Chocolate Easter Cake

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 pleaser this Easter weekend.

An Easter Egg-stravaganza!

I first posted this over the top Chocolate Easter Cake in 2015. My parents were hosting a big Easter lunch and I wanted to provide a show stopping cake for pudding. Putting religion to one side for a second we all know that Easter is about CHOCOLATE. So I created this epic Chocolate Easter Cake just for the occasion.

This Chocolate Easter Cake is 2 layers of moist chocolate sponge covered in my classic chocolate buttercream, surrounded by chocolate bars and topped with mini Easter eggs. I also like to place a slightly larger Easter egg in the centre to turn this cake into a real centrepiece.

To make the cake extra chocolate-y I not only use cocoa powder, but I also melt actual milk chocolate into the buttercream.

This Easter Kit-Kat Cake really is a chocoholics dream! I hope you didn’t give it up for lent…

This over the top Chocolate Easter Cake is a real showstopped. Made with chocolate sponge, chocolate buttercream and covered in chocolate bars and candy it is a chocoholics dream. Get the recipe at Supper in the Suburbs!

Easter Baking

What I love about this cake is just how easy it is to make and it doesn’t require any special or fancy ingredients. Although the decoration looks impressive it really is just a case of slathering on buttercream and sticking kit-kats to the sides. You could use chocolate fingers, chocolate cigarillos if you’re really fancy, or any other chocolate bar that takes your fancy.

Although I’ve dressed this up as an Easter cake, simply swap the mini eggs on top for your favourite chocolates and you’ve got an over the top chocolate cake fit for any occasion!

The recipe

To make this cake at home just print off the instructions below.

Chocolate Easter Cake

This was one of the first Easter cakes I created for the blog - its an over the top celebration of all things chocolatey!
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Servings 16 people
Calories 536 kcal
Author efwalt


For the cake

  • 175 grams self raising flour
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 150 grams caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 150 millilitres oil
  • 150 millilitres milk
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup

For the buttercream

  • 75 grams butter
  • 200 grams icing sugar
  • 200 grams milk chocolate

For the decoration

  • 20  two-fingered kit kats or 10 four fingered kit kats
  • 3 bags Smarties mini eggs


  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.

This over the top Chocolate Easter Cake is a real showstopped. Made with chocolate sponge, chocolate buttercream and covered in chocolate bars and candy it is a chocoholics dream. Get the recipe at Supper in the Suburbs!Chocolate overload? Pin it for later!

I know, I know. A LOT of chocolate goes into the making of this Chocolate Easter Cake but boy is it worth it. It’s had a lot of love over the last two years but if you haven’t already done so, please do make sure you pin it for later! Let’s see how many people we can reach!

Happy Easter!

This over the top Chocolate Easter Cake is a real showstopped. Made with chocolate sponge, chocolate buttercream and covered in chocolate bars and candy it is a chocoholics dream. Get the recipe at Supper in the Suburbs!


33 thoughts on “Chocolate Easter Cake”

  • You may like to try the Greek Cypriot Easter cakes – Flaounes which I love.
    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”

    • 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.

    • 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 😀

  • 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

    • 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! 🙂

    • 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!

  • 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 !

    • 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

    • Jess I salute you! I am weak!!! I don’t know if I could cut out sugar. Perhaps you could have a go at making this sugar free? :-p

  • Oh my word, that looks amazing! I’m going to my parents for Easter lunch on Sunday, might see if I can create one of these to take x

    • 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

    • Exactly Kavey! No fiddly piping so you can be as slap dash as you like :-p win win! Happy Easter!

  • Gorgeous colour cake Emma, just right for Easter! If you make this for Easter Sunday or Monday then no need to worry about having given up chocolate for Lent either, result!

  • I’m giving this chocolate easter cake a go for this week end, going to combind it with my grandsons 9th birthday. Looking good so far.

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