Hope everyone is having a lovely Easter! I decided to make a chocolate cake since I gave up chocolate and cake for lent. I actually stuck to it this year, so it's definitely time for a celebration cake!
I had been thinking for a while about the type of cake I might make and then I came across Nigella's Easter Egg Nest Cake recipe which I thought would be perfect! I had envisioned two chicks on top of my Easter cake so I made them with golden marzipan - that was actually my favourite part of the whole cake making process!
|They were a bit heavy and started sinking into the pool of chocolate cream!|
This cake is the first Nigella recipe I have ever made! And it turned out really nice, the only thing was that I found the sponge to be, well, almost a bit bitter! I used 70% dark chocolate, which I like and usually use whenever a recipe calls for dark chocolate, so I don't know, maybe it's because I haven't eaten chocolate in so long. But the chocolate cream and little easter eggs even it out anyway, so it's still nice to eat. Next time I might use a lower percentage of cocoa. But it's a really easy cake to make and there isn't any flour in it which is interesting. I'll have to stock up on a few Nigella books now and try out some more of her recipes! Happy Easter!