Food and Drink

Mini Egg Chocolate Loaf Cake

My boyfriend’s birthday fell on Easter Saturday this year so I decided to bake him an Easter themed cake.

This cute loaf garnered compliments galore and is pretty straight forward to make. If you want to elevate any mini eggs you have left to #bakinggoals follow the recipe below:

Ingredients

For the Sponge:

  • 175g butter, room temperature
  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 200g self raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 110ml whole milk
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Icing:

  • 125g butter, softened
  • 90g icing sugar
  • 25g cocoa powder
  • 55g dark chocolate
  • Mini eggs for decoration

Method

For the Sponge

Preheat the oven to 180 C / Gas 4 and grease a 900g loaf tin.

Combine the butter and sugar and beat until light and fluffy:

Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition:

Sift in the flour and stir to combine:

Sift in cocoa powder and stir to combine:

Add the milk and baking powder and stir to combine:

Add the vanilla extract and mix until well blended and light:

Transfer into the loaf tin:

Bake in the oven for 60 to 80 minutes, until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes:

Remove carefully from the loaf tin a place onto a cooling rack and allow to cool fully.

For the Icing

Melt your dark chocolate (in a bain-marie or very carefully in the microwave), put to one side to cool:

Cream the butter and icing sugar:

Sieve in the cocoa powder and then mix until fully combined:

Add the cooled melted chocolate and mix until evenly dispersed:

To Decorate

Spread icing over the top of the loaf:

Arrange mini eggs on top:

Enjoy:

Happy Easter Everyone:

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