How to Bake Chocolate Easter Cake
Josh, my middle son and I love to bake. If we have a spare couple of hours on a Saturday or a Sunday afternoon we will often make a marble cake or knock up a chocolate cake. It’s such a lovely activity to do with your children and Josh really enjoys it. I love that it is something creative we can do together.
This weekend we attempted a twist on a cake we have made before. We turned it into a Chocolate Easter cake by adding chocolate eggs into the cake and mini egg for decoration!
All of the cake ingredients were from Aldi and its worked out at just 39p per slice. A bargain cake so I have included ingredients costings for you too.
Moist Chocolate cake with Easter Eggs
This is a tried and tested chocolate cake recipe that is simple to make and tastes lovely. It is moist and fudgy and keeps for 5 days in an air tight container. It is loosely based upon a recipe that I found in BBC Good Food that I have adjusted over time.
- 225g/8oz plain flour Aldi price 45p for 1.5kg = 7p
- 350g/12½oz caster sugar 99p for 1kg = 35p
- 85g/3oz cocoa powder 1.69 for 250g = 57p
- 1½ tsp baking powder 69 for 160g = 3p
- 1½ tsp bicarbinate of soda 69p for 200g = 3p
- 2 free-range eggs 12 eggs for £1.75 = 29p
- 250ml/9fl oz milk 6 pints £1.45 = 11p
- 125ml/4½fl oz vegetable oil £1.09 for 1 ltr = 14p
- 2 tsp vanilla extract 75p for 38ml = 20p
- 225ml/9fl oz boiling water
- Mixed Mini Eggs 1 packet = £1.49
- Melted milk chocolate 200g = 85p
- Mini Choc Eggs 1 Packet 65p
I have quoted prices for the items to buy from Aldi and then price per measurement for cake. All prices are correct as of 20th March 2017.
The total cost of the cake is £4.78. It’s a big cake, making 12 slices so I make it 39p per slice.
The cake in the picture and video is actually topped with dark chocolate and double cream but it wasn’t that nice, too bitter. So I would actually use melted milk chocolate instead.
If you want to use the dark chocolate frosting you melt 100g of dark chocolate in with 100ml of double cream and you leave it to cool for an hour so then spread on top of the cake.
- Preheat oven to 180 or gas mark 4, and butter two 20cm cake tins. Or just the one if you only have one like me, bake one cake then bake the other using the same tin.
- Add all the ingredients except the water into a big bowl and mix up.
- Then add the hot water bit by bit and mix in.
- Add half the mixture to the cake tin and plop in half the bag of mixed mini eggs.
- Bake for 35 minutes.
- Stick in a skewer to check it come out clean and your cake is ready
- Leave the cakes to cool and place one on top of the other.
- Once the cakes are cool add the melted chocolate on top and decorate with the mini chocolate eggs.
Josh and I filmed this video to show you how we made it.
Disclaimer – I received vouchers from Aldi in return for this post