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SPECKLED EASTER EGG CHOCOLATE CAKE!

Show Stopper Cake For The Party!

Brilliant blue icing and a fun speckled effect make this show-stopping chocolate cake look like a robin's egg. For best results, practise your speckling technique on waxed paper before tackling the cake. The speckling can get a little messy, so protect the cake plate with strips of waxed or parchment paper.

INGREDIENTS

Cake:
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon each baking powder and baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cup buttermilk
Garnish:
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa powder
  • 18 eggs
  • 1 chocolate shavings
Icing:
  • 1 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup whipping cream (35%)
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 4 cups icing sugar
  • 100 g milk chocolate (about 3 1/2 oz) melted
  • blue paste food colouring Method

 

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