Easter Chocolate Cake with Egg Surprise Pinata
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The perfect Easter Cake. Easter Egg surprise pinata cake.Rich moist dark chocolate cake with a surprise in the centre.
Ingredients
Cake
  • 11/3 cups plain flour
  • 3 tablespoons Cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon bicarb soda
  • 250 grams (9 ounces) dark chocolate
  • 225 grams (8 ounces) unsalted butter
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 eggs
  • ½ cup buttermilk
Icing
  • 250 grams (9 ounces) butter
  • 4 cups pure icing sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • ½ cup of milk
  • 250 grams dark chocolate
Instructions
Cake
  1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees Celsius (320 Fahrenheit)
  2. Grease 15 x 10 cm (6 x 4 inch) baking tin
  3. Break chocolate into small pieces and melt in microwave for approx 60 seconds on low heat
  4. Sift together all dry ingredients
  5. In a separate dish beat room temperature butter and sugar together until fluffy then add vanilla
  6. Add eggs one at a time and mix well after each addition on medium speed, once eggs have been combined add cooled chocolate and mix on medium speed until combined
  7. Add half the sifted ingredients to the butter chocolate mix and half butter milk, repeat again until all dry ingredients have been added
  8. Texture of the mix is almost mousse like so add to greased cake pan
  9. Bake for 45-55 minutes or until skewer comes out clean
  10. Cool in pan for 15 minutes before removing to wire baking rack to cool
  11. Allow cake to cool for 1 full hour on the backing rack before cutting
  12. Use a small scone cutter or glass to cut small round hole
  13. Spoon out cake with a small teaspoon for best results, leaving a small amount at bottom of cake
  14. Fill centre with Easter eggs then make icing
Icing
  1. Break chocolate into small pieces and melt in microwave for approx 60 seconds on low heat or until melted
  2. Place cubed softened butter in large bowl
  3. Beat for three minutes on high or until fluffy
  4. Add sifted icing sugar gradually mixing well after each
  5. Sift in cocoa and mixed until combined
  6. Add in milk gradually and mix
  7. This icing recipe is extra thick so the centre eggs are easily covered, so if you have a thin consistency after milk is combined add extra an cup of icing sugar
  8. Mix in melted dark chocolate until combined
  9. Now for the fun part. Begin icing your cake, suggest covering eggs in the centre first so using a small flexible spatula place a big dollop of icing to cover and then cover the rest of the cake and smooth out.
Recipe by The Love of Cake at http://www.theloveofcake.com/chocolate-easter-cake-with-easter-egg-surprise-pinata/