I must admit I had never heard of a creme egg scotch egg recipe until my colleague requested I make them.
She knew I loved baking and had seen them online, so asked if I would make them for her.
How could I say no?
But as it happens, they turned out really well!
Everyone in the office raved about them, and my husband saying the bittersweet taste of the dark chocolate cake surrounding it actually made the creme egg taste nicer than on its own.
This recipe involves a lot of blending and making crumbs. Thankfully being a Panasonic ambassador, I had recently been sent a Panasonic MK-F800 food processor to try which made the whole thing so much easier.
I strategically blended the ingredients in a set order so I could reuse the jug and it worked really well. (Tip: brioche breadcrumbs first, then oreos, then cake mix).
I adapted my chocolate orange cupcake recipe as I knew this gave a nice light crumb and was light on the sugar.
I wanted the cake to be like a salted dark chocolate flavour to compliment the sickly sweet fondant centre of the creme egg.
It’s essentially a cake pop, where you mix sponge with buttercream to make it soft and mould it into shapes.
As part of being a Panasonic ambassador for the past 9 months I have been testing out their food processor, blender, steam microwave and juicer, and in return I will be ordering the food processor to keep.
It will be a useful addition to my kitchen for sure**
It is really easy to clean, nice and compact and can do so many things.
It can blend frozen ingredients, finely dice vegetables, mince meat, mill seeds and even make smoothies with the blender attachment too.
I can see myself using it a lot!
Now I couldn’t really be bothered with the fuss of making buttercream and didn’t want to buy shop bought, so I decided to use Nutella to bind the cake mix instead.
The thing is, my first attempt used a whole tub!!
So I adapted it and reduced the amounts for you, so this uses less Nutella and a little butter too.
I wanted an authentic breaded scotch egg look so decided to stick with a breadcrumb, using brioche bread crumbs instead for their sweetness.
I also combined the breadcrumbs with some Oreos too, to give it a more robust texture.
All combined this made for one of the best things my colleagues had ever eaten, apparently… I refrained from eating them though as I am on a mission to cut down on my sugar intake!
If you want a fun bake that will get people talking, and impress creme egg fans though, look no further.
This went down better than almost any other bake I have ever made.
Like the look of these Cadbury Creme Egg scotch eggs? Why not pin the recipe for later:
** I will also be compensated for my time, but all views are my own and I am under no obligation to write a favourable review.
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I'm Lisa and this is the Lovely Appetite blog. I’m always experimenting with recipes, hunting through cookbooks for inspiration or trying out new places to eat. Please browse the site and enjoy reading about my findings.