This is my version of chocolate scotch eggs, and with plenty of creme eggs around this time of year it’s the perfect excuse to make them. They didn’t turn out quite as pretty as I would have liked them too, but they were yummy! They were also quite messy to make! However if you want to give them a go here’s how I did it.
Chocolate Scotch Eggs
Ingredients: (makes 4)
- Sponge cake (I used the same recipe I use for my basic cupcake recipe, but halved the quantity and baked it like a sponge cake)
- 4 Cadbury’s Creme Eggs (It would work with other small chocolate eggs too)
- 50g full fat cream cheese
- 100g Icing sugar
- 200g melted chocolate
- Chocolate strands or chocolate chips to decorate
- Make and bake your sponge cake, and allow it too cool completely. Any sponge will do, but I use the same recipe as I do for my cupcakes, but I just halve the mixture (click here for the recipe).
- Break the sponge up into pieces and put into a food processor and pulse until cake crumbs. Put the cake crumbs in a bowl to one side.
- Mix the cream cheese and icing sugar in the food processor to make a cream cheese frosting, and add this to the bowl of cake crumbs.
- Mix first with a wooden spoon and then with your hands until it forms a ball.
- Use a 1/4 of the mixture and mold around a creme egg. Repeat until all 4 are down.
- Melt 200g of chocolate. You actually probably need half that amount, but covering the eggs with the melted chocolate is difficult enough without having to scrape the bottom of the bowl!
- Now the tricky part, covering the eggs in chocolate. I found the best way was to firstly make sure the chocolate wasn’t too hot, and then place the cake covered egg into the bowl of melted chocolate and turn to cover with 2 wooden spoons.
- Once covered in chocolate place on a tray lined with greaseproof paper and add decorations as you wish. I thought the chocolate sprinkles were the most effective but I only had enough for 1 egg. Chocolate chips also worked well and were a little less messy to use.
- Refrigerate until set and enjoy your chocolate scotch eggs!
They didn’t turn out as pretty as I would have liked, but creme egg covered in cake and covered in chocolate, what’s not to like!
NB. I am a home cook, and have had no formal training in preparing food. So these are just recipes that I use at home for the family. Whilst I have taken time to try and be as accurate as possible, some of the quantities are approximate. I am always keen to learn, so if you think the recipe can be improved upon please take the time to comment below. I also love seeing your versions.