If an excuse for indulging in chocolate is needed, Eastertide is it. The six Easter chocolate treats highlighted here are definitely indulgent. Some require a little patience and skill to put together whilst others are easy enough to get the kids involved.
It’s the week before Easter, so even though Karen shared several Easter bakes & cakes last week, I couldn’t let this opportunity pass without sharing a few more. After all there’s nothing quite like a bit of spring baking.
Easter Feaster Chocolate Treats
Chocolate and Easter go together like strawberries and cream or more appropriately like eggs and bunnies. These four Easter chocolate treats jumped straight out at me and reminded me of those indulgent We Should Cocoa days.
Creme Egg Drip Cake
For something a little different to a simnel cake for Easter this year, how about this jaw dropping creme egg drip cake from The Baking Explorer? It’s a three layer chocolate cake filled and covered with vanilla buttercream, decorated with a chocolate ganache drip and lots of Creme Eggs.
Easter Mocha Cake (gluten-free)
Just in case creme eggs really aren’t your thing, here’s another chocolate extravaganza to tempt you. This Easter mocha cake from the Gluten Gree Alchemist is super fudgy. It’s a rich gluten-free chocolate sponge laced with coffee and covered in vanilla butter icing. Although it’s a great all year round cake, it’s topped here with pretty pastel mini eggs.
Easter Chocolate Traybake Cake
If you fancy something a little easier, Feast Glorious Feast has you covered. Whether you’re looking for a showstopper cake for the Easter holidays or simply a way to use up leftover Easter eggs and chocolates, this Easter chocolate traybake cake with super simple vanilla sponge and whipped chocolate ganache is a sure-fire winner.
I can’t help but sneak one of my own Easter chocolate treats in here. I have a lot of them, but reckoned these Easter simnel brownies covered those of us who might need a marzipan fix. Rich and fudgy, they include Easter spices and chunks of marzipan.
Homemade Easter Eggs
Did I say sneak one? Well that was obviously an understatement. I felt the poor chocolate Easter egg was missing amongst these Easter chocolate treats. So I’ve added another one of my recipes to even things out. If you fancy having a go at homemade Easter eggs, this post should help. You can make them with, or without the chocolate salted caramel popcorn.
Chocolate Fridge Cake
And when you’ve had enough of all that Easter egg chocolate, head over to Sandhya’s Kitchen for a scrummy recipe in which to use it up. This no-bake fridge cake is a perfect kid friendly project. Give your digestive biscuits, chocolates and all the fun ingredients a great makeover with this no-bake chocolate biscuit cake.
I don’t know about you, but when I get too much sweet stuff, I start craving savoury. So here are a couple of seasonal spring savouries I spotted in the linkup and my most recent post. All made with veg that’s in season right now.
Wild Garlic, Cheese & Walnut Sourdough
Karen’s garden is awash with wild garlic. I’m trying not to be jealous. At this time of year it’s just one of the best greens out there. When I get my hands on some, I always make up a batch of wild garlic pesto first. I’ve done that, but now I need to find more to try out this gorgeous wild garlic, cheese & walnut sourdough. Head over to Lavender and Lovage for the recipe.
Swiss Chard Curry with Potato & Lentils
If you grow Swiss chard, you’ll know it’s a great green to have around when there isn’t much else going on in the veg patch. But if you’re stuck for ideas as to what to do with it, why not try this Swiss chard curry with potato & lentils from The Veg Space? It’s easy to make, delicately spiced but packed with flavour.
Many people haven’t heard of oca, but it’s worth getting hold of some if you can. The tubers are just about useable now, though they’re starting to go over. Last week, I made these oca latkes and they’re really good. The good thing about the recipe, is that you can do a direct swap with potatoes, which I’m pretty sure everybody’s heard of.
Easter Chocolate Treats
I hope you enjoy this week’s #CookBlogShare and that you feel inspired by one of these recipes for Easter chocolate treats. They’ve certainly made me want to head to the kitchen and indulge in some Easter chocolate baking.
I have a whole heap of Easter chocolate treats in my Easter category, so do pop along and have a look if you’re in need of further inspiration.
Easter Chocolate Treats. PIN IT.
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