Tea Time Treats for the Easter Tea Table
~ Little Easter Egg & Daisy Cakes ~
with Chocolate Cheese Cake Frosting
I have made a discovery, and a brilliant one at that…….I have discovered Philadelphia with Cadbury – a chocolate cream cheese which is JUST like eating chocolate cheesecake! I have also discovered Dr Oetker’s amazing edible Wafer Daisies……as well as their wonderful Hundreds & Thousands too, and a HUGE thanks to Dr Oetker for sending me some lovely decorating goodies to use and review for Easter baking; this is the first of many recipes that I will be baking that uses some of the products I was sent. And, what a great day I had baking and decorating yesterday – I wanted to create some little cakes for the Easter tea time table, and decided on a basic vanilla Victoria sandwich cake mixture with a chocolate cream cheese (cheese cake) frosting. I then had an idea of making a little nest with some chocolate flake bars, before adding some mini chocolate eggs with a pretty wafer daisy to complete the Easter cake picture…………..and the hundreds and thousand of course.
So, what we have here is a simple and yet VERY pretty Easter bake, and a perfect entry for Tea Time Treats for April, which is being hosted by my lovely partner in crime Kate this month – our theme this month is Easter and Spring treats and the challenge can be found here if you would like to join in: April Tea Time Treats and all the rules are here: How to enter Tea Time Treats. I love the wafer daisies, they are quite robust and you get twelve in a packet with four of each colour, yellow, white and pink – perfect for cake dressing up! I used silicon cake cases this time, I am not usually a fan but these ones are nice pastel colours and also a good size – bigger than a fairy cake but smaller than an American muffin cake case.
That’s it for Easter Saturday – I hope you enjoy this recipe, and that you may even attempt to make some of these cakes yourself…….if you pop over to Dr Oetker on Facebook, there are a few opportunities to win some baking products as well as enter a competition to win a holiday to New York! I am off to prepare for Easter Sunday, as well as make another batch of Hot Cross Buns, as the last lot seemed to evaporate in minutes! See you tomorrow and have a wonderful Easter Weekend, Karen.
Little Easter Egg & Daisy Cakes
|Prep time||5 minutes|
|Cook time||20 minutes|
|Total time||25 minutes|
|Meal type||Dessert, Side Dish, Snack|
|Misc||Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve Cold|
|Occasion||Birthday Party, Casual Party, Formal Party|
|By author||Karen S Burns-Booth|
- 150g self raising flour
- 150g caster sugar
- 150g softened butter, unsalted
- 3 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2 to 4 tablespoons milk
- 160g packet of Cadbury's Chocolate Philadelphia Cream Cheese
- 2 Cadbury's Flakes
- 36 Cadbury's Mini Eggs
- Dr Oetker edible Wafer daisies (1 packet of 12)
- Dr Oetker Hundreds and Thousands (Pastel shades)
Delightful little vanilla Fairy cakes (cup cakes) that have a chocolate cream cheese topping with assorted edible decorations, perfect for the Easter Tea Time Table.
|Step 1||Pre-heat oven to 180C/375F/Gas Mark 6.|
|Step 2||Put the flour, sugar, butter, eggs, vanilla extract into a mixing bowl and using a hand whisk, whisk for 3 to 5 minutes until light and fluffy. Add the milk until you have a soft batter.|
|Step 3||Spoon the cake batter into pre-greased paper cake cases, or silicon cake cases - fill to three-quarters full; I used small muffin cases. Put the filled cake cases into a patty or muffin tin so they hold their shape during baking.|
|Step 4||Bake for 10 to 15 minutes, depending on your oven, or until the cakes have risen, are firm to the touch and are golden brown. Allow the cakes to cool in the tin for 5 minutes before taking them out and allowing to cool completely on a wire rack.|
|Step 5||When the cakes are completely cold. decorate them. Spread some of the chocolate cream cheese over each cake, and then arrange some crumbled flake on top to resemble a nest; then place three mini eggs on top, "gluing" them with extra chocolate cream cheese if necessary before sprinkling the hundreds and thousands over the top and adding the wafer daisy.|
|Step 6||Arrange them on a plate or cake stand and serve as part of the Easter Tea.|
I have just found out that the We Should Cocoa challenge for April is Chocolate AND Cheese…….and with that in mind, and because I used CREAM CHEESE with CHOCOLATE as the frosting for these cakes, as well as chocolate flakes and mini chocolate eggs, I am entering them into the We Should Cocoa challenge for April, which is being hosted by Choclette this month over at Chocolate Log Blog.
As these are EASTER treats, I am also entering them into Ruth from The Pink Whisk’s Easter Bake & Make Competition!
A Trifle Rushed says
Karen, your a life saver! These are perfect, we have some French guests coming for dinner tonight and rather the the (all to obvious) tarte au pomme, I thought I’d make little cupcakes. I saw some Philly with milka for the first time here in Brittany, so I’m going to bake these along with some mini carrot cakes (I’ll take the rest to the Easter egg hunt tomorrow, which is being hosted by some neighbours this year.) a huge thank you for inspiring me once again, and Happy Easter from Brittany. Jude x
Thanks Jude, the cream cheese chocolate spread is amazing and I love the combination of vanilla with chocolate too! Happy Easter from the Charente Maritime!
Kate - turquoise lemons says
Karen these are so pretty. I have been staring at my dr oetkar daisies in their packet and not convinced they would look good but they really do look very dainty. Have a lovely Easter.
Thanks Kate, I was thinking these would be the sort of fun baking you might like to do too….. so, liberate those Dr Oetker daisies!
These really are cute…and I love the sound of chocolate cheesecake frosting too! 🙂
Thanks Laura – the chocolate cream cheese topping is LUSH!
Ren Behan says
So pretty! Haven’t tried the chocolate cheese yet! Happy Easter xxx
You must try the chocolate cream cheese, it is wonderful, so creamy and velvety!
Love these Karen and I have used those rice paper daisies before. My children love them and they go beautifully well in your cupcake decoration along with the mini eggs. Must try that choc cream cheese now….! xx
That is what the Dr Oetker daisies taste like Laura, like rice paper, and they just dissolve in the mouth too!
They are so pretty! Hope you have a lovely Easter weekend and enjoy eating your baking!
Thanks Janice! Happy Easter to you too! I have my first CCC meeting for cake tonight…..so need to dash off to make MY cake in a minute!
so pretty Karen and they sound yummy too!
happy Easter my Dear!!
Merci Karin and have a lovely Easter weekend too….not to many eggs though! 🙂 Karen
Fiona Maclean says
I am NOT NOT NOT trying any chocolate cheese (though I did notice that there were little snack size portions). I’m guessing it’s a bit like chocolate ganache…and I have quite enough problems avoiding eating that;)
These do look lovely though Karen…but I wouldn’t have expected anything less!
Fiona, I KNOW you will love the Cadbury’s chocolate cream cheese! Thanks for your lovely compliments – they have all gone now! Hahahaha! ( I can L again tomorrow!)
They are just so pretty! I love your cupcake holders too. I’m still not sure about the chocolate Philly stuff as I’m not a massive fan of chocolate cheesecake but I guess I’ll have to give it a go! Happy Easter to you and yours xx
Thanks Dom! The cream cheese tastes more like a chocolate frosting, not cheesy at all!
Look amazing I love them!!
Thanks Gloria and Happy Easter to you.
SOOOOOOOOOO perfect! simply beautiful and sweet and I wish I could find those daisy wafers!! Beautiful!
They are Dr Oetker, do you get that brand in the US? Happy Easter too….:-)
What Kate Baked says
I too spotted chocolate philly the other day while out shopping and decided that my prayers must have been answered- surely the best combination of two of my favourite ingredients ever?! And how pretty do these Easter cupcakes look Karen? Have a very very Happy Easter!
Thanks Kate, and a Joyeuses Paques to you too! You will LOVE the chocolate philly cheese, it is VERY moreish and great in baking!
Lorna's Tearoom Delights says
Absolutely gorgeous! I’ve been looking for that chocolate Philadelphia for ages, ever since I saw an advert for it, but I haven’t seen it anywhere. Where did you get it?
I got mine in Asda on special offer at £1 a tub (160g)and bought two tubs straight away for Easter baking!
Working London mummy says
Oooh these look so pretty! I haven’t tried the chocolate Philly yet…. Sounds like I need to!
You need to put CHOCOLATE PHILLY on your list! It is really lovely…..to nice actually!
These are very cute and very pretty indeed!! I love it. I really must try the philadelphia cream cheese chocolate as everyone is raving about it 🙂 Happy Easter! x
Thanks Ros! These were such fun to make and the chocolare philly cream cheese is JUST divine! Happy Easter to you! 🙂
Karen, these fairy cakes are beautiful. So pretty and delicate, and I love your photos too. Wishing you a very blessed Easter x
THANKS so much Jaime, and I hope you have a lovely Easter too! xx
Such pretty cakes! Love the daisies. I wasn’t sure about the chocolate cream cheese but you have sold it well!!
Thanks Jayne, the cream cheese with chocolate is very smooth and mellow, it’s lovely!
Galina V says
I didn’t like Cadbury/Philly combination at all. I wasn’t prejudiced to start with, but once tried, realised that I really-really don’t like it. I made a cream for the chocolate cake with it, by mixing other ingredients to make it more edible. 🙂
What a shame, for me it was no different than eating chocolate cheesecake, but it’s horses for courses! It’s just as well we don’t all like the same things, variety us the spice of life after all! Happy Easter, Karen
Galina V says
I guess I just don’t like Cadbury’s, maybe if it was a different brand chocolate? Your creations look very pretty, girlie and festive.
Karen I could have sworn I left a comment here before. These little Easter cakes look absolutely delightful and as you know I adore those daisies. Thanks very much for entering.
MY pleasure, I love the WSC challenge!
These are lovely for easter x
Maya Russell says
Shared the recipe on Twitter as @maisietoo – https://twitter.com/maisietoo/status/314975382895988737