Chocolate Nest Cake
Happy Healthy Holidays!
Bake up a tasty Chocolate Nest Cake that nestles mini chocolate eggs and is decorated to resemble a birds nest.
6 ounces soft butter
6 ounces caster sugar
3 eggs, beaten
6 ounces self raising flour
Grated Rind and juice of 1 lemon
2 ounces milk chocolate
4 ounces butter
8 ounces icing sugar, sifted
4 ounces baking chocolate
3 tablespoons apricot jam
4 large Cadbury's Flake Bars
8 ounces Cadbury's Mini-eggs
Preheat oven to 375-degrees.
Put margarine, caster sugar, eggs and self-raising flour in a bowl. Combine ingredients, then beat well until mixture is light in color and texture. Stir in orange rind and half of the juice.
Break up chocolate for cake. Place on a plate over a pan of simmering water until completely melted. Stir chocolate through cake mixture so that it is streaked. Turn mixture into a greased 9 inch ring tin and spread level.
Bake cake in preheated oven for 30 minutes until spongy to touch. Turn on to a wire rack and leave to cool.
For the decoration, beat butter until soft, then gradually beat in icing sugar and remaining orange juice.
Place cake on a plate and, using a small palette knife, spread chocolate buttercream over surface, leaving it rough in appearance. Using a sharp knife, cut flake bars into long pieces and arrange over cake to give a nest effect. Fill center of cake with Mini-eggs.
We had a difficult time finding the Flake Bars in our neck of the woods, but we found them at Amazon: Cadbury Flake Chocolate Bars
Yield: 8 servings