Triple layer chocolate cake, sandwiched together with white chocolate buttercream and decorated with Mini Eggs and Malteser Bunnies. Perfect for Easter weekend or as a way to use up all the leftover chocolate.
Ingredients (makes one 8inch, 3 layer cake)
For the cake:
280g self-raising flour, sieved into a bowl
70g cocoa powder
350g caster sugar
350g unsalted butter
6 medium eggs, at room temp and beaten together in a jug
2 tablespoons milk (optional)
For the white chocolate buttercream:
250g unsalted butter, at room temp
280g icing sugar
200g good quality white chocolate
For the topping:
2 packs Mini Malteser Bunnies (8 mini bunnies)
1 pack Mini Eggs
Preheat the oven to 180°C and line 3 x 20cm/8inch round baking tins with greaseproof paper.
In a large bowl cream the unsalted butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Now pour in a third of the beaten eggs along with a tablespoon of flour and mix. Repeat until all eggs have been mixed in.
Add in the remaining flour and sieve in the cocoa powder, now fold the mixture together until fully combined. If the mixture is looking too thick, add the milk and mix together to loosen it.
Divide the mixture equally between the cake tins, smoothing out the tops with a knife and tapping them on the side to release any air bubbles. Now bake the cakes for 18-20 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Leave to completely cool.
To make the white chocolate buttercream first cream the butter until fluffy and pale in colour. Sift in half the icing sugar and beat together until combined, now sift in the remaining icing sugar and beat together until light and creamy. Finally melt the white chocolate in a bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Once completely melted add to the creamed butter and sugar and fold together.
Spread a third of the buttercream on top of one of the cakes. Place your second cake on top and spread another third of the buttercream on top. Place the final cake on top and spread the remaining buttercream on top.
Finish the cake by placing the Malteser Bunnies around the edge and filling the middle with Mini Eggs. Cut into 8-10 slices and enjoy!