Since I’m part Greek, we celebrated Greek Easter with my grandparents this year. We had a delicious traditional meal, made complete with a red easter egg cracking thing (the highlight of the holiday). We also celebrated regular Easter. Our family was very chocolate-centric for it. I feel nostalgic when I see the solid and hollow chocolate bunnies and tiny chocolate eggs! Don’t forget the holy grail of Easter candy… Cadbury eggs! I wanted to capture my childhood — with its sugar-addled spirit — while not going off the deep end, aesthetically. The end result turned out REALLY tall but I LOVED it! The chocolate cake is moist and fluffy. I love the bit of coconut you get from the “grass” on top. What do you think?
Easter egg cake? ✔️
I’m not sure if it will come through when people see their piece of cake but I’m totally digging the Cadbury Egg vibe!
Wrapped in chocolate buttercream and ready to smooth!
So vertical! Cutting the pieces will be a challenge!
Hope you enjoy!
A sky-high easter cake that's too cute to miss!
- 1 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup milk chocolate
- 2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp espresso powder
- 1 cup sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup plain yogurt whole milk
- 1/2 cup milk
- 4 oz unsalted butter room temperature
- 16 oz unsalted butter room temperature
- 1 pound confectioners' sugar
- 1/4 cup cream
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter room temperature
- 3 drops orange food coloring
- 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
- 3 drops yellow food coloring
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate eggs
- 1 drop blue food coloring
- 2 tsp water
Add the food coloring and water to a medium bowl and mix.
Add the coconut and toss until well incorporated with the color. Set aside.
Preheat oven to 350F. Butter and flour 4 6" pans. I use cake strips to aid in even baking but these are optional.
Melt the chocolate and butter in a small bowl. You can use a double boiler or microwave at half power in 20 second spurts.
Sift the flour, ground almonds, baking powder and soda into a large bowl and whisk together.
In a stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment add the eggs and sugar and mix on high for several minutes. Add the yogurt, melted chocolate mixture and milk, beat until well incorporated.
Add the flour mixture and mix on low until just combined.
Distribute the batter evenly to the three pans anf bake at 350F for about 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Melt the chocolate and butter in a small bowl. You can use a double boiler or microwave at half power in 20 second spurts. Set aside to cool
Beat the butter until light and fluffy.
Add the powdered sugar and cream and beat until smooth.
Divide the buttercream into three batches. One small one to be tinted orange, a larger on for the white filling and the largest batch to be mixed with the melted chocolate.
Use the orange and white buttercream for the filling between each layer.
Cover the outside with the chocolate buttercream and smooth. You might do a crumb coat if you're concerned about crumbs...
Add the coconut grass on top and place chocolate eggs.
DIY Chocolate Easter Cake
DIY Chocolate Easter Cake
Since I’m part Greek we celebrated Greek Easter with my grandparents and had a delicious traditional meal complete with a whole red easter egg cracking thing that was the hi…