Creme Egg Lava Cakes

Super soft chocolate mini bundt cakes topped with hollow chocolate eggs with homemade creme filling. The creme filling flows over the cake so it serves as frosting, too. 

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Since I started my blog, I’ve always wanted to make something for Easter. I don’t celebrate it, but I love how adorable and colorful things are most especially those tie-dyed eggs, creme eggs, mini chocolate eggs, bunnies… The first thing that made me curious was creme egg. I thought, “what? egg and chocolate? how come?” I never Googled about it – how it’s made or what it’s made of.. until recently.

Unfortunately, the store I went to ran out of creme eggs. Well, except for a box with 1 large egg + 1 creme egg. I needed more. I got Cadbury eggs, but without the ‘creme’. So I had to do something. I made the creme egg filling, but again, I overdid it. I think I put too much milk, that it looked like a frosting. So I thought I’d name these cakes ‘Creme Egg Lava Cakes’. Another disaster that turned into a sweet and delicious ending that everybody will love, most especially kids.

Easter Eggs

The creme filling is made up of light corn syrup, powdered sugar, butter and salt. Part of it is separated for the ‘yolk’. I broke the hollow chocolate eggs in half and filled the insides with white then yellow. I placed the broken halves on top of the cakes so the filling flows over the cake. Well, not all sides, but I drizzled some frosting on the cakes as well. The chocolate cake is so soft that I could fit the entire thing in my mouth. 😀 Also, the cake is not too sweet so the creme egg topping goes very well with it.

Creme Egg Lava Cakes

I am bringing these cakes at Fiesta Friday #167 and I hope Angie and the rest of the gang will love these. Happy Fiesta Friday!

Creme Egg Lava Cakes

  • Servings: 10-12
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

Creme Egg Lava Cakes

For the cake:

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup whole milk, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 113g butter, unsalted, softened, room temperature
  • 3/4 cups white sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

For the glaze and creme egg: 

If you have creme filled chocolate eggs, then no need to trouble yourself by making the eggs. You can use the frosting and just top them with the store-bought creme eggs.

  • 10-12 non-creme filled / hollow chocolate eggs, regular or medium size
  • 2 tbsp butter, sofetened
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp milk (more, if needed)
  • Yellow food coloring

Instructions:

For the cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 325 F. Grease a 12-hole mini bundt pan.
  2. In a bowl, mix flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.
  3. Mix milk and sour cream in a small bowl.
  4. In another bowl, add butter and sugar. Beta until light and fluffy (about 3 minutes). Add in eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Then add vanilla.
  5. Reduce the mixer to low, add flour and mix mixture alternately, ending with flour.
  6. Transfer the batter into the greased bundlette pans.
  7. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  8. Remove from the pan and cool completely before inverting and frosting.

For the glaze and creme egg:

  1. In a bowl, add softened butter, light corn syrup, vanilla extract and salt. Beat until well combined.
  2. Add powdered sugar. Mix until combined.
  3. Add 1/2 tbsp milk and mix again. Add more if needed, making sure not to make it too runny.
  4. Take about 1/4 of the mixture and add yellow food coloring.
  5. Break the hollow chocolate eggs into half (like you are breaking them to make scrambled eggs, haha). Fill both first with white then yellow. Do with 10-12 egg hollow chocolate eggs and set aside.

To make the creme egg lava cakes: 

  1. Invert the cooled mini bundt cakes into a plate.
  2. Drizzle with white and yellow frosting.
  3. Add creme egg and tilt a little so the creme filling with flow.

Note:

If you have creme-filled chocolate eggs, then skip instruction #5 for the glaze instruction. You can just frost and top with your store-bought creme eggs.

I hope you like these little cakes. Have a wonderful day!!

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34 thoughts on “Creme Egg Lava Cakes

    1. This is my first time to have creme eggs as we don’t celebrate Easter and no one gets them for me… but I thought I don’t need to be celebrating Easter to buy these Easter treats… 😀 Thanks, Laura.

    1. I haven’t slept well thinking on how do I ‘create’ creme eggs from hollow chocolate eggs.😂 I am happy the these turned out really nice and delicious! Thanks, Eb!

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