Easter is almost here. Can you believe it is almost a year since we had to plan our lockdown Easter egg hunts!
While I will admit that I do love a holiday that is celebrated with chocolate, I do also have to say that I do love Easter baking. Bunnies and eggs are such cute little items to decorate with, they make creating little Easter treats so much fun.
This year Cabury’s have come out with the cutest top deck bunnies slab of chocolate. A top deck is one of those chocolates that everyone loves (even those who don’t believe in white chocolate). These little bunnies just make for the cutest decorations for cupcakes, cakes, place settings – there are so many things you can do with them.
Jack and Emma are really into baking on their own now and cupcakes are such easy little treats to bake. We had lots of fun using our Easter chocolates from Cadbury’s to decorate our cupcakes.
Easter Cup Cakes
- 125 g margarine
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 5 ml vanilla essence
- 1 cup self-raising flour
- 30 ml milk
- 75 g butter
- 2 cups icing sugar
- 30 ml milk
- Food Coloring
- 1 Cadbury Easter Slab
- 1 bag Cadbury Easter Eggs (small)
- Beat the butter and cream together until creamy.
- Add the eggs one at a time, beating after each addition.
- Add the vanilla essence.
- Add the dry ingredients and milk to the butter mix and beat until well combined.
- Spoon into paper cups and bake at 180°C for 15 minutes.
- Leave to cool completely before icing.
- Cream the butter and icing sugar together.
- Add food coloring and the milk slowly until the icing is smooth and creamy.
- Decorate each cupcake with the eggs and slab.
Cabdury Cocoa Life
If you have a look on Cadbury slab packaging you will notice the Cocoa Life logo, which represents the Mondelez 100% sustainably sourced cocoa programme.
Cocoa Life is Cadbury Dairy Milk’s commitment to keep building and empowering resilient, thriving cocoa farming communalities to produce its 100% sustainably sourced cocoa beans. Every time you purchase your favourite Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate, you are generously giving back – this is the brand’s promise to you.
The Cocoa Life sustainability programme has been integral to the brand over the past eight years. The programme supports building a thriving cocoa supply chain by increasing cocoa productivity and empowering local cocoa farming communities to improve their resilience. This rings true to how the Cadbury brothers supported communities in the early 1900’s – working on the ground to help men and women grow quality cocoa.
The programme focuses on turning cocoa into a business of choice for the 175,000 cocoa farmers, creating inclusive and empowered communities that concentrate on sustainable farming practices, upskilling women, youth development through ongoing education and reading opportunities as well as teaching these communities how to conserve, protect and restore the surrounding forests and lands.
To date Cocoa Life has assisted in planting 1.2 million trees in cocoa regions across the world. By 2025, Mondelez has committed to having all its chocolate brands, across the globe, source their cocoa through the programme.
We are huge Cadbury fans! My kids would rather not have chocolate than have another brand and while they may not be a completely waste-free brand, they are making steps towards becoming more sustainable.