Easter Sunday Food with JP passion – The perfect celebration cake

By John Paul Kennedy

For dessert I’ve opted to return to a real Easter favourite which is my delicious Chocolate Fudge cake which I adorn each Easter with festive mini chocolate eggs and lashings of chocolate shavings for decoration.

This is also the cake my nephew Ben has requested for his 4th birthday on April 25 so I will be making this cake twice in the coming weeks.

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I hope these recipes inspire you to plan a delicious Easter feast for your family and I truly hope you will give these delicious yet simple recipes a try, I promise you everybody will love them!

Ingredients:

300g plain flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon of bicarb

250g castor sugar

175g unsalted butter

75g good quality cocoa powder

4 large eggs

375ml milk

2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

Fudge Icing:

225g cream cheese

450g castor sugar

50g unsalted butter

3 tablespoons of milk

100g cocoa powder

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Method:

1. Lightly grease and flour two 20cm springform cake tins

2. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees

3. This is an all in one cake mixture in that all the ingredients are added into a large mixing bowl. Best to use an electric mixer (if you have one) and mix on a low speed first then on a medium speed for 5 minutes until all the ingredients are well combined

4. Divide the mixture evenly between the two cake tins and bake in the oven for approx. 45 minutes. To test your cakes are fully cooked insert a metal skewer into the centre of the cake and once it comes out clean your cake is done! Leave to cool completely before icing

5. Whisk all the icing ingredients together to form a light and fudgy icing

6. Ice the bottom layer of your cake and sandwich the two cakes together

7. Cover the whole cake and smoother with the rest of the icing

8. Decorate the top with mini chocolate eggs and shavings of milk, dark or white chocolate or all three whichever your prefer, serve and enjoy!

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Happy Easter cooking and baking to all.

Easter after Christmas is my second favourite feast and holiday I like to plan and prepare for in advance.

It’s the perfect opportunity to prepare the ultimate feast for your loved ones and gather them around your table on Easter Sunday.

It’s also the perfect opportunity to make a delicious chocolate themed dessert and I promise that this Chocolate fudge cake will not disappoint.

Really simple to make, the cake itself is surprisingly light, it’s the deliciously rich and fudgy icing that gives this cake the real wow factor!

The cake will keep for 3-4 days stored in the fridge but I guarantee it won’t last that long. I hope I have inspired all you budding cooks and bakers to give some of these recipes a try to serve at your table this Easter.

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