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Easter Tiffin Cake

Since today is Easter Sunday I thought I’d simply wish you all a happy Easter and allow you all to look upon the wonderful creation that is my Easter cake. There really isn’t much to say regarding this creation, it’s made of copious amounts of chocolate and that’s all the information one needs. However, see if you can spot the little not-quite-so-secular Easter themed nod hidden within. Have a lovely day and don’t binge too much.

For another wonderful recipe inspired by Easter, check out my recipe for Hot Cross Bread and Butter Pudding

Easter Tiffin Cake

Makes one 18” cake


• 200g digestive biscuits, finely crushed

• 230g dark chocolate, melted

• 100g butter, melted

• 150g raisins

• 4 tbsp golden syrup

• 2 tbsp dark cocoa powder

• 2 handfuls of cornflakes, roughly crushed

• 12 mini eggs


1. Grease an appropriately sized cake tin. In a pan melt together the butter, 30g of the chocolate and 3 tbsp of golden syrup. Mix this with the biscuit, cornflakes, cocoa powder and raisins. Push this firmly and evenly into the bottom of the cake tin. Melt the remaining chocolate and pour it over the top. Press the eggs into the molten chocolate using the design depicted in the photos. Chill for at least an hour before eating.

Cost: This really and truly is a frugal Easter treat, you may forget overpriced chocolate moulded into inexplicably large eggs. This cake shall set one back a mere £1.60, the price of a single, extortionate, Easter egg.

97 replies on “Easter Tiffin Cake”

Wow chocolaty! I was just thinking about digestive biscuits and chocolate cake yesterday- great combination and happy Easter!

Deliciously easy and simply perfect! Happy Easter!

On a side note, can I just say how much I admire your gorgeous wooden table? It makes me imagine that your photos are being taken in a huge old-world dining hall, although I know that’s probably not the case. 🙂

I can taste the crunchy chocolatey goodness! My hubby would be drooling over this, the mini eggs being the icing on the cake, so to speak 😉 Hmm, I’m missing the religious bit … unless both God and chocolate are good for you?!? 😀

Gorgeous.. I’ve not heard of a Tiffin Cake before and was smitten just by its name.. then I saw the chocolate.. and the eggs..
ps is it the Twelve Days of Easter?

this is the first time I’ve heard of a tiffin cake, what amkes it a tiffin cake exactly? I think indian food when i see tiffin. cake looks gorgeous, yum!

This looks deliciously dense and sweet! And I love the fact that it’s a no-bake treat. Plus, it gives me something to do with the half-eaten monster bag of mini eggs that I will continue to consume at an unhealthy rate if given nothing else to do with them! Hope you had a fabulous Easter!

happy Easter! hope it was a great day; I love the simple egg garnish on it – it looks perfectly festive but not overwhelming. Delicious looking cake! I wonder if there’s anywhere to buy digestive biscuits in Alaska….

Eek! I have missed so much over here. I was away, visiting my sister. Time to catch up!
Move over everyone, this is MY cake! Digestives??? It’s as if you made it just for me. I know you didn’t so don’t tell me that you didn’t. Let’s just pretend because digestives are my favorite things in the whole wide world. Hoppy belated Easter, Nick 🙂 <–see what I did there? Catchy, ain't it?

Been making tiffin a few years now (omitting fruit like raisins and oranges – can’t stand them with chocolate) and I love the idea of corn flakes! Will be trying this addition out soon ^_^

hi frugalfeeding
im just wondering if im doing something wrong, when i receive your post, i click the link, i come directly to your blog, but there isn’t any photos, would you happen to know why? thanx!

I’ve just discovered this post, for the first time, and it’s rather timely. 🙂
Be lovely if I could see any of the photos that I suspect should be visible.
I’ll be making a vegan version of this in the very nearly future.
Many thanks. 🙂

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