This year I couldn't resits making some cakes to celebrate Easter. I was tempted to make a cheesecake (Yum!) but then decided to take a trip back to my childhood with Easter Nest Cakes.
I haven't written about anything like this before - but thought with it being Easter, why not?
The recipe I used came from Tesco and can be seen in full here or read below for my overview.
170g shredded wheat biscuits
250g milk chocolate
3 tbsp golden syrup
3 tsp cocoa powder
mini eggs to decorate
1. Break up the wheatabix into a mixing bowl.
2. If you don’t like wheatabix you could use another cereal - such as rice crispies or cornflakes.. but wheatabix give the most authentic “nest look”.
3. Break the chocolate into a small bowl & set the bowl over a small pan of simmering water.
4. Make sure the base of the bowl doesn’t come into contact with the water as it’ll cause the chocolate to burn.
5. Add the butter and cocoa powder then stir until completely melted.
6. Remove from the heat and add the golden syrup & Stir again until combined.
7. Pour in the shredded wheat and mix really thoroughly *this will make your arm ache – but think of it as a work out before gorging on chocolate cakes!!*
8. Spoon into the paper cases & put mini chocolate eggs on top to decorate
9. Pop into the fridge to set
And there you have it.. the end result is this cute little cake perfect for a little Easter celebration. These are so easy to make - they probably only took me about half an hour in total to put together - & (I personally think) they taste incredible!
If you can't indulge in lots of chocolate at Easter, when can you?!
What are your favourite Easter foods?