Easter Chocolate Cake Surprise

By Sean Tan  ,

April 15, 2019

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Celebrate Easter holiday by creating a fun cake the kids will love – crack it open to find lots of chocolate treats inside to surprise everyone!

  • Prep: 1 hr 45 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins
  • Yields: 20 Servings


200 g milk eating chocolate, chopped, plus 200 g extra, melted

80 g butter, chopped

2¾ cups puffed rice cereal

Assorted Easter eggs and chocolates, to fill

1½ tbsps 100’s & 1000’s


1Grease a 1.25-litre (5-cup) metal bowl. Line with plastic food wrap, allowing wrap to overhang rim of bowl. Combine milk chocolate and butter in a large heavy-based saucepan, cook and stir over low heat for 3 mins or until melted and smooth.

2Place rice cereal in a large bowl. Add melted chocolate mixture, mix well. Press mixture evenly over base and side of prepared bowl. Chill for 1 hr or until set.

3Using a plastic wrap as a guide, carefully remove chocolate shell from metal bowl. Fill with Easter eggs and chocolates. Top with a large plate. Invert onto a serving plate. Remove plastic wrap.

4Drizzle top of shell with extra melted chocolate, allowing chocolate to run down sides. Sprinkle with 100’s & 1000’s. Chill for a further 15 mins or until set.

TIP: You can use dark or white chocolate instead of milk chocolate if you like, and you can use other cereals, such as chocolate-flavoured puffed rice cereal, instead. Be creative and use bought sweets and choc-coated bullets instead of Easter eggs. An alternative to 100's and 1000's is to sprinkle the cake with colourful edible cachous.

Recipe & Photo: Rob Shaw/BauerSyndication.com.au