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Easter Chocolate Cake Recipe

Looking for some tasty Easter treats? It wouldn’t be Easter without chocolate and this Easter Chocolate Cake Recipe would be a welcome addition to any Easter table.

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Ingredients

For the cake

  • 250g dark chocolate
  • 125g unsalted butter
  • 6 eggs – 2 whole, 4 separated
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the topping

  • 125g dark chocolate
  • 250ml double cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 bags Mini-Egg

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowl or Stand Mixer
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Weighing Scales
  • 23cm Springform Tin
  • Baking Parchment (non stick)
  • Cooling Rack

Method

  1. Preheat your oven to 180oC/Gas Mark 4. Line the bottom of a 23cm springform tin with baking parchment.
  2. Melt the 250g chocolate and the butter and leave to cool slightly. Whisk the 4 egg whites until firm, then add in 100g of the caster sugar gradually – whisking after each addition – until peaks can form.
  3. In another bowl whisk the 2 whole eggs and 4 egg yolks with the remaining 75g sugar and vanilla extract. Fold in the chocolate mixture. Next add a large spoonful of the egg-whites and stir in quickly. Fold in the remaining egg-whites gently, in about 3 separate goes.
  4. Pour into the tin and bake for 35-40mins. Cool the cake in its tin on a wire rack. As it cools the centre will dip and the sides will crack- do not panic! This is perfect!
  5. Melt the 125g chocolate and leave to cool slightly. Whip the cream and fold in the vanilla and melted chocolate. (From past experience – when the warm chocolate is mixed with the cream it melts it a bit, so make sure you’ve whipped the cream enough otherwise the topping gets too runny, but not too much so it’s like butter!)
  6. Spread over the top of the cake, scatter over the mini-eggs and enjoy!

Recommended Read : Easter Bake Sale Ideas, Easter Recipes, Egg-cellent Easter Ideas for Kids & great for using up leftover Easter chocolate are these Chocolate Bar Blondies.

Have you made a similar cake before or do you have any other Easter Cake recipes? Let us know in the comments below.

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