Monday, 18 March 2013

homemade Cadbury Creme easter eggs





What do these Easter eggs remind you of?



Cadbury Creme Eggs?



Yes, I think so.

Seriously, how real do they look?! They look real enough to fool anyone that they're real protein-rich eggs, I think.



While this recipe doesn't taste eggsactly like the real thing (ha!), it does come pretty close. They've got a cream cheese and cream filling with a lemon curd yolk. The sweet shell, sweet filling, and tart yolk all make a great combo.




Cheesecake-Filled Chocolate Easter Eggs
(fills 10 easter eggs)

10 hollow easter eggs
150g cream cheese, softened
¼ cup icing sugar
1/2 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
125ml thickened cream

For the yolk:
1 tbsp lemon butter
1 tbsp orange juice
15g butter

Using a small serrated knife, carefully remove the tops of the chocolate eggs.  Place the eggs in the fridge to keep them chilled while you prepare the cheesecake filling. Place the cream cheese, icing sugar, lemon juice and vanilla in a large mixing bowl and beat on high until the mixture is smooth and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes. Set aside and carefully whip the thickened cream in a separate mixing bowl to stiff peaks. Using a whisk, gently combine the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture until it is smooth. Carefully pipe the mixture into the prepared chocolate shells. Chill eggs for at least 30 minutes to allow it to set.
To make yolk: combine all ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave until melted, about 1 minute. Stir well to combine and refrigerate to thicken.
Using a small spoon, carefully scoop out a hole in the centre of each cheesecake. Fill hole with some of the chilled passionfruit sauce and return the eggs to the fridge to chill again for at least 30 mins. Remove eggs from the fridge about 10 minutes before serving.




Recipe adapted from here.

20 comments :

  1. These look so good. I pinned them.

    I'm visiting from a Pinch of Joy.

    I'm dairy free now, but if I wasn't, I'd make these!

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  2. Oh my goodness - Grace!!! They look amazing!!! Must try! xx

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  3. These look really good! I love Cadbury creme eggs! These wold be so fun to make with my children:) Thanks for sharing!

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  4. These look amazing!!! I love Cadbury Creme eggs, and these just look fantastic!

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  5. These look delicious!! I would love for you to come and share them on our first ever Linky Party!

    http://www.huckleberrylove.com/2013/03/much-ado-about-monday-link-party-no-1.html

    Hugs and Smiles,
    Jamie

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  6. Um, I think you are amazing! These turned out perfect and look SO good! Thanks for linking up at Sweet & Savoury Sundays! :)

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  7. I LOVE Cadbury eggs!!They're seriously the only Easter candy I eat anymore. I've pinned this for later!


    I would love it if you would link up at Martha Mondays, open every Monday morning through Wednesday night!

    www.watchoutmartha.net

    ~Amanda

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  8. These are amazing...they look like the real thing!
    I am featuring you at Think Tank Thursday. Thanks for linking them up!
    http://www.saving4six.com/2013/03/welcome-to-think-tank-thursday-23.html

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  9. Oh, these look amazing! Thanks for sharing & linking up @ DearCreatives.com Inspiration Spotlight. You are being featured tomorrow. Please drop by & grab your featured button. Or email me & I can send you the code! Have a great day & hope to see you at this weeks party to link up again.

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  10. Beautiful. I've been wanting to make these also but can't find the hollow chocolate eggs anywhere. You did a great job on these. Linda

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  11. I'm drooooling! I actually think the idea of a lemon curd center sounds delicious. I think I'm a lemon-curd-aholic, if there is such a thing!!

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  12. Very cool! I have been trying to cut back on sweets, but would make an exception for one of these. Thanks for sharing at the Anything Goes linky at Bacon Time. Hope to see you again tomorrow.

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  13. So yummy! Thank you so much for linking up with us... Featuring you this Friday!

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  14. How do you make lemon butter?

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    1. Hi Toodles - I usually buy my lemon curd (butter). It's with the jams/marmalades/spreads in the supermarkets. Otherwise you can make it - http://www.taste.com.au/recipes/17755/lemon+curd. Hope this helps!

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  15. Are these hollow eggs healthy? If so, where do you find them?

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    1. The hollow eggs are made out of chocolate... so they're healthy for your tastebuds ;) I purchased mine from my local supermarket. Hope this helps!

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  16. Cadbury Creme eggs are my favorite candy of ANY holiday! I've managed to avoid them so far this year. Quick question. What is "thickened cream"?

    For those who can't find hollow chocolate eggs, I'm going to try coating the inside of each 1/2 of a plastic egg with chocolate and creating it that way. May take a bit of experimenting, hoping it will work!

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    1. Thickened cream is whipped cream in its unwhipped state. It's similar to Cool Whip. I love your idea of making the hollow eggs yourself - let me know how you go!

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