A Strong Coffee: 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:

Jennypaulin said...

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

Louise Fairweather said...

Thanks! The boys were very keen on it

Heather Haigh said...

What a fabulous cake - it looks brilliant!

emma j lowe said...

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

Tracey Peach said...

Delicious! can you make me one :)

Tracy K Nixon said...

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

lynn savage said...

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

Louise Fairweather said...

Yes mini eggs would be good

Louise Fairweather said...

It didn't last long here!

ashleigh allan said...

Wow this looks so good!

Red Rose Mummy said...

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

rebecca beesley said...

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

Claire GriffithssoontobeAldrid said...

this looks so nice i bet it tastes amazing

Louise Fairweather said...

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

Abigail Cullen said...

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

Alica said...

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

Kazz Usher said...

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!

Lucy Bishop said...

OMG - this cake looks DIVINE! X

Louise Fairweather said...

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

Louise Fairweather said...

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

Sinead Charlotte said...

Looks great!

Kay Lou Smith said...

This looks amazing - well done!

Susie Wilkinson said...

A brilliant idea, it looks absolutely amazing!

Claire Woods said...

I love your cake.

Jayne Townson said...

Wow, that looks amazing, well done :)

Sara Janeg said...

AceJob, I have to try this!

Melissa Breckon said...

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

Rebecca Nisbet said...

the word YUM comes to mind!

juliebooth said...

such a clever idea!

Sally Nikki Brown said...

What a fab idea

lindsey stuart said...

Oh my goodness this cake looks and sounds delicious :)

Louise Lumsden said...

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

Jaelin Farrow said...

Bookmarking this for next year!

Samantha Bolter said...

wish Id seen this before easter:(

Minnie Beth said...

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

Iris Waldburger said...

That looks delicious :)

Chantelle Kemp said...

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

❄❄️️Kate Cass❄️❄️ said...

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!

Purmala Shrestha said...

that looks yumyum

Colin Anderson said...

i so want to eat this

Claire Barker said...

A clever idea beautifully executed.

Sheri Darby said...

That looks totally delicious

Jessica Newman said...

wow this would go down a treat with my bunch

Sarah-Dawn Pope said...

That is one luscious looking cake!

Ellen Stafford said...

Wow lush! I might try this one day!

Angie Hoggett said...

i love this!

Kirsty Woods said...

Looks AMAZING, could eat that now :)

Sheila Reeves said...

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

MANDY DOHERTY said...

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

Tracey Baker said...

Fantastic idea looks great well done x

Zinzi Graham said...

That looks amazing! Fab job!

Natalie Gillham said...

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

Amanda Norwood said...

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