This Chocolate Chip Speckled Egg Cake is made with French vanilla cake & a homemade buttercream frosting that is speckled with chopped chocolate chips.
I never realized how many different types of Nestlé® Toll House® chocolate chips there are available until a few days ago.
I’ve been wanting to make a speckled egg cake for forever. But for one reason or another, I’ve been worried that it would be too complicated & I would totally ruin it.
But after spending some time looking at more pictures & dreaming of making my own I decided to go for it!
To make it extra fun & tasty I used two types of Nestlé® Toll House® chocolate chips to create the speckled look of this colorful blue spring cake because I couldn’t decide between all of the options available.
And guess what? It’s easier to create than I thought!
I may have cheated a little & used boxed cake mix to go with my homemade buttercream frosting. But who can tell?
Of course, the first thing I needed to do was purchase all of the ingredients needed for this recipe at Walmart.
I spent a few minutes standing in the aisle trying to figure out which chocolate chips I wanted to use for this Easter cake. I didn’t realize there are so many chocolate chip options!
I finally decided on the semi-sweet morsels & dark chocolate morsels to create the appearance of a speckled egg in this cake.
I chose these two types mainly because I thought they would be the most fun to snack on while I put this cake together. And of course, they were yummy!
I’m thinking it would be fun to make a cupcake version of this cake sometime too!
When I returned home from Walmart, after picking up the ingredients I needed to create this speckled cake, I decided to look up all of the different chocolate chip flavors.
And guess what I discovered? Nestlé® Toll House® has even more products than I ever realized?
There are so many delicious options!
Let me know in the comments below which is your favorite Nestlé® Toll House® product & which one you want to try this spring!
But back to this adorable cake!
This cake was so surprisingly easy to put together, I’m thinking I may need to make it again sometime this spring & share it with our family.
I’m planning on taking this speckled cake to Roger’s work tomorrow to celebrate the end of winter & the beginning of spring.
I’m also thinking that maybe next time I’ll switch up the colors & make a pink speckled egg cake or a yellow speckled egg cake.
Although I’ll probably stick to the classic robin’s egg blue speckled cake because I love this shade of blue!
- 2 Boxes French Vanilla Cake, baked *(1)
- 1/2 Cup Nestlé® Toll House® Morsels, chopped *(2)
- 16 Ounces Cream Cheese, room temperature
- 16 Tablespoons Salted Butter, room temperature
- 4 Teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
- 8 Cups Powdered Sugar *(3)
- Blue & Green Food Coloring
- Chocolate or Candy Eggs
- First, blend the cream cheese, butter, & pure vanilla extract until smooth. Then add all of the powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time.
- Continue to blend for 5 minutes to make it extra fluffy then add your food coloring to your preferred color. *(4)
- Assemble your cake & add the "crumb" layer of frosting.
- Place the cake in your fridge for 5-10 minutes to set.
- Once the cake has set, apply the final layer of frosting & sprinkle the chocolate chips on top & around the sides of the cake.
- Place the edible eggs on top & enjoy!
- *1. I mixed two boxes of French vanilla cake together & spread it between 3 round 8-inch pans.
- *2. I used a food processor to chop the chocolate chips quickly along with a strainer & colander to sort the pieces according to size.
- *3. To ensure proper measuring use a spoon to fluff the powdered sugar & then spoon the powdered sugar into your measuring cup so as not to compact the powdered sugar when measuring.
- *4. Be sure to add the food coloring slowly so that it doesn't become too dark too quickly.
With love, Giustina
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