I was at the grocery store and noticed they had bags of mini Cadbury Creme Eggs.. which are my absolute fave treat around Easter.. and I was brainstorming on what I could do with these for a special Easter dessert.. and it came to me!! How good would smashed up Cadbury Creme Eggs be in icing??
Well I found out... they're good.. TOO good!
2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter softened
1 1/4 cups buttermilk
3 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp vanilla
1 tbsp almond extract
3/4 cup rainbow sprinkles
2 (8 oz.) packages light cream cheese (at room temperature)
3 cups icing sugar
1 tbsp vanilla
15 to 20 mini Cadbury Creme Eggs (cut up into pieces - they're harder to "smash" than you'd imagine!)
3 mini Cadbury Creme Eggs for garnish
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Grease 2 round cake pans and lightly flour with icing sugar (I prefer to use this instead of flour).
Combine all of the ingredients into a bowl and beat on high speed for 3 minutes. When it's mixed completely fold in the sprinkles, being careful not to mix too much to prevent the color of the sprinkles from running.
Pour the batter evenly between the two pans and bake in the oven for about 30 - 35 minutes (test to make sure a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean).
Let cakes cool before removing them from the pans.
While the cakes are cooling make your icing by combining the cream cheese and icing sugar in a large bowl and beating on medium speed for a few minutes until all the lumps are gone. Add the vanilla and mix in well.
Set aside about a cup of the icing (this is for the sides of the cake).
Add in your smashed up Cadbury Creme Eggs into the remaining icing and ensure they are well mixed.
Turn the bottom layer of the cake upside down to prepare to lay the "middle" icing layer. Slather a layer of your icing with the Creme Eggs onto the middle layer of the cake. Top that with the other cake layer (right side up) and add the rest of the Creme Egg icing onto the top of the cake. Using the other icing you had set aside, ice the sides of the cake until covered completely.
Top the cake with a few whole Cadbury Creme Eggs and you're ready to serve!