With my children’s birthdays in February and March I get the chance to make big birthday cakes, and this year for my oldest daughter I made this Mini Egg Cake.
It is a bundt cake (made in a bundt pan, mine is from NordicWare) decorated very simply with mini eggs on top plus purple and yellow icing, and also has purple swirls marbled inside, so is really easy to finish off once the cake is baked. It would make a great Easter centrepiece as well as being ideal for birthdays around Easter time!
Mini Egg cake decoration
These are actually micro eggs I have used on this cake rather than Mini Eggs as that was what I had to hand – Tesco does micro mini eggs which are just the same but smaller than the standard mini eggs.
Picking up the colours of the eggs in some vibrant water icing makes this a pastel-lovers dream!
As you can see, I’ve made this cake using a NordicWare elegant heart bundt tin, they make a beautiful shaped cake with lovely detail. See below to order yourself one from Amazon.
What is a bundt cake
If you haven’t come across the term before you might be asking yourself, what on earth is a bundt cake.
A bundt cake is a cake baked in a Bundt pan, these are the type of pan with a hole in the centre typically. They are available in many different decorative shapes but the basic shape is a circle with a hole in the middle.
The cake itself can be all kinds of flavours and you can use all kinds of different recipe. The name just refers to the shape of the baking tin.
Tips for making bundt cakes
While it may seem daunting to make such a large cake, it is really quite simple as you only need to use one tin, there is no splitting the mixture between tins needed, and the tin itself shapes the cake so you don’t need to worry about levelling the cake or anything like that.
I’ve made cakes using this type of tin before and as long as you make sure you have the right quantities to use so that the tin is full enough and doesn’t overflow, you will be fine.
To do this, make sure the recipe you are using for your cake is for the same size tin, otherwise you might need to increase the quantities.
Make a moist bundt cake using yoghurt
I’ve baked in this tin before and in the past have found the cake dry due to the shape of the tin which has some very thin areas, so this time I’ve used my favourite 0% fat Greek yoghurt in the recipe (I loosely followed quantities from and adapted this bundt cake recipe) to keep it moist.
You could use any type of Greek yoghurt, it doesn’t need to be 0% fat, that was just what I had in the fridge. Yoghurt makes cakes lovely and moist, you’ll find several in my archives.
As for what equipment you need to make this recipe, well a good Nordicware (or other brand) bundt tin is a must, and then a good stand mixer is also useful when making a larger amount of cake batter than normal.
You can check the recipe card below for the bundt tin and mixer I use.
So if you need an Easter recipe that everyone will love and will look great in the middle of your table, you should try my Mini Egg Bundt Cake.
More Easter recipes to try
If you are looking for more sweet Easter recipe ideas, you might also like:
- Creme Egg chocolate ganache tart
- slow cooker Easter egg fudge
- Mini Egg blondies
- slow cooker Creme Egg shortbread
- slow cooker Mini Egg brownies
- Mini Egg cookie bars
Make sure you pin my Mini Egg Bundt Cake to make this Easter –>
Mini Egg Cake
For the icing:
- 100 g icing sugar approx
- purple and yellow gel food colours
- Grease and flour the cake tin to prevent sticking. Preheat the oven to 170℃ / 340℉.
- In the stand mixer, beat the softened butter until fluffy.225 g butter
- Add the sugar bit by bit and continue to beat until soft.350 g caster sugar (superfine sugar)
- Add the eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each one.4 free-range eggs
- Add the vanilla bean paste and mix well.1 tsp vanilla bean paste
- Measure the dry ingredients (flour, bicarb, pinch of salt) in another bowl. Add half into the mixer bowl. Then add half the yoghurt.350 g plain flour (all-purpose flour), 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda, pinch of salt, 250 ml 0% fat Greek yoghurt
- Repeat and add the remaining flour mixture and yoghurt. Mix gently to ensure it is well blended.
- Take about a third of the cake batter and place in another bowl, then add a small amount of purple gel colour, to your desired shade, and mix well.purple gel food colour
- Spoon the plain and purple cake batter alternately into the tin until all used up. Take a knife or skewer and marble the colours together.
- Bake for 60 minutes or until golden and a skewer comes out clean.
- Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes them remove from the bundt tin and leave to cool fully.
- In a couple of small bowls make the icing: mix approx 1 tsp of water with enough icing sugar to make a paste. Make sure it is not too runny. Colour as desired using the gel food colours. Drizzle over the cooled cake then decorate with Mini Eggs.100 g icing sugar, water, purple and yellow gel food colours