I’d like to say that the kids decorated these, but unfortunately it is all my own work. I admit that my piping skills need a little bit of improvement. To be honest, I think these would be nicer without the little Easter eggs, but it is Easter Monday after all.


For the cakes

  • 100g butter
  • 100g sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 2 tsp coffee mixed with 1 tbsp hot water

For the icing

  • 80g butter
  • 160g icing sugar
  • 2 tsp coffee mixed with 1 tbsp hot water

The cakes

Set the oven to 180C.

Beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time, beating continuously. Add the coffee mixture.

Sieve the flour and fold into the other ingredients.

Spoon the mixture into cake cases.

Bake at 180C for 20 minutes or so.

The icing

When the cakes have cooled, beat the ingredients together until fluffy. Pipe the icing over the top. At other times of year a walnut half would probably be a more appropriate decoration. But use your imagination, it’s no big deal.