Easter is just around the corner, each year, I like to create something new and fun in the kitchen. While there are your more traditional Easter treats to make with the kids I wanted to create something above and beyond that. So this year I created the Ultimate Easter Egg Cake including those infamous cadbury creme eggs and those addictive mini eggs too.
Over the years, we have really made the most when it comes to celebrating Easter. It’s a big deal in SO many different ways. It’s probably the one year too that I go all out in the crafts, decorating the house, and the fun baking weekends. We always have a mini Easter egg hunt too.
A Family Easter To Remember
In the past we have spent Easter with Mr P’s family in Ireland. It’s such a lovely part of the world to visit and so blessed we get to experience it like a local. We visit castles, walk the fields, shop at the mini markets, and all the cousins catch up. I love just shutting down from work a bit and spending so much time with the family outdoors. There is always something to do or somewhere to go explore together.
As you can see, I am a big fan of Easter times for some many reasons and this year I really have added a whole other reason to fall in love with this holiday – My Ultimate Easter Egg Cake doesn’t just have everything I can think of that is associated with treats and Easter but it was so pretty I didn’t want to actually eat it too. Think Cadbury Creme Eggs, Mini Eggs, Rice Krispy Treats, Buttercream frosting, Sprinkles. It has everything!
Easter Egg Cake
Rice Krispy Treat Layers
- 8 cups Kellogg’s Rice Krispy Cereal
- 4 cups mini marshmallows
- 4 tablespoons butter
- cooking spray
- 5 oz room temperature butter
- 10 oz icing sugar
- 2 tbsp milk
- food coloring
- 1 pack mini eggs
- 1 pack cadbury creme eggs
- 1 container of multi-colored sprinkles
Rice Krispy Layers
Melt butter on medium heat and melt in marshmallows, stir constantly
Add cereal and quickly take off heat
Add half the sprinkles container, save the rest to decorate
In two circle greased cake pans, separate rice krispy treat in two equal parts and let harden
In a small ramekin put same thickness as cake layers for the middle top rice krispy
Pop out your rice krispy treats and get ready to add frosting and decorations on top.
Cream butter together slowly half of the powdered sugar until smooth
Add remaining powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon of milk until smooth
If necessary add second tablespoon
Stir in food coloring of your choice (I used two colors pink and yellow, in separate bowls)
To Decorate Cake
Put a thin layer of frosting on your first rice krispy cake
Add mini eggs in a circle pattern
Add a layer of frosting to the bottom of the second rice krispy cake
Gently adding it on top of mini eggs
Add frosting to the top of the second rice krispy cake
Cut cadbury eggs carefully in half and place in a circle with mini eggs between each one
Position your mini rice krispy cake from ramekin in the middle of cadbury eggs
Add a little frosting on top and three mini eggs to finish the cake
Why not use Cadbury caramel eggs if you prefer instead of creme eggs?
Tips For The Perfect Rice Kripsy Cake
Turn Down The Heat
When you are making the rice krispy cake you want it to be sticky and have that delicious crunch, but not be too hard. If you’re finding your rice krispy cake too hard then you’ve most likely tried to melt the butter and marshmallow with the heat cranked up too high. Keep your stove on a medium to low heat and take your time – it is worth it!
Use Fresh Marshmallows
It can be tempting to grab that old pack of marshmallows you’ve had in the back of the cupboard for a few months, but don’t do it! Old marshmallows don’t melt as well as fresh ones too, so save yourself from a lot of frustration and pick up a new bag for making your Easter cake.
Gluten Free Easter Cake Tips
Like all my recipes they are so quick and easy to make and most of them the kids absolutely love jumping in to help make them with you. This recipe is no exception. The kids were right there smearing frosting, lining up the mini eggs into colors, and ready to sprinkle the whole thing to finish. I love getting my kids helping out in the kitchen and teaching them a few things along the way about baking and cooking. Plus, they love the clean up. I don’t mean washing the dishes. They lick clean the spoons, bowls, whisks you name it.
Pick Your Favourite Mini Easter Eggs
The best bit about this rice krispy Easter can is that you can change the eggs to whatever you like! You can easily replace the creme eggs with caramel eggs, or the mini eggs with M&M or Smartie eggs – whatever you like best! Just be sure to double check the ingredients and make sure you pick gluten free Easter Eggs if you want the recipe to remain gluten free.
Why not PIN this to your Easter board for later inspiration. You can make as many layers as you like with this recipe and go as Easter egg crazy or not. It’s totally up to you. I would love to see your version and don’t forget to tag me in @letsalkmommy on social media so I can reshare!