A No-Bake Cake for Easter
Hot on the heels of another Spring Recipe Post, for Apple Rose Tarts for Mother’s Day (Mothering Sunday) that I published a few days ago, I am very pleased to present with a chocolatey flourish, a brand new Easter baking recipe (or a non-baking recipe as it happens) for No-Bake Creme Egg & Malteser Chocolate Tiffin Bundt Cake. This is a trashy, over-the-top, indulgent cake that is very easy to make and even easier to eat…..it contains a suitably impressive amount of chocolate, biscuits, maltesers as well as the ubiquitous Cadbury’s creme eggs, which seem to abound in rude quantities on the run up to the Easter season, and as it is a no-bake cake, it’s the perfect cake to make with the kiddie-winkies in the Easter kitchen.
Now I have your attention, I have a BIG confession to make – I am NOT a fan of Creme Eggs! Now I know that probably puts me in the minority of chocolate eaters, but I find them too sweet and a tad sickly! So, why am I adding them to this cake, well, first of all, the ones I have used in this recipe are the MINI variety, which are small enough for me enjoy, and secondly, they are such a quintessential part of a British Easter, and it seemed churlish to omit them from my bake. However, if like me you are not a fan of the creme egg, then by all means omit them from the recipe and add some other chocolate eggs that you do like – my latest obsession is Galaxy’s Golden Eggs, which are dusted in golden powder and are filled with crunchy caramel pieces!
Now, whereas my fondness for a creme egg is somewhat stunted, I am a HUGE fan of maltesers, and I’ve been known to scoff a whole bag to myself in one sitting! My greed knows no bounds when presented with a bag of these malted chocolates, so my advice to anyone making this recipe, is too add as many as you possibly can, and make sure there are enough for scoffing whilst baking…….seems fair enough? The recipe for my over-the-top Easter bake is shared below, and as you can see, I served the cake on one of my Caravan Trail plates, from the Polruan and Beach Break range with my spring flowers being displayed in the pretty little Fowey cream jug. As part of my ongoing collaboration with The Caravan Trail, I was sent a selection of their new designs recently, and have found myself using them every day.
All of the patterns in The Caravan Trail range are inspired by designer Cara’s memories of family holidays in the UK, and caravanning in the 1960’s. Capturing the essence of the Great British countryside with its wild nature walks and colourful market towns, the Caravan trail offers patterns such as Dorset Day Trip, Penzance, Hippie Floral, Beach Break, Fowey and Polruan, all of them offering a mix and match of patchwork prints and an explosion of jolly colours, it’s a wonderful range and I love all the pieces I have in my collection. They are perfect for any occasion, but I DO think that the Riviera range is particularly pretty for Easter and any culinary spring events. I hope you enjoy the recipe for my No Bake Creme Egg & Malteser Chocolate Tiffin Bundt Cake is you make it, DO let me know if you make it and also I’d be fascinated to hear if you are a creme egg lover or hater! That’s all for today, Karen
Disclaimer: I receive samples regularly from The Caravan Trail free of charge, in exchange for recipe development and promotion on my social media channels. All views and opinions are my own and I choose to share this china on Lavender and Lovage, as it is a unique British designed (and British made in certain cases) company based in Staffordshire. I was not compensated financially for this recipe post. Pieces from the range can be bought here: Buy the The Caravan Trail