Chocolate Nest Cake

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Total Time:
1 - 1.5 hours
Serves: 6
Nutrition facts:

240 calories, 9 grams fat

Category: Festive Recipe
Technique: Bake Recipe
Difficulty: Hard

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  • 6oz - soft margarine
  • 6oz - caster sugar
  • 3 - eggs, beaten
  • 6 oz - self-rising flour
  • grated rind and juice of 1 orange
  • 2oz - plain chocolate
  • The decoration :
  • 4oz - slightly salted butter
  • 8oz - icing sugar, sifted
  • 4oz - plain chocolate
  • 3 tbsp - apricot jam
  • 4 large - Cadbury's Flake bars
  • 8oz - Cadbury's Mini Eggs

How to Make Chocolate Nest Cake

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Put margarine, caster sugar, eggs, and self-rising flour in a bowl. Combine the ingredients and beat well until mixture is light in colour and texture.
  • Stir in orange rind and half of the juice.
  • Break up chocolate for cake.
  • Place on a plate over a pan of simmering water until completely melted.
  • Stir the chocolate through the cake mixture so that it is streaked.
  • Turn mixture into a greased 9-inch ring tin and spread level.
  • Bake the cake in a preheated oven for 30 minutes until spongy to touch.
  • Turn on to a wire tray and leave it to cool.
  • Beat butter until soft, and then gradually beat in icing sugar and the remaining orange juice.
  • Melt chocolate for decoration, as before, and beat into buttercream to make a smooth mixture. Split cake in half. Spread both halves with jam and sandwich back together.
  • Place cake on a plate and, using a small palette knife, spread chocolate buttercream over surface, leaving it rough in appearance.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut Flake bars into long pieces and arrange over cake to give a nest effect.
  • Fill the centre of the cake with Cadbury's Mini Eggs.