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Easter Eats: Easy Easter Nest Fairy Cakes Recipe

Laura Side Street Style

12 April 2017

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5 minutes

Easy fairy cake Easter nests

Whether your little ones are budding bake-off champions, or more interested in making a mess in the kitchen, these quick and easy Easter nest fairy cakes are the perfect crowd-pleaser!

Follow the easy instructions below, or scroll down to see the full video!


You will need:

For the cakes:

85g sugar

110g butter (melted)

2 eggs

110g self-raising flour

25g cocoa powder

2 tbsp milk

To decorate:


4x Flake bars

Mini Eggs


Decorative Easter chicks


Easy Easter nest cakes to make with kids

Easter nest cakes to make with kids

Step 1:

  • Combine your sugar, melted butter, self-raising flour, eggs and cocoa powder in a mixing bowl.

Easter baking with kids

Step 2:

  • Mix it all up to combine all the ingredients, making sure it's all nice and smooth

 Step 3:

  • Carefully spoon the mixture evenly into your cupcake cases - be careful of any drips! 

Easter baking with kids

Step 4:

  • Put your cupcakes in the oven at 180° - make sure you're using oven gloves, and always ask an adult for help!
  • Leave in for 8-10 minutes (or until they're cooked through - they should have risen and be nice and springy)
  • Whilst the cakes are in the oven, it's time to prepare your toppings!

 Step 5:

  • Ask an adult to remove the cakes from the oven - be careful, they'll be hot!
  • Leave to cool for approximately 10-15 minutes before decorating

Easter fairy nest cakes for kids

Step 6:

  • Top each cake with a dollop of Nutella
  • Break Flake bars into smaller pieces, and create a nest shape on top of the Nutella - make sure you leave a little hole to fill your nest!
  • Fill your nests with Mini Eggs or (toddler-friendly) Marshmallows
  • Add you Easter chicks

 Step 7:

  • Enjoy!

Easy Easter nest cakes with kids

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Laura Side Street Style

12 April 2017

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Laura runs a popular family lifestyle and travel blog Side Street Style where she showcases her passion for travel, style, ethical living and photography. Laura is one of our much loved Trusted Explorers, which means all content has been written exclusively for dayoutwiththekids.co.uk in exchange for a contribution to their family piggy bank. All posts are first hand, honest and based on real experiences.

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