Easter is the one time of year where you can wake up and eat chocolate for breakfast guilt free! Tis a magical time when calories don’t add up and sugar isn’t bad for you, or at least that’s what I like to tell myself. Of course there’s nothing like tucking into a traditional chocolate egg, but why stop there, let the fun continue with quirky takes on traditional treats. Here’s a few I came up with this year.
Looking for a traditional egg based breakfast, then look away now because this is the unashamedly sinful Crème Eggs Benedict. Halved crème eggs lay innocently upon slices of Chocolate Carrot Cake before being laden with molten milk chocolate. I might have created this but I’m not afraid to say it’s amazing!
If you want to give this a try, you’ll need 1 crème egg per two slices of cake and some melted chocolate to top.
Chocolate Carrot Cake:
175g/6oz Self Raising Flour
1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
100g/4oz Grated Carrot
100g/4oz Soft Brown Sugar
2 Large Eggs
25g/1oz Cocoa Powder
Mix grated carrot together with the flour, cinnamon and cocoa, set aside.
Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Whisk in eggs one at a time, spoon in a little flour mixture to stop the eggs curdling. Gradually mix in the flour mixture.
Bake in a loaf tin Gas Mark 3, 325F, 160C for 30mins – 1 hour. Cool on a wire rack.
Once cooled place two cut slices onto a plate. Top each with half a crème egg, make sure you use a sharp knife to cut the crème egg in half or it may squash slightly. Then top with melted milk chocolate.
This egg may look innocent enough, but it is in fact a mega egg! That means a chocolate egg which contains a Kinder Egg, but wait there’s more, inside the Kinder egg is a Crème egg! Mega Eggs require a steady hand and a sharp knife but the look on your recipient’s face is definitely worth it.
Begin by cracking open a Kinder egg, insert a crème egg still in it’s wrapper. Next wrap up your Kinder egg once again so the surprise is hidden.
Crack open a regular chocolate egg and insert your special Kinder egg. Finally place the original egg back together and rewrap for Chocolate based delight and wonder.
The Ultimate Chocolate Easter Nest
When it comes to chocolate, bigger is almost always better, so with this in mind I made the ultimate chocolate Easter nest. Made by melting chocolate which is then mixed together with crushed shredded wheat cereal, it is then arranged inside a cake tin and topped with Mini Eggs. Much better than individual portions served in cake papers.
For more quirky Easter ideas check out my previous posts, here are a couple of suggestions:
Easter Egg cakes cooked in real egg shells!
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