10 March 2016

EASY Choc Fleck Easter Layer Cake....



Don't you just LOVE a cake that: 
LOOKS GOOD...
 Tastes GOOD...
 And is EASY to make.
This Easter cake is a stunner!
Because it ticks all the boxes - looks good, tastes good and is easy to make.

Here's what you do:
Make a basic vanilla cake recipe of your choice
(I used this recipe from the Chelsea website)
Divide the mixture between two round pans.
Bake.
Cool.
Cut each cake into two so that you have four layers.
Make a basic butter cream frosting.
Colour it egg blue or green...
Layer cakes with a thin spread of the icing, trim sides if necessary,
then frost the whole cake.
Mix one tablespoon of cocoa powder to a paste
 with one to two tablespoons hot water.
Use a stiff brush, dip and flick
(you run your finger over the end of the brush to create  the flecks.
(Beware this is quite a messy job!).
Then simply decorate with chocolate candy coated mini Easter eggs.
And place on a beautiful serving stand.
Now isn't that an impressive Easter celebration cake?
Add a Easter themed decoration (or two, or three) to the table vignette.
Cut, serve and enjoy!