Easter mini egg chocolate tray bake

Easter Tray Bake

I love a tray bake recipe they are so simple and easy to make , especially when you have two toddlers “helping” I decided to make a chocolate one with mini eggs to get some practice in for Easter.  I loved how colourful this cake was.

Ingredients

  • 6oz/170g of butter unsalted
  • 6oz /170g caster sugar
  • 4oz/115g self-raising flour
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2oz/ 55g cocoa powder
  • pinch of salt

For the frosting

  • 3oz/85g of butter unsalted
  • 6.5oz/185g icing sugar
  • 2oz/55g milk chocolate

For decoration –

  • Melted white chocolate
  • Micro mini eggs
  • Chocolate sprinkles

Method

Preheat the oven to 190c/170c fan or gas mark 5. Grease  a square baking tin.

Put the butter and sugar into a bowl and mix until creamy.

Sieve the cocoa, flour and salt into a bowl and add the eggs. Stirring all the time you should have a smooth thick batter.

Put the mixture into the tins and spread using a knife. Put into the oven and bake for 25 mins. Take out and leave to cool.

Now to make the buttercream melt the chocolate in the microwave or in a bowl over simmering water on the stove. Leave to cool but make sure the chocolate stays in liquid form. Put the butter into a bowl and add the icing sugar and mix.

When the cake has totally cooled spread the buttercream on.

Melt the white chocolate again in the microwave or on the stove.  I just used a spoon and quickly splattered it over the cake in a diagonal motion.

Sprinkle the chocolate sprinkles on and micro mini eggs.

Grab a cuppa and enjoy!

 

 

 

 

bakerdays letterbox cake

I was recently asked to review a bakerdays letterbox cake , how incredible a whole cake that fits through your letter box , who was I to refuse?

The cake came in a box that did actually fit through my letterbox , I wasn’t in at the time so it as a lovely surprise to come home to. When I opened up the cake it was so well packaged and all in tact. It came in a lovely little tin which it fitted in to securely , a card and a cute little packet of love hearts.

I chose the dairy free cake so Frankie could have some , even though it was for James. Lets face it we are not getting past the ankle biters with cake they can smell it a mile off.

The cakes come in a wide variety of flavours which include –

  • Vanilla Sponge
  • Dairy free
  • Chocolate
  • Fruit cake
  • Red velvet
  • Gluten and wheat free

There really is something for everyone.

I chose the cute Nutella I’m nuts about you design personalised with James’s name on it There were so many designs to choose from and for so many occasions.

The cake was only 5″ and we all had a slice each with enough left for the next days treat.

Such a fab valentines Day present , which design would you choose ? Head on over to bakerdays to take a look , you can also find them on Facebook and Twitter.

I will definitely be using bakedays for future gifts and occasions.

As you can see it got Frankie’s deal of approval 🙂

I was sent a bakerdays letterbox cake in return for an honest review