Easter Cake

Easter Cake

5 from 1 vote
This egg-cellent creation is the perfect Easter dessert. Make coloured easter eggs with any remaining marzipan. Place the decorations on the cake.
Servings: 6
Calories: 643

Ingredients
 

  • 6 oz butter
  • 4 oz caster sugar superfine granulated
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 3/4 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 oz cocoa powder
  • 6 oz icing sugar confectioners sugar, sifted
  • 3 tbsp tbsp chocolate spread
  • 3 oz bought marzipan
  • red and green colouring and jam to decorate

Instructions

  • Butter and line the base of two 18 cm (7 inch) sandwich tins.
  • Whisk 100 g (4 oz) of butter and caster sugar together in a bowl until pale and fluffy. Add the eggs a little at a time, beating well after each addition. Fold in the sifted flour and cocoa. Divide the mixture between the tins and level the mixture with a knife.
  • Bake in the oven at 190°C (375f) mark 5 for about 20 minutes, until well risen and firm to the touch; cool on a wire rack.
  • Whisk the remaining butter, add the icing sugar gradually and beat until smooth. Add the chocolate spread and beat well. Use to fill and top the cake.
  • To make the chicks, use two-thirds of the marzipan to make two large and two small balls. Press the heads to the bodies. Colour half the remaining marzipan and roll out thinly. Cut diamonds for the beaks and small wavy strips for the cocks' combs. Stick on with the jam. Use currants for eyes. Make coloured easter eggs with any remaining marzipan. Place the decorations on the cake.
Calories: 643 kcal
Carbohydrates: 80 g
Protein: 7 g
Fat: 35g
Saturated Fat: 21 g
Trans Fat: 1 g
Cholesterol: 116 mg
Sodium: 238 mg
Potassium: 229 mg
Fiber: 3 g
Sugar: 62 g
Vitamin A: 790 IU
Calcium: 52 mg
Iron: 2 mg
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