Chocolate fudge Easter cakes

Chocolate fudge Easter cakes

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(65 ratings)

Cook: 15 mins


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

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal274
  • fat16g
  • saturates9g
  • carbs31g
  • sugars25g
  • fibre1g
  • protein3g
  • salt0.43g
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    Chocolate fudge easter cakes

    • 140g soft butter



      Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

    • 140g golden caster sugar
    • 3 medium eggs



      The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…

    • 100g self-raising flour
    • 25g cocoa, sifted

    For the frosting

    • 85g milk chocolate, broken
      Milk chocolate squares

      Milk chocolate

      mill-k chok-lit

      Milk chocolate is classically made from dark chocolate of low cocoa solid content and a higher…

    • 85g soft butter



      Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

    • 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

      Chocolate ganache


      Chocolate ganache is a combination of chocolate and double cream. It's simple to…


    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.

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    27th Oct, 2012
    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.
    22nd Sep, 2012
    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.
    8th Apr, 2012
    These cakes are yummy! And easy to make. The icing is really delicious. Recipe is easy to follow and great results!!
    2nd Apr, 2012
    Thought these were abnsolutely fantastic. Very easy. Swapped the malteasers and milk chocolate for mini eggs as so many others have done. And used chocolate philadelphia in my buttercream. For an in depth review of these delicious chocolate beauties see:
    8th Mar, 2012
    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.
    27th Feb, 2012
    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!!
    4th Nov, 2011
    These were easy to make but personally not chocolatey enough for me! The icing was nice though.
    29th Jun, 2011
    made these and took them to work they went in no time, very easy and tummy
    7th May, 2011
    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!
    26th Apr, 2011
    I also creamed the butter & sugar before adding the remainder of the cupcake ingredients and made a white chocolate frosting instead - beautiful!


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