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Mini Easter Fudge Cakes

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Mini Easter Fudge Cakes

These pretty little nests of fudge are easy to whip up in the microwave and make the perfect vessel for just about any sweet Easter treat you can imagine. Makes 24 mini cakes or 12 larger cakes. Baked in our NN-CS89L 4-in-1 Convection Microwave Oven.


  • 100 g butter
  • 100 g soft brown sugar
  • 100 g plain chocolate
  • 50 ml hot water
  • 1 medium egg
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 125 g self-raising flour


  • 100 g plain chocolate
  • 50 ml double cream room temperature, not fridge-cold
  • 25 g icing sugar


  • Pre-heat the oven on CONVECTION 160 C.
  • Place mini cake cases into cake tins.
  • Melt the butter, sugar, chocolate and the 50ml of hot water in the microwave on high microwave for 2 minutes.
  • Set aside to cool.
  • Stir the egg and vanilla extract in to the cooled chocolate mixture.
  • Once combined stir the chocolate mixture in to the flour until smooth.
  • Spoon the blended ingredients in to the cases and cook on convection 160 C for 18 for mini cakes or 20 minutes for larger cakes.
  • For the icing melt the chocolate on high microwave for 1-2 minutes.
  • Stir in the double cream at room temperature, followed by the icing sugar.
  • Once the mix is spreadable, top each cake and decorate with your choice of sprinkles and sweets or mini Easter eggs.