Spring has officially arrived… And Easter is almost here! What I have for you is a decadent, moist Eater Chocolate Cake!!! Excited?
In my home country of Brazil, as in many other Christian countries, Easter is about Jesus’ resurrection which, as you may know, is symbolized by Easter eggs. Yes, you read that right! Easter eggs symbolize the empty tomb of Jesus, who rose from the grave….
It was the early Christians of Mesopotamia who initiated the custom of the Easter egg by staining eggs red in memory of the blood of Christ, shed at his crucifixion. This custom was only officially adopted by the Catholic Church in 1610 A.D. Although traditionally Easter is commemorated with painted or dyed chicken eggs, in modern times chocolate eggs or plastic ones with sweet treats inside have become more common.
In Brazil, unlike in the US, there is no tradition of plastic eggs filled with jelly beans or Easter egg hunts. It’s all about chocolate eggs, which are brought to children by the Easter bunny. This is why our dessert for Easter this year, an extremely moist Easter chocolate cake, is decorated with chocolate eggs… And you can see the Easter bunny in the background of our pictures.
Well, I do hope you enjoy our Easter chocolate cake as much as my family and I did… And most of all, I wish you and your family a very Happy Easter!
“Bless, O Lord! we beseech thee, this thy creature of eggs, that it may become a wholesome sustenance to thy faithful servants, eating it in thankfulness to thee on account of the resurrection of the Lord.” (Pope Paul V Prayer)
Other great recipes for Easter:
- Brazilian Chocolate Fudge Candy decorated for Easter (Brigadeiro decorado para Páscoa)
- Blanc-Mange with Chocolate Sauce (Manjar Branco com Calda de Chocolate)
- Blanc-Mange with Berry Coulis (Manjar Branco com Calda de Frutas Vermelhas)
- Coconut Beans (Feijão de Coco)
- Brazilian Chocolate Fudge Flan (Brigadeirão)
- Cod Cakes (Bolinho de Bacalhau)
- Brigadeiro Cupcakes
- Oreo Cookie Balls (Pirulitos/Bombons de Oreo)
- Honey Bread (Pão de Mel)