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Pocky Easter Egg Nest Cake

Swah
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Servings 12

Ingredients
  

Fresh Strawberry Cake

  • 115 g/1 stick butter
  • 300 g/1 1/3 cups caster sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 285 g/2 1/4 cups cake flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 cup pureed strawberries fresh or frozen

Fresh Strawberry Cream Cheese Icing

  • 600 g/4-5 cups sifted icing sugar
  • 60 g/1/4 cup butter at room temperature
  • 250 g/8oz cream cheese at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup pureed strawberries fresh or frozen

To Decorate

  • 5-6 packets of chocolate Pocky
  • Coconut flakes
  • 1 packet mini speckled Easter Eggs

Instructions
 

Fresh Strawberry Cake

  • Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line the bases of 2 x 20 cm cake tins with bake paper and grease the sides with butter.
  • Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  • Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat well.
  • In a separate bowl, sift together the cake flour, salt and baking powder.
  • Add the flour mixture to creamed mixture, alternating with the pureed strawberries.
  • Divide the batter between the 2 cake tins and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean.
  • Allow the cakes to cool slightly in their tins before turning out onto a tray to cool completely.

Fresh Strawberry Cream Cheese Icing

  • Cream the butter and icing sugar together until well mixed.
  • Add the cream cheese in cubes slowly until incorporated.
  • Add in the pureed strawberries and continue mixing for 5 minutes until the icing is light and fluffy.
  • Using an offset spatula, spread ⅓ of the icing on top of the first cake layer.
  • Place the second cake on top (upside down) and dollop the remaining ⅔ of the icing on top of the cake. Using the offset spatula, begin to smooth the icing out across the top and over the sides of the cake.

To Decorate

  • Once the cake has been filled and iced around the top and sides, gently press the Pocky chocolate-side down onto the sides of the cake until completely covered.
  • Scatter a generous handful of coconut flakes onto the top of the cake, allowing a shallow dip in the middle to let the eggs sit.
  • Place speckled Easter eggs in the middle of the coconut nest on top of the cake.