Mini Egg Chocolate Bundt Cake

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Mini Egg Chocolate Bundt Cake

Rich, chocolatey and just so pretty!  This Mini Egg Chocolate Bundt Cake will make anyone smile if you serve them a big hunk of this during your Easter celebrations (or any time for that matter).  There’s a dense chocolate base that gets body from both butter and cream cheese.  To add that chocolate oomph, there’s both cocoa powder and lots of crushed mini eggs – a classic for Easter around these parts.  Who wants some?

Hey peeps! <—-see what I did there?  ‘Peeps’, ya know, cause it’s an Easter recipe! Remember those marshmallow confections popular around this time of year? Yes? No?  Ok, moving on….totally nerding it out, aren’t I?  Just go with it!  So, I’ve collaborated again with some awesome fellow food bloggers and we’re bringing you all things Easter (well, Easter themed food that is).  All their links are below and it’s definitely recommended you check ’em out if you want some inspiration for your festivities.  Heads up – the recipes are gonna make you hungry!

Growing up, we didn’t really do egg hunts.  It wasn’t our thing, ya know? However, I do remember that we regularly boiled eggs (or mom did) and we dyed them with food colouring and perhaps decorated.  That was always fun (and sometimes messy, which is a big part of the fun, am I right?).  And we even had cute little boiled egg holders, shaped like little characters, maybe a chick or bunny.  But I couldn’t really go there; the thought of placing that egg in the holder and just free forming it with the knife, cracking it open with the chances of shell going everywhere?!  I go crazy just thinking about it.  Nope.  Fully peel, fully rinse. Then, inspect…and inspect again. No shell is the way to go.  Hey, that should be my motto!  But, shells on dem candy mini eggs?  Sure thing!  No pleasing me, is there, lol ???

Every year I remember my grandparents giving me and my brother a chocolate Easter egg.  It was this big hollow milk chocolate egg and my Nan would have our name put on each one.  It would be done with icing sugar and we loved it.  I’m not sure if you can even get those any more.  Did you guys have those?

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I’m not a stranger to bundt cakes.  I make ’em all the time.  They are just too easy to whip up, you’re left with loads of cake and, plus, they taste delicious!  One of my favourites around here is a Cranberry, Lemon, White Chocolate and Coconut Cake.  And mini eggs around Easter?  I stock pile ’em.  And nothing beats when they go on sale for 50% off or more after the holiday….hehehe.  So, being a bundt cake fan AND mini egg fan, I decided to combine the two – winner winner, bundt cake dinner or, um, dessert<—–you get the picture.

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The mini eggs in this bundt cake blend into the batter much like chocolate chips would; they add to the chocolate flavour, but aren’t in your face, if ya know what I mean.   I have little self control around this candy.  I pop them like they are going out of style.  But, they are so good.  And, they even smell delicious.  Do you know what I’m talking about?

This cake is rich, dense and, honestly, not too sweet.  I drizzled a simple glaze on top and threw some sprinkles on their for the fun factor, but that is totally optional.  The cake is absolutely delicious without it!  Duh.

Mini Egg Chocolate Bundt Cake - a delicious dessert for Easter! - girlheartfood.com

Confession time (I feel like I’ve been doing that a lot lately) – I tend to get a little excited when I have to ‘drizzle’ anything or get a little squirt bottle in my hands.  I just want to go crazy and let out my artistic side.  The drizzle on this cake is not exactly perfect, but was certainly fun to do and that’s what matters, doesn’t it? In retrospect, I could have been a little more delicate with the drizzle, but que sera sera.  Once that icing was on there, there was no turning back.  Just roll with it, sista, I say.  It still tastes delicious! Mini Egg Chocolate Bundt Cake - girlheartfood.com

This Mini Egg Chocolate Bundt Cake requires, yes requires, a nice big glass of milk to go along with.  Cake + Milk = BFFS.  Now, wine also goes good with chocolate, but, then again, wine pretty much goes good with anything.  Your choice.  Mini Egg Chocolate Bundt Cake - girlheartfood.com

Mini Egg Chocolate Bundt Cake - girlheartfood.com

So, tell me, what did you do growing up to celebrate Easter?  What do you do now?  I’d love to hear about it!

Mini Egg Chocolate Bundt Cake - girlheartfood.com

Until next time, take care and chit chat again soon!  And have yourself a wonderful Easter!

P.S. If you missed my last post, you can check it out here.

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Mini Egg Chocolate Bundt Cake
Rich, chocolatey and just so pretty!  This Mini Egg Chocolate Bundt Cake will make anyone smile if you serve them a big hunk of this during your Easter celebrations (or any time for that matter).  There's a dense chocolate base that gets body from both butter and cream cheese.  To add that chocolate oomph, there's both cocoa powder and lots of crushed mini eggs - a classic for Easter around these parts.  Who wants some?
Mini Egg Chocolate Bundt Cake - girlheartfood.com
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
cake
Ingredients
Mini Egg Chocolate Bundt Cake
Glaze (optional)
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
cake
Ingredients
Mini Egg Chocolate Bundt Cake
Glaze (optional)
Mini Egg Chocolate Bundt Cake - girlheartfood.com
Instructions
Mini Egg Easter Bundt Cake
  1. In a bowl combine flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, salt and crushed mini eggs. Lay to one side. Spray bundt pan with Pam. Preheat oven to 325F.
  2. In a stand mixer combine cream cheese and butter. Blend until smooth and creamy, about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add sugar to cream cheese/butter mixture and mix about 1-2 minutes.
  4. Add vanilla to cream cheese/butter mixture and mix about 30 seconds.
  5. Add eggs, one at a time, to cream cheese/butter mixture and blend until just combined.
  6. Add flour to cream cheese/butter mixture and blend until just combined, about 1-2 minutes.
  7. Pour mixture into prepared pan and bake for about 50 minutes or until wooden skewer inserted comes out clean. Cool on wire rack in pan for about 30-40 minutes before removing to cool completely.
  8. Drizzle with glaze and decorate with sprinkles (if using). Enjoy!
Glaze
  1. Combine all ingredients in mini food processor (or small bowl), with the exception of sprinkles, and mix until thoroughly combined and smooth. Drizzle over cake.
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78 thoughts on “Mini Egg Chocolate Bundt Cake

  1. Katherine says:

    Love using the crushed up mini eggs! One of my fave things to do for Easter baking. I will be adding this beautiful cake to my list of Easter dessert ideas! 🙂

  2. Miriam - londonkitchendiaries.com says:

    Easter traditions are fantastic and it is so nice that each family has their own individual things they love doing. I love how you combined mini chocolate eggs with your bundt cake – could you please send me a hig hunk of it 🙂 It looks so pretty – almost too cute to eat! Have a fabulous Easter break, Dawn!

  3. Jolina says:

    Bundt cake goals! This is lovely and so very chocolatey! I’m seriously afraid of bundt cakes. That it will get stuck you know? All those cakes that stuck in their pans have forever scarred me haha. But I will bake one someday, and this will be one of the first! And you know, I don’t really understand this whole concept of Easter bunnies and eggs on Easter. Easter in the Philippines was very different. Though I really have no complaints with all the chocolates around! This is really perfect Dawn!

    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Geee…thanks Jolina! Main thing is to grease that bundt pan well and let it rest (I learned the hard way about that in the past with half of the cake stuck in there, ugh). Appreciate the sweet comment, my friend! Have a great upcoming weekend (and Easter)!

  4. Cindy says:

    Oh I love this. You are so creative with putting the candy inside. Genius. Love the drizzle factor too, as I am a sucker for the funfetti and festivity of Easter. I like too that it it not overly sweet and with cream cheese….. well, put a fork in me, I am done! YUMMY.

  5. Tamara Andersen says:

    I have such fond memories of Easter growing up – all 29 cousins at Aunt Verna’s house for a huge egg hunt. We started after church service, and we all looked darling in our Easter clothes. Then the hunt, and we weren’t so cute anymore… Great memories!

    I don’t eat sweets often, but I am so enamored with this beautiful, festive cake! It’s bound to be the star on the Easter table!
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  6. Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop says:

    Okay….this looks so great! I love the idea of crushed up candy eggs int the filling! My sister loves those peeps…still to this day. I think they are a strange contraption. Don’t get me wrong…I love candy, but those peeps are just a bit different! Happy Easter to you!
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  7. Milena | craftbeering.com says:

    This is one impressive bundt cake:) The texture must be amazing. Chocolategg for our brunch! Coloring eggs is totally what I grew up doing. It had to be either Holy Thursday or Holy Saturday, never Good Friday. We kids would have competitions for best decorated egg … never ate them though, lol. I remember your comment about eggs shells. Well, as soon as I see food coloring that seeped through to the white of a hard boiled egg… that is it! The end. Not eating the thing:)
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  8. Kathryn @ Family Food on the Table says:

    My kids are ALL about the Easter egg hunts and they would probably go crazy if I (err, the Easter Bunny) gave them one of those huge chocolate bunnies that I had growing up. Maybe when they’re older – I’m trying to keep it toned down for now on the candy. But this cake?! That would be such a fun Easter afternoon activity to get in the kitchen with them and make this – and devour it! It’s so gorgeous! Pinned and wishing I already had a slice in front of me 🙂 XXOO
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Some of those Easter chocolate bunnies are HUGE! How can anyone eat all that chocolate anyway, right? I’d totally send ya over some cake if we were neighbours 😉 Thanks so much for the sweet comment and Pin, Kathryn! XOXO

  9. cara says:

    Oh Man no egg huts growing up?! We always had them and my parents would fill the eggs with nickles and dimes. I seriously thought it was the best thing lol. Anyways coloring eggs is such a blast too and the idea of putting mini chocolate eggs in this cake is perfect to celebrate the holiday. so festive and sounds so dang delicious!

  10. Shashi at RunninSrilankan says:

    Haha – love the “peeps” mention! Yup, sure did see what you did there!
    Dawn, I usually wait till Easter is over to get my fill of those mini eggs, but this year I might have to change up my game cos wow – a bundt filled with mini eggs!! I’m speechless just thinking about all that deliciousness in one bite! And, am sure glad you added “or any time for that matter” after Easter celebrations cos waiting a whole year for this would be torture! EPIC chocolate oomph indeed!
    Btw – from where I stand, your drizzle looks pretty perfect! Happy Monday to ya!
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  11. Jenny | The Baking Skillet says:

    OMG, we used to get a similar large hollow Easter egg that my family would buy from this store that was the only one that sold Easter eggs in the entire city! (back in India, where eggs were not common then). I love the denseness and double chocolaty – ness of this cake Dawn! I dont usually eat easter eggs but I will eat in this form 🙂
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  12. heather (delicious not gorgeous) says:

    i can’t stand squeeze bottles! i tried to use mayo with one recently, and it kept getting plugged, and it was a pain in the butt to clean. a ziptop bag made into a make shift pastry bag? that gives me more control and no washing dishes? yes, please! i do get your excitement with drizzling in general though (;
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  13. karrie @ Tasty Ever After says:

    Chocolate + me = bffs! Sorry Dawn 😉 heeheehee! Seriously, I do love me some chocolate, especially chocolate cake! Yummmmmmmy! I remember always getting the pretty sugar eggs for Easter. The ones made entirely out of colored sugar and they had a cut out in the front and you could look inside the “egg” and there were edible figures (like a bunny, chickens, grass, etc. Have you ever seen those?
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Dang it! Food always wins 😉 ! OMG – though, I haven’t seen in person what you are talking about, I could totally picture what you are describing – sounds beautiful! Thanks girl! xoxo

  14. Meg | Meg is Well says:

    I haven’t had a bundt cake in forever and this chocolate one is everything I love! I would probably keep going back for seconds to make sure I got more crunchy bits of chocolate eggs. When I was small and lived in the midwest, my family did the whole thing: new Easter dresses and hats every year, Easter egg decorating and hunts, dinner, and the dreaded early Church service in said scratchy dresses.
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Yay! Thanks Meg! Seconds (or even thirds) is highly recommended, both to get the chocolate eggs and for quality control purposes 😉 I saw that cute pic on your blog! So sweet! I do remember those scratchy dresses! Oh my! Have a great week, my friend 🙂

  15. Adina says:

    So pretty indeed and for sure delicious! There was no egg hunting in my childhood either but my kids get to do that every year – twice: first thing in the morning in our garden and after the Easter lunch in grandma’s garden where they find about 10 times more than in our garden. 🙂 It is really such fun each year, well, at least when there is no rain.
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      How lucky that your kids get to hunt for Easter eggs not once, but twice! Fun!! No surprise that they get extra at their grandma’s….that’s what they do, right 😉 ? Thanks so much, Adina 🙂

  16. Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen says:

    We had some epic Easter egg hunts when I was growing up. So much fun! Those mini eggs are easily my favorite Easter candy (after pb cup eggs) and this made me realize I haven’t had ANY yet this year. Zero, Dawn. None. Clearly I need to remedy that immediately and I’ll have to get enough to make this adorable cake! Oomph, does it ever look good! Have a fantastic week :).

    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Oh, pb cup eggs are preeeeeeety awesome too! Too many choices….nay – never 😉 ! OMG – no Easter candy yet? Girl, you need to get on that ASAP! And maybe you should have more while you’re at it to make up for lost time 😉 Thanks Kelsie!

  17. Mary Ann | The Beach House Kitchen says:

    Absolutely decadent Dawn!! I definitely want some of this cake! It’s the perfect centerpiece for the Easter dessert table!! We always dyed eggs when we were kids and the Easter Bunny always left our baskets filled with goodies (and always a little egg of Silly Putty!) at our places at the kitchen table! Memories! Thanks for sharing this beauty. Have a great week!
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Thank you Mary Ann!! I would totally send ya some if we were neighbours! Silly Putty! Oh, boy, it’s been forever since I had that in my hands. How fun was that stuff?? Definitely memories 🙂 Have a great week too! xo

  18. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary says:

    We definitely did the whole 9 yards for Easter growing up… Easter egg hunts, dying eggs, making Easter baskets, Early church service, brunch.. shoot sometimes we even had a bunny shaped pinata! Lol. Kinda crazy looking back on it all. I KNOW you have a thing for egg shells! Now every time I see an egg I think of you! 😉 This bundt cake is so festive and fun, Dawn!!! I mean, you can never go wrong with chocolate, but FESTIVE chocolate cake?! HECK YES! Love the little eggs too!!! Cheers, dear! xo
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Holy moly! Sounds like you had quite the celebration!! I know – those shells get me every time. I shutter thinking about it 😀 I’ll console myself with cake…hehehe. Thanks so much, girlie! xoxo

  19. April Davila says:

    My mom always left baskets out for my sister and me, but she could never resist nibbling off the ears of the chocolate bunnies. EVERY YEAR we woke to baskets filled with treats and ear-less chocolate bunnies. I blame her for my sweet tooth. This cake looks lovely. Annie is right – it covers all the bases. Cheers!

  20. Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers says:

    I don’t remember having to hunt too much when I was little. We always just had a fun Easter basket sitting out for us when we got up. And it always included a skipping rope 🙂 Totally loving this cake. Chocolate and chocolate eggs = perfect!!

  21. David @ Spiced says:

    Hahaha…we are totally kindred spirits, Dawn, because I may or may not also stockpile Easter candy. And I’m out there at the store on Monday morning scooping up all of the clearance candy, too! Target got smart a couple of years ago and only takes like 20% off their candy for the first few days. So if you wait to get the 50-75% candy, then all the good stuff is gone! Anyways, I have a problem. But back to this cake. I love the idea of including crushed mini-eggs in it. How perfect is this one for Easter!? And butter + cream cheese in the cake? That’s definitely a cake I need to try…ASAP! Happy Monday, my friend…and thanks for the fun recipe! 🙂
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  22. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says:

    My parents always hid plaster Easter eggs and a giant basket for my brother and I…brings back lots of memories! We also loved coloring hard-boiled eggs, too. And every year I tell my husband I’m going to do that, and every year, I forget! 🙂 What a pretty bundt cake, Dawn! I’m loving that you those crushed chocolate eggs. I bet this would be the hit of the dessert table. I mean, who could resist chocolate?! 🙂 Pinned, of course. Sending you happy Monday thoughts!
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  23. Karen @ Seasonal Cravings says:

    We would always have to find out Easter baskets in the morning and they were well hidden so it could get a bit frustrating for a kid who needed chocolate! This cake is lovely and I’ll bet those crushed mini eggs taste so good in there!

  24. annie@ciaochowbambina says:

    Well this is beautiful! I love how pretty this cake is and how ideal it is for Easter Sunday! You’ve covered all the bases – sweet, chocolate-y, pretty and festive. When we visited our grandparents, way back in the day, we’d receive a chocolate or a white chocolate (hollow) bunny. All dressed in our Easter garb, gloves and shiny white shoes, to boot…the hollow bunny was always the final piece of the puzzle! Love your offering, Dawn! This recipe’s a winner! Have a great week, my friend! XOXO
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    • Girl Heart Food says:

      Thank you so much, Annie!! Gotta cover those bases, especially when it comes to dessert 😉 I would love to see one of those cute pics from your childhood all dressed up! Have a great week too, my friend! XOXO

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