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Chocolate Peanut Butter Speckle Cakes for Easter

Easter was always my favorite time in the bakery.

The store was just bursting in pastels with cakes & cookies adorned in everything Easter!

Last year I went pretty extravagant with my Easter Bunny Butt Cake

Bunny Butt Cake for Easter! All Vegan!

But this year I wanted to keep it simple.

Simple and delicious with these Chocolate Peanut Butter Speckle Cakes.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Speckle Cakes for Easter

With my best recipe for Chocolate Cake which happens to be a really easy one bowl mix

And one recipe for your favorite buttercream divided to make Peanut Butter Buttercream for the filling

To the remaining vanilla buttercream portion blue spirulina is a prefect natural food coloring for the robins egg blue icing!

Don’t let the look of these little cakes and the fact that these are indeed multiple miniature cakes sway you away from trying them!

By baking the chocolate cake batter into a half sheet pan

Then using a 3½” cookie cutter to cut out rounds for each layer

Your time in the kitchen is cut literally in half

Of course you can make this into one larger family style cake by baking the batter into 8″ cake pans instead

I just really liked the idea of sharing these precious little cakes with my friends and family this year for Easter

Instead of the usual slices that I am always trying to give away!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Mini Cakes for Easter

Each cake is speckled like a robins egg and a tiny chocolate coconut nest on top.

All you need is coconut flakes and melted vegan semi sweet chocolate and a mini muffin tin lined with plastic wrap!

The full YouTube video below shows the step by step on how to make all of these decorations for this cake

As well as my secret trick to getting those Robins Eggs speckled like this!

Chocolate Coconut Nest for Easter Cake

I used Little Secrets chocolate candies for the “eggs” since they are vegan and taste just like Peanut M&M’s!

Littel Secrets Vegan Candies

These mini cakes are a really easy way to make a beautiful dessert this spring!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Speckle Cakes for Easter

FOR THE FULL STEP BY STEP YOUTUBE VIDEO TUTORIAL CLICK HERE

Chocolate Peanut Butter Speckle Cakes for Easter

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Speckle Cakes for Easter

Prep time

3 hours

Bake time

30 mins

Total time

3 hours 30 mins

You can make the entire recipe into a larger cake, the batter that I used for the sheet pan to cut my cake rounds is the same you would use for 3-7″ cake pans or 2- 8″ pans
I used a 3½” cookie cutter to make my individual cakes and with 2 layers in each and a nice amount of filling, these cakes could easily serve 2 people!

Serves: 6 mini cakes or 1-8″ Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 Recipe of my best Vegan Chocolate Cake
  • 1 Recipe Buttercream of your choice *I used American
  • Peanut Butter Powder Or Creamy Peanut Butter ¾ cup
  • Unsweetened Flake Coconut 1 cup
  • Vegan Semi Sweet Chocolate 4ounces
  • Candy eggs or jelly eggs for nest as needed
  • Garnish:
  • Cocoa Powder 2 teaspoons
  • Vodka or Vanilla Extract 1 Tablespoon

Instructions

  1. First prepare the chocolate cake recipe as instructed on the blog post for that recipe, but bake all the batter into a greased and parchment lined 12″ x 18″ pan (half sheet pan)
  2. Next prepare the buttercream recipe of your choice *I used the American Recipe
  3. Divide the buttercream recipe in half and add ¾ cup of peanut butter powder (*or peanut butter) to half and a full packet of the blue spirulina food color to the other half.
  4. Make the coconut nests by combining 1 cup unsweetened flake coconut with ¾ cup semi sweet vegan chocolate (melted) press a heaping tablespoon into mini muffin tins lined with plastic wrap.
  5. Once they are set they will pop right out of the molds and peel off the plastic
  6. Combine the cocoa powder & vodka or vanilla extract together and whisk smooth for the speckling effect
  7. Assemble the cakes as shown in the video

Notes

The cakes will stay just fine at room temperature for up to 3 days in an airtight container.

For longer storage keep refrigerated for up to 8 days, covered well

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About Sandy

Sick of eating steamed vegetables time after time? Tired of making the same old meals? Make things exciting and fun, and explore vegetarian cooking with the recipes in this book. Don’t think that ‘meat’ can’t be part of your vegetarian diet! Even if you’re just interested in vegetarian dishes, you can make your own ‘meat’. You hear me! “Make your own meat!” I will show you the traditional Chinese way of making vegetarian meat. The possibilities are endless after you learn how! You can make Kung Po Chicken, Soft Blow Kidney, Sweet and Sour Chicken, and so much more. Learn and digest the recipes in this book. Then get creative, make your own dishes, and really explore vegetarian cooking.

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