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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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!

emmag1's picture

Baked at 170 (fan oven) for 15 minutes and they sunk when we got them out. Tasted gorgeous, so will try them again and cook for a few minutes longer. Very quick receipe tho, very kiddie friendly.

leeshannah's picture
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the sponge is okay, but the icing - wow. I pipe it on rather than spread it like the recipe suggests

junewells's picture
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These are the ones I get asked to make every time my grandaughter comes to stay. Easy to make and keep well

alisonschenkl's picture
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If you can stand it (when does it become too much chocolate?), you can stick bits of broken Cadbury's flake on top of the frosting around the eggs - makes them look like they're in nests.

mel1983's picture
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Mine turned out delicious - very soft and chewy and chocolaty - will amke these again.

coco20988's picture
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they seem easy im makin them for birthday party 2moro so well c how things go

badactress66's picture
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I have made these many many times and frosted with various different toppings. Easy, quick and delicious - they never last long in this house! I am going to have a go at making them in mini cupcake cases for my daughter's birthday party. Yum! A trial run, or cooks treat?? ;)

ccomber's picture

So easy. The kids love making them. Excellent recipe and tasty too.

d4wno69's picture

So so simple to make and they went down a treat at work too!

celiadt's picture

The icing is amazing, best buttercream icing I've ever found! Thank you:)

doldderwen's picture
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Lovely cakes, I used white chocolate for the frosting and they were wonderful, these are currently our favourite cupcake recipe!

dawnelizabethtaylor's picture
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Very quick from start to finish. I made tiny ones with piped frosting & choc balls etc. to decorate. Looked very pretty.

Only 2 stars as nothing 'fudgy' about cakes!

clairemcbride's picture
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delicious!

oglington's picture
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really yummy ;D me and my litle sister made these and they were really easy to make but mummy had to get them out of the oven for me.

ericax's picture
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A friend made these for me for easter and they're extremely yummy!

lisasimons's picture
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made these for my son's football team who were playing an away match on Easter Sunday. The team won their match and the cakes were a huge success. Will definitely become an Easter tradition.

missshaw's picture
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Sooo easy and really delicious!

hattiechambers's picture
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Gorgeous and really easy. Doubled the recipe and made with Fairtrade cocoa, chocolate and mini eggs for my daughter's school's Fairtrade Easter tea. They seemed to go down really well.

stephenhurst's picture

the print recipe buton isn't working and you can't select the whole page and print it, it only prints the method and not the ingredients.
Please can someone fix this

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