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An easy Creme Egg loaf cake with a chocolate sponge, Creme Egg themed buttercream, and Creme Eggs! Easter heaven!

Loaf cakes

So it’s been a while since I did a loaf cake… If you include my chocolate chip banana bread, it was two months ago, which for me is quite mad.

I went through a phase of basically only posting loaf cakes, so I thought I’d come back with a bang. 

I have basically been obsessing over loaf cakes still at home, experimenting with different ideas, but I thought I should wait just a smidge longer! Six loaf cakes in three months was a little crazy.

My sticky toffee loaf cake was an insane success, and I have a feeling that you lovely lot will be as obsessed with this one. I am, and I realise I am basically meant to say that about all my recipes, but honestly… yum. 


Before someone says anything… the only actual Creme Eggs in this one are on the top. I didn’t want to start messing about and putting them in the sponge (as I tend to go a little OTT on my chocolates). 

I went for a delicious chocolate sponge, kinda like in my Terry’s chocolate orange loaf cake, because it’s easy and simple and everyone can do it! However, it does help if you use the correct type of cake tin

Tin and piping tips

When making a loaf cake, it really can vary just based on the tin. I use this cake tin in all of my loaf cake recipes lately, and I am still using it now! Honestly, it’s the perfect size, and it’s such good quality. 

For the decoration of this beautiful bake, I used my absolute and utter favourite 2D closed star piping tip. I can’t help but use it over and over. However, this time, I swirled it slightly differently. 


I used three ‘flavours’ of buttercream, to show off the idea of being a Creme Egg cake. I split the batch between 3 – made one chocolate with cocoa powder, coloured one orange for the ‘yolk’, and left the third as it was. 

Rolling the tip in circles (if that makes any form of sense), and then turning the piping bag to get different colours to come to the top, made a beautiful affect – and in all honesty it worked much better than I thought it would. 


For the rest – just pile on some Creme Eggs, a few sprinkles, and maybe even an icing drizzle. How you decorate it is up to you, but this is just how I decided to do it this time! 

I used three larger creme eggs, and three mini Creme Eggs because loaf cakes aren’t actually that large, some of my favourite bronze crunch sprinkles, and then a drizzle of basic water icing to resemble the insides of the Creme Egg. I hope you love this recipe! Happy baking! X

Creme Egg Loaf Cake!

An easy Creme Egg loaf cake with a chocolate sponge, Creme Egg themed buttercream, and Creme Eggs! Easter heaven!
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Category: Cake
Type: Cake
Keyword: Creme Egg, Easter, Loaf cake
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Decorating Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours
Servings: 10 Slices
Author: Jane's Patisserie



  • 250 g unsalted butter
  • 250 g light brown sugar
  • 200 g self raising flour
  • 50 g cocoa powder
  • 5 medium eggs


  • 125 g unsalted butter (room temp)
  • 250 g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 20 g cocoa powder
  • Orange food colouring


  • 3 Creme Eggs
  • 3 mini Creme Eggs
  • Sprinkles
  • 2 tbsps icing sugar
  • 1 tsp water
  • Orange food colouring


For the Cake

  • Preheat your oven to 180ºC/160ºC fan, and line your 2lb loaf tin with parchment paper!
  • Beat together your butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add in your flour, cocoa powder and eggs and beat again until smooth and lovely!
  • Pour into your tin and bake for 50-60 minutes, or until baked through. I test my cake with a skewer!
  • Leave the baked cake to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, and then on a wire rack to cool fully.

For the Buttercream

  • Beat your butter on its own for a few minutes to loosen and make it smooth.
  • Add in the icing sugar and beat again! If necessary, add in 1tbsp of boiling water (ONLY IF IT'S VERY THICK)
  • Add in the vanilla and beat again.
  • Split the buttercream into three - colour one to an egg yolk orange colour, add the cocoa powder to the other and leave the third as it is.

For the Decoration

  • Add your buttercream to a piping bag - it's easiest to add the buttercreams onto some cling film in lines, roll it into a sausage, and then add into your piping bag.
  • Pipe onto your cake using your favourite piping tip, and however you want to pipe it. I did swirls, in rows!
  • Add on some Creme Eggs for decoration, and sprinkles on some of your favourite sprinkles.
  • Finally, mix together your icing sugar and water till drizzly - drizzle over a little white icing, and then colour the rest orange and drizzle over.



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  1. Leah on April 1, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    Another great recipe!! Mine has really risen in the middle at the top, would you cut it down slightly to give it a flatter top before decorating? Thank you!!

    • Jane's Patisserie on April 3, 2021 at 10:20 pm

      I wouldn’t bother personally but you can if you want x

  2. Amy on March 22, 2021 at 1:40 pm

    How long would this last in the fridge for and can it be frozen and used at a later date?

    • Jane's Patisserie on March 22, 2021 at 3:49 pm

      It needs to be room temp, not the fridge – but it can be frozen! x

  3. Emma on February 8, 2021 at 3:32 pm

    Hi Jane . I used the same dye as you but my icing seemed to be bright orange . I used a drop like you said but just didn’t seem same colour as yours . What do you do?

    • Jane's Patisserie on February 8, 2021 at 4:42 pm

      It depends as these are edited photos taken in a particular way as a photoshoot (compared to looking at the cake on your kitchen side) so it may just look different! It could also just be slightly different amounts of colouring! x

    • Emma on February 9, 2021 at 10:34 pm

      Thanks for the reply 🙂 the cake was still amazing .

  4. Lindsey Burland on January 19, 2021 at 9:59 am

    I’ve run out of light brown sugar but I do have light muscovado sugar, will this work?

    • Jane's Patisserie on January 19, 2021 at 6:45 pm

      I usually use caster sugar or golden caster sugar, or dark brown soft sugar x

    • Debbie on January 28, 2021 at 4:21 pm

      5 stars
      Just made this, looks lovely. Xx

  5. Luka on January 15, 2021 at 10:18 pm

    5 stars
    This is a delicious recipe seen it posted on Instagram today and had to try it out I’m not disappointed in any way, moist and satisfyingly chocolatey! It’s a complete win from me! Thanks for sharing your recipes You a baking queen xx

    • Holly Hancock on February 8, 2022 at 11:26 am

      Mine is currently baking. For my husband’s birthday today. Sadly it’s exploded slightly in the middle and the mixture is oozing out. It’s like a lava cake instead. I have lowered the temperature and popped some foil on the top to prevent the already cooked egdes becoming dry. But I know it’ll taste very good as I tried the oozed out bit. Butter team made and impatiently waiting for it to bake 😂

  6. Dianne Koiter on January 15, 2021 at 6:31 pm

    Wondering if mini cream eggs can be added to the batter?

    • Jane's Patisserie on January 15, 2021 at 8:21 pm

      It’s a risk due to how long the cake needs to bake for, and they may sink – but if you don’t mind the risk I would freeze them first.

  7. Fatima on June 23, 2020 at 2:56 pm


    Could I use caramel eggs instead?

    • Jane's Patisserie on June 23, 2020 at 7:40 pm

      Yes! As it’s just decoration you can use whatever you want to decorate!

  8. Kirsty on April 12, 2020 at 6:14 pm

    Hi I am going to try this. Can I use large eggs? If so how many?

  9. Lisa on April 10, 2020 at 6:38 pm

    Hi, just querying the amount of cocoa powder in the buttercream, 20g seems a lot after splitting the buttercream into 3 lots ?

    • Jane's Patisserie on April 10, 2020 at 7:15 pm

      20g really isn’t that much in my opinion..

  10. Amie on April 10, 2020 at 3:56 pm

    5 stars
    Hi, I made this yesterday but my sponge was really thick and kinda dry. I followed the recipe, any idea where I could have went wrong? I baked it for 50 minutes. I really wanna try it again so any advice would be much appreciated!

    I’m not a regular baker so i am fully saying I mucked up your recipe!

    • Jane's Patisserie on April 10, 2020 at 4:19 pm

      If it was dry, it means it’s overbaked! It might be that your oven is running hotter than you think, so maybe lower the temp by 20C, or bake for less time! x

  11. Judles on March 19, 2020 at 12:44 pm

    5 stars
    I just wanted to say…… So appreciating your posts at this time and gives some ideas to do some extra baking time with daughter.

    Please keep them coming!

    • Jane's Patisserie on March 19, 2020 at 6:43 pm

      Awh thank you! And thats exactly why I am still posting – hopefully inspire people with the ingredients they may already have at home, for when they’re probably a little bored, or even for the future! X

  12. Colleen on March 18, 2020 at 8:14 am

    Oh wow, so tempting. I think that I may make this one for Easter this year 🙂

    • Jane's Patisserie on March 18, 2020 at 10:05 am

      Thank you!! I hope you love it if you do!

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