Easter Chocolate Cakes Recipe

Posted by Nathan Lloyd | 07/04/2014 | Category: Recipes


We continue our build up to Easter Sunday with a recipe for scrumptious chocolate cakes.

The recipe is detailed below and, as always, we would love to hear your feedback at the foot of this article.

  • Preparation Time:  Around 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 15 minutes
  • Serves:  16 cakes

Ingredients for the cake:

  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp semi skimmed milk
  • 175g (6oz) The Co-operative butter, softened
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 175g (6oz) caster sugar
  • 3 The Co-operative free range eggs
  • 125g (4 1/2oz) The Co-operative self raising flour, sieved


Ingredients for the icing:

  • 100g The Co-operative Fairtrade dark chocolate
  • 150g icing sugar
  • 100g unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • Half tbsp semi skimmed milk
  • 16 icing flower decorations or sweets

Method

Preheat the oven to 180°C/fan 170°C/Gas 4. Beat together the butter, vanilla extract and caster sugar. Beat in the eggs. Fold in the flour, milk and sieve the cocoa powder onto the cake mix. Line muffin tins with 16 paper cases, spoon in the mixture and bake for 15 minutes until golden.

Leave the cakes to cool on a wire rack.

For the icing, break the chocolate into a heatproof bowl and melt over a pan of gently simmering water. Remove from the heat and leave to cool slightly.

Whisk (an electric whisk is best) together the icing sugar, butter, vanilla, cocoa and milk until smooth. Add the melted chocolate and whisk again.

Spoon the icing onto the cooled cakes and use a knife to create pretty swirls. Decorate with icing flowers or sweets.

Enjoy!

And don't forget to visit your local Central England Co-operative where you were will find a great range of Easter offers.  For more details, click here.


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