A beautiful Cadbury Mini Eggs Layer Cake for Easter and spring celebrations. This cake has 3 pastel layers, buttercream frosting, and pastel chocolate eggs.
What is it about Easter candy? I think it might be my favorite holiday candy. I love all of the chocolates and bright spring colors from the Cadbury eggs to the jelly beans. But who am I kidding? I love candy from all of the holidays and when there isn’t a holiday, I love the regular candy. So, it is only logical that I should make an Easter Cake that is a Cadbury Mini Eggs Layer Cake!
Start by mixing up your cake batter. I used a white boxed cake mix and added the ingredients called for on the box. Next, color the cake batter pink, blue and yellow for a 3 layer cake.
I used three Wilton 4 inch springform pans because that was all I had available for small pans. I tightly wrapped on the outside with aluminum foil and placed them on a baking sheet. You can use Wilton 6 inch cake pans and your cake will be a little wider and a little shorter. I put about 1 1/2 cups of batter into each pan and baked them at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. (If using 6-inch pan, bake for 15-20 minutes.) The cakes rose up over the tops of the springform pan and I used a serrated knife to cut off the tops once the cakes had cooled, making them nice and flat for stacking.
Once the cakes have cooled completely, spread a little frosting in the center of the cake platter and place one of the cakes on the frosting. Spread about 1/3 cup of buttercream between the layers.
Cover the entire cake with a thin layer of frosting, making a crumb coat which will seal the crumbs in place. To make this step easier, you can thin your buttercream a little so that it spreads easier. Place the cake in the fridge to allow the frosting to set.
Once the crumb coat frosting is dry to the touch, frost the cake with the buttercream frosting.
Press Cadbury Mini Eggs into the buttercream. To make a pattern, I placed pairs of the colored eggs next to each other in rows around the cake. Each time I added a row, I moved the pattern over one egg. This gave the cake a pretty, striped, swirl look.
Put the Cadbury Mini Eggs in a circle on the top of the cake.
Put the cake in the freezer for 2 hours before serving. Dip a knife in very hot water, quickly dry it off and use the hot knife to easily cut the very cold cake. Re-dip and dry the knife for each cut you make. This fun Cadbury Mini Eggs Layer Cake is the perfect Easter cake to share with your family and friends!
This cake was featured in the January/February/March issue of the Sweet Dreams magazine, available on newsstands in Germany, Italy, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxembourg.
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How can I make this with no box cake mixes?
Hello! You can use your homemade cake mix recipe. One box cake mix (like the recipe calls for) is enough for one 9×13 cake. Divide it in three and tint the cake mix with food coloring. Best of luck!
Hi Tonia! Could you please tell me what size cake pan (4-inch springform pans or 6-inch cake pans) you used in the photo?
I used these 4-inch pans http://amzn.to/2o3gFGC
Best of luck!
Nancy Adams says
This is a really cute cake. However in your icing recipe you call for 8 cups of powdered sugar and in parenthesis next to that you put (1 box). One box of powdered sugar equals 4 cups of powdered sugar NOT EIGHT. So in the midst of making this cake your wondering what do I do? Is this a misprint? Which is correct? One box or eight cups?? Wanting the cake to turn out you just decide you better do what the recipe says. So I did the 8 cups and the icing was horrible. In the trash it went. I think it would be a good idea to call out the size of cake pan used right in the list of ingredients since it is very unusual size.
I’m sorry you were disappointed with the buttercream frosting. The recipe calls for 8 cups powdered sugar (about 1 bag). Here in Minnesota, 1 bag of powdered sugar is equal to 2 pounds or about 8 cups. I hope you were able to find another buttercream frosting recipe that fit your needs.
This cake is beautiful! I put a link to a post I wrote on my blog- I hope I get time to make this cake!
Wow. This one is very creative and delicious as well I never thought of egg inspired cake even though their are more ridiculously amazing designed cake now a days its just that egg cake never crossed my mind, its very unique and hope you can share some more recipes to us. two thumbs up
Now that would make a great birthday cake. 🙂
Hola déjame felicitarte muy linda soy de Venezuela y tengo dudas no si si la MANTECA a la que dice la receta es manteca de cerdo o margarina, la única manteca que conozco es de manteca de cerdo gracias
Using Google Translate your comment shows up as “Hello let me congratulate very cute am from Venezuela and I have no doubt if if MANTECA to which the recipe is lard or margarine, only butter I know is thanks lard”
Thank you! The shortening in this recipe is vegetable shortening, made from vegetables. I’m not sure if they sell it in Venezuela but it looks like the brands “Clover and Blanquita” are sold in South America. I’ve never cooked with lard, but it is made from animal fat. And of course butter comes from cream. Happy Baking!
Translated: ¡Gracias! El acortamiento en esta receta es la manteca vegetal, a base de verduras. No estoy seguro de si lo venden en Venezuela pero parece que las marcas “Clover y Blanquita” se venden en América del Sur. Nunca he cocinado con manteca de cerdo, pero que está hecho de grasa animal. Y, por supuesto, viene de la mantequilla crema. Hornada feliz!
I love this cake, i’m definitely making it for easter! Do you have to serve this cake cold Tonia, and if so..what will happen if you serve it room temp like a regular cake?!
It is fine to serve like a regular cake, but it will be softer and more difficult to cut. Happy Easter!
I would be thrilled if you would hop over to my Easter/Passover Recipe Roundup and share this awesome recipe with us! You can find it here:http://mommasangelbaby.com/?p=2132. Hope to see you there! HUGS & Happy Easter!
Wow this is so pretty. I love it.
Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy says
Holy flippin gorgeous cake!!!! You are amazing and this is the coolest Easter cake I’ve ever seen!!
Thanks Jen! You made my day!
SUCH a gorgeous cake. I could stare at it all day….if I didn’t devour it first!
Once again the picture of your cake is gorgeous! Awesome job!
Maggie Unzueta @ Mama Maggie's Kitchen says
I can’t enough of your pictures. This looks absolutely beautiful. Easter fun!
Amy | Club Narwhal says
Tonia, my heart just stopped a little bit looking at this gorgeous creation! What a fun way to use mini eggs (though I would probably eat the whole bag before they made it onto a cake). So perfect for Easter!
Zainab @ Blahnik Baker says
Hi! My name is Zainab and I think I am in cake HEAVEN!!
Jenn @ Deliciously Sprinkled says
Tonia, this cake is gorgeous! I love the bright, spring colors and it would be the perfect cake for our family Easter brunch! Pinned 🙂
I love this idea! Brilliantly clever.
Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner says
I’ve been obsessed with this cake since first seeing it on G+…seriuosly A-MAZ-ING!
I’m so happy to hear that you found it on G+! Thanks Tina!
This cake is beyond amazing! Love the colours, this would be perfect for any Easter party!
Thank you, Jessica!
Tonia this cake is stunning!!! Your explanation is perfect too. I think I stand a chance with this cake now!
Thanks so much Tanya!
Gloria @ Simply Gloria says
Oh my gosh, Tonia! I am in love with this cake! Easter candy is my favorite time of year. These particularly eggs are my obsession every season, pinning!
Yes, it is so true! Thanks Gloria!
Lydia- The Party Wagon says
This is so perfect! I love the eggs on the outside and the colors on the outside! How cute!! Thanks for sharing such a great idea~
I love that too! Thanks Lydia!
Lydia- The Party Wagon says
Inside, outside…you know what I mean!! :)) I LOVE the eggs on the outside and the colors on the INside! Sorry I was typing too fast! Fabulous cake! I will share on my FB page!
Thank you Carrie!
Megan @ Our Pinteresting Family says
Tonia this is beautiful! I love it!!
Thank you Megan!
Kate @ Diethood says
Tonia!! This is beyond gorgeous!! Beautiful job!
Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar says
Oh my goodness, how pretty! I love this Tonia! Pinned!
Thanks so much Lindsay!