Martha Collison's chocolate nest Bundt cake

Chocolate nest Bundt cake

By Martha Collison

A spectacular cake that doesn't take hours to make and blends sweet and salty flavours. The pretzels creat an authentic twig-like nest that s easy to fill with chocolate mini eggs or whatever treats you like. In fact why not let the kids help choose the filling?

  • Serves12
  • CourseCake
  • Prepare25 mins
  • Cook55 mins
  • Total time1 hr 20 mins


  • 125g butter, melted
  • 250g plain flour
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 150g light brown soft sugar
  • 75g cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 284ml buttermilk
  • 2 British Blacktail Free Range Eggs
  • 150ml strong brewed coffee, cooled

For the ganache icing

  • 150g dark chocolate, chopped
  • 25g butter
  • 50ml double cream

To decorate

  • 3 90g packets mini eggs
  • 100g mini salted pretzels