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5 surprise easter egg cakes on a rack

Surprise Easter Egg Cakes

Amanda Wren-Grimwood
Surprise Easter Egg Cakes are easy to make and decorate and have a surprise chocolate egg baked inside. Perfect to make with children for an Easter treat.
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Servings 5
Calories 723 kcal


For the cakes

  • 2 tbsp unsweetened 70% cocoa powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 115 g butter or baking spread
  • 115 g caster sugar
  • 115 g self raising flour
  • 5 Milky Bar Mini Eggs or similar

For the decoration

  • 350 g icing sugar
  • 55 g butter or baking spread
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • a little milk if required
  • 15 Cadbury's Mini Eggs


  • Preheat the oven to 180 C and line a muffin tin with five paper cases.
  • Cream together the butter and sugar then beat in the eggs one at a time.
  • Mix together the cocoa and flour and fold into the mixture.
  • Divide the mixture between the muffin cases.
  • Place a Milky Bar egg into the middle of each cake. 
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until a skewer inserted comes out clean.
  • Put the muffins on a wire rack to cool.
  • Make the icing by combining the cocoa and icing sugar together until well mixed. 
  • Cream the butter and mix in the icing sugar until the buttercream is well mixed. Add a small amount of milk if it's too stiff.
  • Use a large star nozzle to add circles of icing to make a nest and tip each cake with 3 eggs.


Serving: 0gCalories: 723kcalCarbohydrates: 112gProtein: 6gFat: 30gSaturated Fat: 18gCholesterol: 138mgSodium: 270mgPotassium: 113mgFiber: 1gSugar: 91gVitamin A: 945IUCalcium: 27mgIron: 1.2mg
Keyword Surprise Easter Egg Cakes
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