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Fake Bakes Recipe - Morrisons Mocha Creme Egg Cake

This is the first in the £10 Fake Bake challenge where I've taken on coffee cake. Coffee cake is one of my personal favourites of all cakes that we make (the off-cuts never make the bin!). It's also one of our most popular birthday cakes delivered. Like this Tiramisu-inspired cake with macarons and a Belgian chocolate drip.

Tiramisu Birthday Cake London

The only reason I've delayed dressing a supermarket version up is because inspiration was lacking, and my toddler is vehemently anti-coffee cake (with reason...he is 4). So I struck a deal with him, the only way I will involve my much-loathed Creme Eggs is if we can pair it with coffee cake. He found that a fair deal and off I went to Morrisons.

Fake Bake Recipe Mocha Creme Egg - Morrisons ingredients

Perhaps not the most obvious of pairings when you first hear of it, but the only way the tooth-achingly sweetness of Cadbury's Creme Eggs can be tempered down is when consumed simultaneously with a coffee. Or even better, a coffee cake!

When I first floated the idea of a £10 Fake Bake supermarket coffee cake with Creme eggs on social media, the responses from the vast majority of followers was incredulous. On paper, it does sound a bit odd. BUT, when I re-worded the description as a Mocha Creme Egg cake, or a Coffee & Egg on Toast cake, or even an Easter Brunch Cake, the response was suddenly, "Ah, that makes total sense!"".

Fake Bake Recipe Mocha Creme Egg

And wow, does it look immense.

The thing I love MOST about this cake are actually the Creme Eggs. I carved them into looking like cracked egg shells, and they are the cutest.

Fake Bake Recipe - Mocha Creme Egg Cake

Ingredients

2x Ready-made Coffee and Walnut Sponge Cakes (5" or 6" size)

1 tub (400g) of ready-made Coffee flavour frosting 

Coffee Madeira loaf

2x Creme Eggs

Mini Creme Eggs

Method

1. Prepare the cake decorating station with a cake turntable, angled palette knife, cake scraper, a cake board, a tablespoon, a piping bag fitted with a small star nozzle, a small paring knife and a spatula.  

2. Unbox the cakes. Smear a dollop of frosting in the middle of the cake board on the turntable, and then place one of the layer cakes on the board.  Pick off the walnuts on the top and rinse the walnuts in a bit of warm water and let dry on a kitchen towel. Decant the frosting into a bowl and whip or stir to loosen and lighten it. Smooth the frosting on the top of the cake with an angled palette knife. 

Fake Bake Recipe Mocha Creme Egg - sponge preparation

3. Stack the second layer cake on top. Again, pick off the walnuts and rinse, dry and reserve with the other walnut pieces. Pipe the frosting around the cake and smooth it with the edge of the palette knife, or a plastic cake scraper. Smooth the top of the cake. Place in the fridge to chill and set.

Fake Bake Recipe Mocha Creme Egg - coffee frosting
4. Cut one large Creme egg and a couple of mini eggs in halves. Scoop out the fondant filling into a heatproof bowl, and place the hollowed chocolate shells in another heatproof bowl.
Fake Bake Recipe Mocha Creme Egg - separate creme eggs
Melt them both gently over a water bath/double/boiler/bain-marie. When they have melted - add 1 teaspoon of warm water to the fondant and stir, and add 2-3 teaspoons of warm water to the melted chocolate and stir into a ganache.
Fake Bake Recipe Mocha Creme Egg - creme egg ganache

5. Use the back of a teaspoon to drip the warm fondant over the edge of the cake. Repeat using the chocolate ganache to drip in intervals around the cake.

Fake Bake Recipe Mocha Creme Egg - creme egg drip

6. Fill a cup with warm water and have a tea-towel on the side. Warm the small knife in the water, pat dry on the towel, and score the tops of the remaining Creme eggs. Cut the tops off, and carve out little "cracks" lightly.

Fake Bake Recipe Mocha Creme Egg - cracked creme egg

7. Slice the coffee loaf. Crumble one slice and mix in with the rescued chopped walnuts. Decorate the base of the cake with the crumble mix.

Fake Bake Recipe Mocha Creme Egg - crumble base

8. Fit a piping bag with a small star nozzle tip and fill with the remaining frosting. Pipe swirls over the top of the cake.

Fake Bake Recipe Mocha Creme Egg - piping swirls

9.  Place a few coffee loaf slices over the cake and smear coffee frosting on.

Fake Bake Recipe Mocha Creme Egg - coffee loaf slice

10. Decorate with the carved Creme eggs and crumble mix.

Fake Bake Recipe Mocha Creme Egg - decorate

Step back and marvel at this cool coffee Creme egg creation!

Fake Bake Recipe Mocha Creme Egg - top view

Nobody would want to pass on this if served at Easter. Even the coffee and/or creme egg nay-sayers.

Fake Bake Recipe Mocha Creme Egg - sliceOf course, if you'd rather not bother with the effort, and still need a striking and delicious coffee cake delivered, have a peek at our mega popular Coffee Culture cake. The chocolate coffee cups are LIFE.

Lots of love,

Reshmi xoxo

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