Easter chocolate cake I was wondering what to surprise you with this holiday. I have accumulated so many recipes in drafts that I do not have time to share and write, but there will always be “next year” or at least I wish it to all of us. We need to look ahead and we may not be on this wave very much now, but in order to function and live, one needs stimulation, needs goals, and above all, hope.
There is always a chance to get better when we are on this side of the Earth, so I think a chocolate cake is proof of that. What would our life be like without the pleasure of chocolate and the pleasure of sharing it with our loved ones. To see the grinning face of the gullible man / woman next to you or the tattered baby while skillfully digging with a fork in the saucer. Today’s recipe is not something unique, unseen and even unique, as we bloggers love to describe their dishes.
This is just a really delicious chocolate cake that you can prepare quickly, and you’ve seen before. I haven’t done it for a long time, but I actually love it a lot. The marshmallows became thick chocolate and slightly sticky, like juicy brownies, and I replaced the ganache with sticky chocolate cream. So and so it is for Easter, I had to make a thematic decoration for which I did not give myself much credit as always. However, there is something new you can learn from it and this is how to make chocolate feathers like in the picture. If any of these sounds tempting to you, look at the recipe below
What are the required products for the Easter chocolate cake
225 g flour, 350 g of powdered sugar, 1½ teaspoon baking powder, 1½ teaspoon baking soda, 85 grams of cocoa, 2 eggs
250 ml of fresh milk, 125 ml of oil, 1 vanilla, 250 ml of boiling water.
In a deep bowl mix all ingredients without water and mix with a wooden spoon or mixer. Add the boiling water to a thin stream and stir until quite liquid mixture is obtained. Grease two 20-22 cm diameter pan with oil or cooking spray. Distribute the mixture into the trays. I use a ladle as it is easiest to measure equal amounts.
Bake them in a preheated oven at 180 degrees for about half an hour.
In the meantime, we get into the cream. You can use ganache from the original recipe for a more economical option or one that is richer:
For the cream:
250 g dark chocolate, 200 g butter, 1 can of thick sweetened condensed milk, for the outer layer: about 250 ml of whipped cream. I do the cream on the eye, so from now on I tell myself that the products in quantities can vary. I had a can of condensed milk that I had to spend and that’s how this cream was born.
Put condensed milk, butter and chocolate in a bowl and microwave them until the chocolate is melted. Take breaks and stir periodically. We put it in the refrigerator to cool and tighten, and during that time we remove the swamps and let them cool completely. Cake assembly. We work cleverly, best in cake form / ring, as the cream relaxes quickly. I recommend making holes in the marsh itself, such as small wells, so that it can be filled with cream, such as a stuffing bag, because it is very nice. I remembered later and did only on the marsh above.
We stick the cake with some of the cream and put it back in the fridge. The form will help you and not slip the swamps above. After tightening again, beat the rest of our cream with whipped cream of fluffy cream. It is much more stable and will keep the Esterhazy cake healthy without the cake shape. We remove it and spread the cake with this cream. By the way, if you do not want to make the number with both types of cream, make only the one with the cream and put it all over the cake. It will get even faster and you won’t need a ring. We put the cheesecake in the fridge to sleep unsuspecting what awaits her tomorrow
What are the ideas for decorating the Easter cake
Besides sticking chocolate granules on the walls of the cake, I decided to make a themed Easter decoration. You may miss it, so I didn’t describe it for the products. I believe that your imagination can also create better and more interesting things.
I melted two chocolate in a water bath / microwave and played with it. I taped the bottom of a small bowl with stretch foil and made a chocolate net on top so it could become something like a nest. I did the feathers with the rest.
We put some chocolate on baking paper and make patterns with a fork like this:
Allow to harden and peel off.
Since I still had a golden edible spray, I decided to spray feathers and some chocolate eggs (candy) with it to make the decoration even more impressive.
I put the chocolate nest in the center and the chocolate eggs in it. I put the feathers on the side. The cake Fantasy is really saturated chocolate and for chocolate nerds who like sticky marshmallows and cream.