Chocolate fudge Easter cakes

Chocolate fudge Easter cakes

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Cooking time

Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

16

A chocolatey tea-time treat that kids will love to help out with

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
274
protein
3g
carbs
31g
fat
16g
saturates
9g
fibre
1g
sugar
25g
salt
0.43g

Ingredients

Chocolate fudge easter cakes

  • 140g soft butter
  • 140g golden caster sugar
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 25g cocoa, sifted

For the frosting

  • 85g milk chocolate, broken
  • 85g soft butter
  • 140g icing sugar, sifted
  • 2 35g/1½oz packs white chocolate maltesers, mini foil-wrapped chocolate eggs We use Fairtrade Divine milk chocolate eggs from Waitrose

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 190C/fan 170C/gas 5 and put 16 gold cases into a fairy-cake tin. Tip all the ingredients for the cake into a mixing bowl and beat for 2 mins with an electric hand-whisk until smooth. Divide between the cases so they are two-thirds filled, then bake for 12-15 mins until risen. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. For the frosting, microwave the chocolate on High for 1 min. Cream the butter and sugar together, then beat in the melted chocolate. Spread on the cakes and decorate with Maltesers and chocolate eggs.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2005

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claire673's picture

Do you use unsalted or salted butter for the frosting? Thanks x

hatface1's picture

These were great! Only had a muffin tin, and this recipe made the full 12 (but we had icing left over). My two year old really enjoyed helping measure, mix and decorate these. They are easy just to bodge together- we plopped everything in the bowl (used slightly less coco, as we ran out) and used a wooden spoon and hand whisk. The sponge still came out light and moist, and the icing is really fudgy.

tailmo's picture

These cakes are straight up too legit to quit. I tasted them once and I was like whooooooooooooooooooooa. Best cake ever.

marviv's picture
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Fudge is right! They were perfect! My twelve year old daughter made these and iced them the next day. Very easy, worth the wait! Didn't have milk choc in so used semi sweet and added muscovado sugar o it while melting! Would definitely reckoned these to anyone!

hickmanh's picture
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So easy and scrummy! Made these with my 4 yr old daughter - she was able to to almost of all of it on her own and was so proud of her cakes, which are nice and moist. We didn't have chocolate for the frosting so we made chocolate butter icing using cocoa. Will definitely be making these again.

cflint's picture
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This is the best chocolate cupcake recipe, I make these regularly for afternoon tea at my guesthouse. So incredibly simple and easy to make. Instead of the suggested icing, I just pipe on a standard vanilla buttercream icing.

katthatgotthecream's picture
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These cakes are yummy! And easy to make. The icing is really delicious. Recipe is easy to follow and great results!!

hippyfly's picture
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I made these, as well as some simnel muffins, which were also delicious, for a Fairtrade coffee morning the school were holding. The cakes were delicious and much better than any shop bought ones, I used the tip another person made about crumbling a flake to resemble a nest, superb.

allielovetocook's picture

My 13-year old daughter is mad on baking .. and bakes the best cup-cakes I've ever eaten. These Chocolate Fudge Easter Cakes are superb ... and terribly moreish. I think there'll be another batch made next weekend too! These were equally as good to eat, and easy to make, as the Lemon (and poppyseed) cupcakes also on the Good Food site .. and I didn't think the Lemon ones could be beaten. However, these Choc-Fudge ones are now tied in first place!!

mariab2's picture
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These were easy to make but personally not chocolatey enough for me! The icing was nice though.

kypnut's picture

made these and took them to work they went in no time, very easy and tummy

zacspecial's picture
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Just made these for a dinner party. Super easy and it was delicious and everyone loved it! I didn't have any maltesers or small chocolate balls, so I replaced them with some chopped almonds and macadamia nuts. It worked wonders! Will definately be making this again!

teeny76's picture
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I also creamed the butter & sugar before adding the remainder of the cupcake ingredients and made a white chocolate frosting instead - beautiful!

pottershrink's picture
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Mine sank in the middle - anyone have any suggestions why?

gemmaharris81's picture
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Easy peasy to make and taste great. They didn't last long in my office!!

rparham's picture
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Delicious! Really easy and simple to make. Used butter icing for the frosting as I didn't have any chocolate. Yummy!!

burzulicious's picture
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Perfect recipe! Made exactly 16 beautiful cupcakes that were ready after exactly 12 minutes. Takes just minutes to make, and these will become a favorite in my home!

norathepixie's picture
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Really quick and easy to make and didn't last long at all. I topped them with crumbled cadbury's flake and they looked fab!

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