Lemon, Raspberry and White Chocolate Easter Egg Pinata Cake

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Lemon, Raspberry and White Chocolate Easter Egg Pinata Cake

Lemon, Raspberry and White Chocolate Easter Egg Pinita Cake

When the Co-operative challenged me to make an Easter centerpiece I had a think about what Easter meant. To me it is a time to be spent with family and signals new beginnings. A Spring style dessert would be fresh and exciting. To my children Easter is all about the chocolate eggs. I therefore decided I would try and combine the two with this more adult looking cake from the outside but with a surprise chocolate egg middle.

Ingredients:

For the Cake:

1lb of Co-operative unsalted butter
1lb of Co-operative self raising flour
1lboz of caster sugar
8 Co-operative medium free range eggs

Lemon curd

3 bags of Co-operative solid milk chocolate foiled easter eggs

For the frosting:
8oz of Co-operative unsalted butter
300g of icing sugar
150g of white chocolate

To finish:
1 packet of Co-operative raspberries
1 bar of Co-operative Fairtrade dark chocolate


You will need to start by making four 8 inch round sponge cakes.

sponge cake ingredients

Mix the eggs, caster sugar, and flour together with the butter. I find it easier to melt the butter. Divide the mixture into four and bake at 180C for approximately 15 minutes. Once cooled you will need to cut holes in three of the sponge cakes.

Making a whole in the piniata cake

Place the three layers on top of each other with a generous layer of lemon curd sandwiching them together.

lemon curd layer cake

Fill the hole with foiled Easter eggs before placing the last cake layer on top.

hole filled with chocolate eggs

To make the frosting you need to cream the butter and icing sugar together. Next heat the white chocolate in the microwave at 400W for 2 minutes. Take out, stir and repeat for 20s intervals if necessary. Mix the white chocolate into the butter icing.

white chocolate frosting

Using a blunt knife spread the butter cream all over the cake.

buttercream on cake

Next I melted half a bar of Co-operative fairtrade dark chocolate and poured it into an icing bag. I cut a small whole at the end and piped the chocolate on the top.

piped chocolate

Lastly I added the raspberries with some more drizzled chocolate.

easter cake

And when you cut inside....

easter pinata cake


Will you be making an Easter centrepiece dessert? If you are looking for some baking inspiration then take a look at the recipes on the Co-operative site.





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I was provided the ingredients for this post by the Co-operative Food.

53 comments:

  1. ithis looks amazing! such delicious flavours and i love the hidden eggs inside x

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  2. Louise Fairweather19 March 2015 at 19:56

    Thanks! The boys were very keen on it

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  3. What a fabulous cake - it looks brilliant!

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  4. this looks really yummy. it wouldn't last very long in my house.

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  5. Delicious! can you make me one :)

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  6. OMG This is a masterpiece! Well done and thank you for sharing! Might have an attempt at making one too!

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  7. That's a fabulous idea for a cake, but i would prefer unwrapped chocolates in it.

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  8. Louise Fairweather20 March 2015 at 20:12

    Yes mini eggs would be good

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  9. Louise Fairweather20 March 2015 at 20:13

    It didn't last long here!

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  10. Wow this looks so good!

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  11. That looks, and sounds amazing! The perfect Easter dessert.

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  12. rebecca beesley20 March 2015 at 22:36

    this is utterly stunning - WHAT a showstopper of a cake! well done - I am truly in awe of your cake making skills. x

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  13. Claire GriffithssoontobeAldrid21 March 2015 at 11:58

    this looks so nice i bet it tastes amazing

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  14. Louise Fairweather21 March 2015 at 19:02

    Awww thanks - I need to learn to cook some healthy foods!

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  15. What a fantastic looking cake and great surprise for Easter with the chocolate eggs inside.

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  16. That looks amazing! Did you eat the bit you cut out as cooks perks?? :D x

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  17. Love this! I always imagine that I could do something like this, reality is, I know I would totally stuff it up! Lol Ill keep dreaming that I can do this!

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  18. OMG - this cake looks DIVINE! X

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  19. Louise Fairweather24 March 2015 at 10:29

    If you can bake a standard sponge you can do this. Trust me I am no expert - it is easy x

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  20. Louise Fairweather24 March 2015 at 10:30

    Of course! Had to check it tasted good ;-)

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  21. Sinead Charlotte25 March 2015 at 17:31

    Looks great!

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  22. This looks amazing - well done!

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  23. Susie Wilkinson31 March 2015 at 23:44

    A brilliant idea, it looks absolutely amazing!

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  24. I love your cake.

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  25. Wow, that looks amazing, well done :)

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  26. AceJob, I have to try this!

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  27. wow that is amazing i need to try this for my tribe :)

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  28. the word YUM comes to mind!

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  29. such a clever idea!

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  30. Sally Nikki Brown17 April 2015 at 11:26

    What a fab idea

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  31. Oh my goodness this cake looks and sounds delicious :)

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  32. lovely surprise cake I bet kids love it when it's cut open

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  33. Bookmarking this for next year!

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  34. Samantha Bolter20 April 2015 at 09:34

    wish Id seen this before easter:(

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  35. Ahhh this looks SO GOOD! Need to have a go at doing something like this! :) x

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  36. Iris Waldburger21 April 2015 at 22:05

    That looks delicious :)

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  37. That's a brilliant idea, wish I was as creative as this! The kids would love it!! :)

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  38. ❄❄️️Kate Cass❄️❄️22 April 2015 at 11:59

    How fabulous, Lydia's birthday soon, so I think I'll try something similar, doesn't have to be Easter egg, so will have to get my thinking cap on! Thank you so much or this, great great idea!

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  39. Purmala Shrestha22 April 2015 at 14:07

    that looks yumyum

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  40. i so want to eat this

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  41. A clever idea beautifully executed.

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  42. That looks totally delicious

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  43. wow this would go down a treat with my bunch

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  44. Sarah-Dawn Pope22 April 2015 at 22:38

    That is one luscious looking cake!

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  45. Wow lush! I might try this one day!

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  46. i love this!

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  47. Looks AMAZING, could eat that now :)

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  48. This is so impressive! Would make a great birthday cake too

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  49. Love it, my daughter may well be getting one for her birthday

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  50. Fantastic idea looks great well done x

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  51. Natalie Gillham23 April 2015 at 17:57

    Your cake looks amazing, well done I'll definitely have to try making one of these :)

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  52. Gorgeous looking cake. Making me hungry just looking at the pictures

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