Chocolate Easter Nests


These chocolate Easter nests are made with lots of chocolate and they're a perfect pastry with a coffee or on its own as a dessert.

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Chocolate Easter nests
Veronique van Ohmydish

Made by Véronique

Published at 2020-03-12, this recipe is for 12 people and takes 45 minutes.

Founder of Ohmydish (established 2014). Would happily spend her entire day in the kitchen. Previously worked in the hospitality industry as an independent chef and is ready and willing to help you gain confidence in the kitchen. With her easy-to-follow recipes, helpful tips, and cooking knowledge, you will be making the very tastiest dishes yourself in no time! Véronique's recipes are intended for everyone, from beginners to advanced home cooks.

Updated at: 09-02-2021

45 minutes 12 people Desserts
Chocolate Easter nests


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Ingredients ganache

  • 75 gram dark chocolate
  • 75 gram dairy butter
  • 75 gram heavy cream

Ingredients cake

  • 200 gram dark chocolate
  • 125 gram dairy butter
  • 100 gram sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 80 gram all-purpose flour
  • Easter eggs of your choice
Chocolate Easter nests ingredients
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Kitchen equipment

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  • 2 small saucepans
  • whisk
  • optional: standmixer or use a whisk
  • silicone spatula
  • oven
  • 2 piping bags without nozzle
  • silicone kitchen brush
  • 12 mini cake pans

Chocolate Easter Nests

45 minutes 12 people Desserts

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Preparation -- 15 minutes

Start with a ganache, this is very easy by combining dark chocolate with dairy butter and heavy cream in a small saucepan. Slowly heat the mixture and stir with a whisk until it's smooth.

Let it cool off completely. Meanwhile add 200 gram dark chocolate and 125 gram dairy butter to a second small saucepan and slowly melt them. Stir the eggs and sugar with a whisk or standmixer in a bowl.

They don't need to be very light and fluffy, just combined very well. Add the chocolate and butter mixture and then gradually add 80 grams of flour.

Pre-heat the oven to 160 degrees celsius and coat the cake pans with butter.  

Chocolate Easter nests
Chocolate Easter nests

Finishing the chocolate Easter nests -- 30 minutes

Add the batter to a piping bag, you can also use a spoon but that would be less easy, and fill the cake pans about halfway with the batter. Bake the cakes for about 10 to 15 minutes, the exact time depends on the oven and the size of the cakes.

Make sure to not overcook them, otherwise they will become dry. Let them cool off completely. Add the ganache to a piping-bag without nozzle and create a 'nest' on the cakes.

Add a few chocolate easter eggs and serve immediately, enjoy!

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