Easy-to-bake Easter cake recipes for a delightful holiday

Easy-to-bake Easter cake recipes for a delightful holiday

Easter Sunday means family get-togethers, egg hunts, and scrumptious Easter meals. No matter what, one thing that is always passed down from generation to generation is the food recipes. Good food is good life, ask anyone, and they will have a dish they literally drool over, a recipe engraved in their mind and a taste remembered by the palate. An Easter cake recipe is one of those that’s been praiseworthy throughout the years. That’s why, baking and cooking aren’t really a bother, especially during festivities.

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Best Easter cakes recipes

Chocolate Fudge Cake – Easter treat!

Fudge cakes are basically chocolate cakes with fudge, enough to tingle your sweet tooth. Bake this delicious mouthwatering fudge cake and top it with chocolate Easter eggs to make it your own Easter Cake delicacy.

Easter Cake chocolate fudge

Easter Fudge Cake
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This Recipe is measured for 8 serves.

Chocolate Fudge Cake Recipe

Ingredients for the cake

  • 175g self-raising flour,
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder,
  • 1 tsp soda bicarbonate,
  • 150g caster sugar,
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup,
  • 2 large lightly beaten eggs,
  • 150ml sunflower oil,
  • 150ml semi-skimmed milk.
  • 100g unsalted butter,
  • 250g icing sugar,
  • 40g cocoa powder,
  • milk

How to make Easter Chocolate Fudge Cake?

Easter Simnel Cake

Simnel cake has become the traditional Easter Cake in many countries. A light fruitcake with two layers separated by almond paste or marzipan. It is decorated by marzipan balls on top. The 11 “eggs” on top signifies the disciples of Jesus except for Judas.

Easter cake idea - a Simnel cake

Easter Simnel Cake
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The following recipe is measured for 12 serves.

Simnel Cake Recipe

Ingredients for the cake

  • 250g mixed dried fruit,
  • one orange (zested and juiced),
  • 500g pack of marzipan,
  • 250g pack of soft butter,
  • 200g light brown soft sugar,
  • 4 eggs,
  • 175g plain flour,
  • 100g ground almonds,
  • 1 teaspoon of baking powder,
  • 1 lemon (zested),
  • 2 teaspoons mixed spice,
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract,
  • 100g glacé cherries,
  • 3 tablespoons of apricot jam.

How to make Simnel Cake?

  1. Put the mixed dried fruit with the orange juice, orange zest and two tablespoons of  water in a pan and gently heat it, stirring it often.
  2. Till the water is absorbed and leave it to cool.
  3. Heat oven to 150 °C.
  4. Roll out a third of the marzipan.
  5. Use any of your tin templates  to cut out a circle of the same size of your cake.
  6. Line the cake line with double parch after buttering it.
  7. Beat the butter and sugar together till the mixture becomes creamy.
  8. Add the eggs, flour, almonds, baking powder, lemon zest, mixed spice and vanilla to the above mixture and mix it well.
  9. Fold in the cherries and the cooled dried fruits.
  10. Put half of the cake mixture into the tin.
  11. Layer with the disc of marzipan, then add the remaining cake mixture, and level the top.
  12. Bake for 2 hours. Leave it to cool completely.
  13. Brush the top of the cake with an apricot jam.
  14. Roll out half of the remaining marzipan and cut out another disc.
  15. Place it on top of the cake. Roll the remaining marzipan into 11 equal-sized balls.
  16. Brush the marzipan with beaten egg and arrange the balls in a circle on top of the cake.
  17. Torch up until just starting to caramelize. Leave to cool. The shelf life is up to a week in a sealed tin.

Chocolate Truffle Cake

A dense, moist chocolate cake with chocolate truffle frosting is the child-friendly alternative to the Simnel cake. This Easter cake is made with chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate for your kids!

Quarantine Easter Cake with Truffles

Easter Truffle Cake
IMAGE courtesy: Pinterest

This recipe serves 10-12 people.

Chocolate Truffle Cake Recipe

Ingredients for the cake

  • 150ml sunflower oil,
  • 175g self-raising flour,
  • 4 tablespoon cocoa powder,
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder,
  • 1 teaspoon soda bicarbonate,
  • 140g golden caster sugar,
  • 2 tbsp golden syrup,
  • 2 eggs,150ml milk.

Ingredients for the icing and filling

  • 125ml double cream,
  • 1 tablespoon soft butter,
  • 140g dark chocolate,
  • 4 tablespoom raspberry apricot jam

Ingredients for the truffles

  • 100g milk chocolate (broken in chunks),
  • 1 teaspoon soft butter,
  • 50g digestive biscuits,
  • 2-3 tbsp colored or chocolate sprinkles
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