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8

A coconut & poppy seed sponge cake with a chocolate Shredded Wheat nest topping!
I've been making my Nana's amazing chocolate nests every Easter for years and this year, I decided to mix it up a bit, using the nest mixture to top a cake.

The cake is a basic sponge with coconut and poppy seeds inside and is sandwiched with clotted cream and jam. It's then topped with Shredded Wheat and sesame seeds mixed with milk chocolate, sesame seeds and Mini Eggs.

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  • How to decorate a seasonal cake. Easter Nest Cake - Step 1
    Step 1

    Whisk together the eggs and the sugar until fluffy.

  • How to decorate a seasonal cake. Easter Nest Cake - Step 2
    Step 2

    Fold in the flour.

  • How to decorate a seasonal cake. Easter Nest Cake - Step 3
    Step 3

    Fold in the coconut and poppy seeds.

  • How to decorate a seasonal cake. Easter Nest Cake - Step 4
    Step 4

    Pour the batter into two greased cake tins.

  • How to decorate a seasonal cake. Easter Nest Cake - Step 5
    Step 5

    Bake in an oven at 180'C for 20 minutes until golden.

  • How to decorate a seasonal cake. Easter Nest Cake - Step 6
    Step 6

    Leave to cool before decorating.

  • How to decorate a seasonal cake. Easter Nest Cake - Step 7
    Step 7

    Spread one half of the cake with clotted cream.

  • How to decorate a seasonal cake. Easter Nest Cake - Step 8
    Step 8

    Top with your favourite jam. I used Trotter's Blackcurrant jam.

  • How to decorate a seasonal cake. Easter Nest Cake - Step 9
    Step 9

    Sandwich the second cake on top and press down.

  • How to decorate a seasonal cake. Easter Nest Cake - Step 10
    Step 10

    Crumble the Shredded Wheat bars into a bowl.

  • How to decorate a seasonal cake. Easter Nest Cake - Step 11
    Step 11

    Break the chocolate into a bowl and melt.

  • How to decorate a seasonal cake. Easter Nest Cake - Step 12
    Step 12

    Stir the honey into the chocolate.

  • How to decorate a seasonal cake. Easter Nest Cake - Step 13
    Step 13

    Mix the Shredded Wheat and sesame seeds into the chocolate.

  • How to decorate a seasonal cake. Easter Nest Cake - Step 14
    Step 14

    Make sure all the Shredded Wheat is coated in chocolate.

  • How to decorate a seasonal cake. Easter Nest Cake - Step 15
    Step 15

    Spread the Shredded Wheat mix on top of your cake.

  • How to decorate a seasonal cake. Easter Nest Cake - Step 16
    Step 16

    Top with Mini Eggs and Easter decorations and serve!

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