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…
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!
- 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
- First pre-heat the oven to gas mark 4!
- Sieve the flour, cocoa and sugar into a large bowl and make a well in the middle.
- Whisk the eggs then pour them into the well along with the milk, oil and golden syrup.
- Using an electric whisk beat until smooth and frothy!
- Pour the mixture into two well greased 8inch cake tins and cook for 25mins or until spring-y.
- To make the icing, mix the butter and icing until smooth.
- Melt the chocolate and leave to cool down.
- 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.
- Sandwich the two cakes together with a third of the icing. cover the rest of the cake with the remaining butter cream.
- Begin to place the kit-kat bars on their ends, around the edge of cake gently pressing them into the buttercream.
- Tie the ribbon around the cake to secure the kit-kats.
- Finish by pouring the mini eggs on to the top of the cake so that the buttercream is completely covered.
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?