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Easter chocolate cake

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.

Easter chocolate cake

Method

For the cake layers

  • Preheat the oven to 170ο C (340ο F) set to fan.
  • In a mortar and pestle add 1 tablespoon of the sugar, the mastic, and crush them well until powdered.
  • In a mixer’s bowl add the butter, the sugar, the mahlab, the cardamom, the mastic, the orange zest, the vanilla, and beat with the paddle attachment at high speed, for 4-5 minutes, until fluffy.
  • Add the milk, the honey, 3 tablespoons of the flour, and beat at low speed.
  • Add the eggs one by one. Wait for each one to be incorporated before adding the next.
  • In a bowl add the rest of the flour, the baking powder, the salt, mix, and add them to the mixer’s bowl. Beat for 10 seconds.
  • Butter and flour three 20 cm cake pans and divide the batter among them.
  • Bake for 35 minutes. Set aside to cool.

For the buttercream

  • In a mixer’s bowl add the butter, the icing sugar, the cocoa powder, the cinnamon, and beat with the paddle attachment at high speed, for 2-3 minutes, until fluffy.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of the buttercream at the center of your serving platter and place one cake layer on top.
  • Spread 1/3 of the buttercream and place the second cake layer on top.
  • Follow the same process for the rest of the ingredients.
  • Decorate with chocolate Easter eggs and with any chocolate that you like.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

667
Calories (kcal)
33 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

41.0
Total Fat (g)
59 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

25.0
Saturated Fat (g)
125 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

66.0
Total Carbs (g)
25 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

39.0
Sugars (g)
43 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

7.1
Protein (g)
14 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

2.2
Fibre (g)
9 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.3
Sodium (g)
5 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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