Events, recipes & behind the scenes gossip from the Showground

Back to blog

Filter News

Chocolate Easter Cake recipe from Allison's Cakes 20 Mar

Perfect for Easter, why not try and make this delicious chocolate cake.

Recipe provided by Allison's Cakes.

Ingredients

8oz margarine
8oz caster sugar
4 medium eggs
2oz cocoa powder
6oz self-raising flour

Icing
8oz margarine
4oz cocoa powder
10oz icing sugar
4 bags mini eggs
20g dark chocolate for drizzle

Method

Heat your oven to Gas 4/180°c, and grease and line two 8" tins.

Cream together the margarine and sugar until light and fluffy, then add the eggs and whisk thoroughly. Add the cocoa powder and flour and mix until just combined.

Divide between the two tins and bake for 25 - 30 minutes. It’s done when you can place your finger on the centre of the sponge and it springs back. Turn the cakes out, cover and leave to cool.

Meanwhile, make the chocolate buttercream by mixing the margarine, cocoa powder and icing together until creamy.

When the cakes are cool, spread some of the buttercream in between and onto the sides of the cakes until covered.

Put the rest of the icing into a piping bag with a nozzle of your choice and pipe swirls onto the side of the cake.

Smash up the mini eggs in a strong bag using a rolling pin (but keep some aside for the decoration on top!) Using the palm of your hand press the crushed eggs into the side of the cake, and put the rest on the top.

Melt the dark chocolate slowly in the microwave and drizzle over the cake using a spoon.

More from this category

Back to blog
National award haul for Redhill Farm
National award haul for Redhill Farm

Congratulations to Redhill Farm Free Range Pork, who have scooped up a number of awards this year. Here, the business shares with us its plans for the Lincolnshire Food & Gift Fair in November - and two recipes for you to try at home!

07 Nov
Healthy breakfast tips from the Lincolnshire Chef
Healthy breakfast tips from the Lincolnshire Chef

This Breakfast Week we're all about trying out tasty new breakfast recipes. Here are some for you to try from Steven Bennett himself!

28 Jan
Easter biscuits recipe from Vine's Bakery
Easter biscuits recipe from Vine's Bakery

Bake your own delicious Easter biscuits with this recipe from Vine's Bakery!

19 Mar
Try your hand at Easter baking
Try your hand at Easter baking

Want to try some hands-on Easter baking at home? Local chef Rachel Green has shared with us her perfect Fairburn's Celebration Chocolate Cake!

11 Apr
Rachel Green's tasty roast beef
Rachel Green's tasty roast beef

Serve up a lunch to impress this weekend, with Rachel Green's delicious take on the classic Sunday roast beef

19 May
Omelettes for Breakfast
Omelettes for Breakfast

Fresh from our Farmhouse Breakfast Week, Scaman's Eggs share their top tips for tasty omelettes!

31 Jan
The Lincolnshire Kitchen
The Lincolnshire Kitchen

Attention all foodies: we've got fresh (and festive!) recipes straight from The Lincolnshire Kitchen!

09 Dec
The perfect Christmas party show stopper
The perfect Christmas party show stopper

Steven Bennett, the renowned Lincolnshire Chef, cooked up a storm in The Lincolnshire Kitchen at our 2016 Lincolnshire Food & Gift Fair - and if you missed his impressive croquembouche here's the recipe for you to try at home!

07 Dec

Get the latest from The Showground