare! That was certainly the reaction I was hoping for.

      Your Nan’s cake sounds like a wonderful tradition. If you wanted to recreate it with better results search simnel cake on my blog 🙂 I do 11 marzipan balls on top to represent the disciples (minus Judas of course).

      I’ve also got another easter cake going live tomorrow. It’s a sophisticated, lemon sponge decorated much more tastefully! Come back tomorrow and let me know what you think 🙂 xx

    1. Thanks Sian! ! Make sure you take lots of pictures 😀 I’d love to see how it turns out. I’ve got another Easter cake being posted tomorrow so make sure you come back to see that one too xx

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