Me and my youngest son decided to get creative and messy during the Easter Half Term School Holidays. Armed with simple ingredients like Shredded Wheat, chocolate and a few other magic things from the kitchen cupboard. We got to work on creating an Easter Egg Nest in an attempt to make an Easter Cake Recipe that would be good enough for the whole family to enjoy.
We had a few pointers from the chief chef at Centre Parks, Lynn Dixon. Lynn showed us how to mix some cereal, such as bran or broken up wheat and add a little chocolate to form the mixture into an Easter Egg Nest.
This is such an Easy Recipe you hardly need any knowledge about cooking to conjure up these wonderful Nest Cakes.
Before we begin. I can assure you lots of love, determination and thought was put into making this Easter Egg Nest by Jake. I am very proud of the effort and skill he showed whilst making the Nest. In fact, he also helped with the washing up too! and that is a first.
The Ingredients for your Easter Cake Recipe.
- 1 Full box of Shredded Wheat
- 2 Large bars of Milk Chocolate
- 1 bar of White chocolate
- 1 bag of Mini-Eggs
- Golden Syrup
All Ingredients can be purchased at your local Supermarket.
How to Make the Easter Cake shaped like a Nest!
- We placed our shredded Wheat into a large mixing bowl, With a rolling-pin, we had fun breaking up the cereal into tiny pieces.
- The next stage, we broke the milk chocolate in pieces and popped them into a glass dish ready to be melted over a pan of boiling Water (This was my starring role.)
- Now it was time to get messy, we added the chocolate and shredded wheat together.
- With clean hands, we scooped handfuls of the mixture onto a flat surface, then we began to mould and shape the mixture into a circular nest shape, then just like building a wall we worked up and up layering until we had a perfect nest shape. To add a little bit of a different taste, and because Jake loves White Chocolate, we melted a bar of White Chocolate and spread on the bottom of our newly made nest.
- Always save the best part for last – decoration, We placed mini-eggs inside the nest to decorate the nest, as well as pinching the odd few for ourselves.We finished the decoration with a pastel lilac decorated egg in the middle, we placed it carefully on Easter straw and gave it pride of place on the table.
A lovely fun way to spend our first day of the school holidays. If you like this recipe or would love to share your own ideas, please comment below. I would love to hear your feedback!
And here is the finished Easter Cake our wonderful tasting Easter Egg Nest. I think Mr Willy Wonka would be envious that he did not invent this recipe himself ha!