Easter Treats with Annabel Karmel

Easter Treats with Annabel Karmel | The Baby Shows 2021
Get creative for your Easter garden party...
Does anyone else treat Easter a bit like Christmas? An excuse to eat as much as you want? We certainly do, and let’s face it we all deserve a treat at the moment! Now that small garden gatherings are allowed again, we’ve rounded up some delicious recipes for you and your little one from Annabel Karmel. These creative treats not only taste good but look super cute too – perfect for an Easter garden party spread.

1. Easter Egg Fritattas
Ingredients
  • 8 eggs
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 6 spring onions
  • 50g Cheddar cheese, grated
  • Chives
  • 8 Piccolo cherry tomatoes, chopped

Method
  • Beat the eggs and milk in a large bowl. Add the spring onions, Cheddar cheese and tomatoes. Mix well then pour into the tin.
  • Bake for 20 minutes until just set and lightly golden.
  • Leave to cool slightly, then stamp out 6 oval Easter egg shapes.
  • Arrange on a plate and decorate the eggs with chives.

2. Popcake Easter Eggs
Ingredients
  • 220g Madeira cake
  • 3 tbsp ready-made vanilla buttercream
  • Popcake sticks
  • Coloured straws
  • 250g white chocolate
  • Food gel for colouring
  • Little sweets for decoration
  • Hundreds and Thousands

Method
  • Crumble the Madeira cake into a bowl. Add the buttercream and mix using your hands until the mixture comes together. Shape into 8 eggs. Insert a pop stick into the middle and form the egg around it and set aside in the fridge to chill.
  • Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water until runny. Divide the melted chocolate between three bowls and colour one yellow, one blue and one pink. Alternatively use Candy melts to coat the eggs. Dip each egg into the chocolate and swirl around to coat the egg. Decorate with the sweets. They should stick onto the melted chocolate before it sets completely. You can also use hundreds and thousands sprinkled onto the eggs to create stripes. If the chocolate sets too quickly you can use a hairdryer to melt the chocolate!
  • Leave to set on a stand. Popcake stands are cheap to buy or a polystyrene box will also work.

3. Easter Bunny Cupcakes
Ingredients
  • 3 large eggs
  • 180g soft unsalted butter
  • 180g caster sugar
  • 150g self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 30g cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp orange extract
  • Pinch of salt

Icing
  • 200g soft unsalted butter
  • 400g icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese
  • A few drops of orange extract
  • Green food colouring
To decorate
  • Mini chocolate bunnies
  • Mini eggs 
  • 1 x Cadburys flake
  • Edible flowers (if you can get them!)
Method
  • Preheat the oven to 160C Fan. Line a 12 hole muffin tin with muffin cases.
  • Measure all of the cake ingredients into a bowl. Whisk until combined. Divide between the cases.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes until risen and firm in the middle. Cool on a wire rack.
  • Make the icing. Whisk the butter, orange extract, cream cheese, and green colouring together.
  • Put the icing into a piping bag. Pipe on top of the cakes.
  • Decorate with mini eggs, broken flakes, chocolate bunnies, and edible flowers.

4. Popcake Chicks 
Ingredients
Pop Cakes
  • 600g Madeira cake
  • 180g cream cheese
Decoration
  • 340g yellow candy melts
  • Black icing writing pen
  • White fondant icing
  • Candy melts for coating cake pops (200g)
Method
  • Make fine breadcrumbs out of the Madeira cake by rubbing the cake between your fingers into a mixing bowl.
  • Add the cream cheese and mix until you make a firm dough. Shape into 12 balls.
  • Put onto a baking sheet. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • Melt the yellow candy melts in a bowl over a pan of simmering water until runny.
  • Using a fork, dip the balls into the yellow chocolate, then place them on a baking sheet.
  • Insert the orange Tic Tacs to make the beaks, then chill in the fridge until set.
  • When set, draw on eyes using the black writing icing.
  • Arrange the chicks in an egg carton, then make eggshells by rolling out the white fondant icing and cutting out mini triangles to look like the jagged edges of broken shells.
  • Dab a little water on one side of the icing with a wrap these around the chicks.

Check out more Easter Recipes from Annabel Karmel here