Happy Easter to all my followers! How will you be celebrating this Easter Sunday?
There’s been an abundance of Cadbury’s Creme Egg recipes flying around in the run-up to Easter – just take a look at this Pinterest board to see what I mean. From home-made Creme Eggs to Creme Egg brownies, ice cream, milk shake and even pancakes, Easter has sent us Creme Egg-crazy.
This was one bandwagon I definitely didn’t mind jumping on. With so many recipes to choose from, it was difficult to decide on just one. I knew I wanted to make something relatively quick and easy, so I eventually settled upon a Creme Egg Traybake from the Cadbury’s website.
I adapted the recipe by using raw cacao powder in place of Cadbury’s Bournville cocoa powder. Packed with phyto-nutrients, raw cacao powder has a number of health benefits over traditional cocoa powder including improved digestion, enhanced physical and mental well-being, lowered blood pressure and improved circulation, to name just a few.
How to make a Cadbury’s Creme Egg traybake:
To serve approx. 20 people, you’ll need:
For the cake
175g unsalted butter, softened
175g caster sugar, sieved
4 eggs (the recipe only uses 3 but my mixture was too thick)
150g self-raising flour
50g cacao powder
For the topping
150g icing sugar
25g cacao powder
5 Cadbury’s Creme Eggs
1. Preheat the oven to Gas Mark 4/180c and grease and line a shallow oven tin, ideally 31cm x 20cm.
2. Beat the softened butter and caster sugar together in a bowl with a wooden spoon, until light and fluffy.
3. Gradually add the eggs, one at a time, until the mixture is smooth and runny.
4. Add the self-raising flour, baking powder and cacao powder and gently fold in to the mixture, stirring until combined.
5. Pour the mixture into the lined oven tin and level it out on top to distribute it evenly. Then, place it in the oven for 25-30 minutes until cooked, before turning the cake onto a wire rack to cool.
6. Meanwhile, sift the icing sugar and cocoa powder together and add a small amount of water (perhaps a few tsp) to form a thick, spreadable icing.
7. Once the cake has cooled completely, spread the icing on top evenly. Then, smash up the Cadbury’s Creme Eggs (I used the end of a rolling pin) and decorate to finish. Enjoy!
What’s the best Cadbury’s Creme Egg recipe you’ve seen this Easter? Let me know in the comment box below 🙂