Easter chocolate cake

Easter chocolate cake

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Looking for the ideal cake for Easter? Try our easy Easter chocolate cake with cocoa cake bases and cocoa, cinnamon, and cardamom in a delicious quark filling. With this simple recipe, you get a moist cake with a creamy filling, and as it is garnished with whipped cream, chopped dark chocolate, and Easter-themed decorations, it is everything you need for your sweet Easter celebration.


  • Preheat the oven to 175°C (conventional oven) and grease a round springform pan, approx. 24 cm in diameter.
  • Melt butter in a saucepan. In a bowl, whisk eggs and sugar until fluffy. In another bowl, sift the cocoa powder and mix with flour and baking powder.
  • Add the flour mixture, juice, and butter to the egg mixture and stir until smooth. Pour the batter into the springform pan.
  • Bake in the middle of the oven for about 30 minutes. Let cool slightly before removing the cake from the pan and allowing it to cool completely.
  • Slice the cooled cake horizontally into two cake bottoms.
  • Sift cocoa powder and stir it into the quark along with sugar and spices. Spread the filling between the layers.
To serve
  • Whip double cream and cover the cake with whipped cream.
  • Chop chocolate and sprinkle it on top. Garnish with marzipan chicks.

Slicing a cake into two even layers requires patience and the correct technique. First, ensure the cake is completely cooled to avoid it crumbling. Before cutting, gently mark the sides of the cake with small cuts where you intend to slice. This serves as a guideline and helps keep the layer even all around. Use a long, serrated knife for a clean cut, gently sawing rather than pushing down. Alternatively, you can use unscented dental floss for slicing; wrap it around your fingers, align it with your marks, and pull it through the cake with a sawing motion.


If there are children in your family, why not make the decoration a social activity? Gather around the table with a pile of marzipan, chocolate, and food colouring and let the creativity loose. Use the creations to decorate the cake or let everyone decorate their own slice on their plate after cutting the cake.


150 g
200 ml
Cocoa powder
50 ml
Wheat flour
250 ml
Baking powder
1½ tsp
Orange juice
100 ml
Cocoa powder
3 tbsp
250 g
Icing sugar
4 tbsp
Vanilla sugar
½ tsp
Ground cinnamon
1 pinch
Ground cardamom
1 pinch
Double cream
300 ml
Dark chocolate
50 g
Marzipan chicks

Celebrate the season with our Easter chocolate cake

Our Easter chocolate cake stands out as a centrepiece for any celebration, whether you are hosting a large family dinner or a small gathering. Its layers of moist chocolatey cake bottoms and creamy quark filling make every bite a memorable experience. It is decorated with playful marzipan chicks and a sprinkle of chocolate shavings. It is perfect for afternoon sweet treats, Easter brunches, or as a sweet conclusion to an Easter menu. Easter is a time of happy get-togethers with friends and family, celebrating and welcoming all springtime has to offer, from the promise of warmer days to the beautiful colours of the season, and this cake has everything you need to encompass this.

A delicious combination of rich chocolate, tangy quark, and warm spices

This Easter chocolate cake makes for a well-rounded flavour explosion, featuring chocolate in various forms, fruity orange, tangy quark, and warm spices. You get layers of fluffy quark filling with cocoa powder, cinnamon, cardamom, and sweet vanilla, offering a delicious flavour and texture between the cocoa and orange cake bottoms. It is a delightful layer cake with moist, fluffy bottoms, creamy filling, and fun Easter decorations on top, making it perfect for a touch of indulgence and festivity for your Easter celebration.

Adorable Easter chicks on top

To embrace Easter completely, we have decorated this Easter cake with small marzipan chicks. They look cute and the childish element brings a smile to everyone’s face when they see the cake. You can buy ready-made marzipan chicks or colour and shape marzipan yourself, depending on your preferences and time. Of course, you can also choose other Easter-themed decorations if you are more in the mood for, for example, chocolate Easter eggs or other sweets. If you need more inspiration for decorating your Easter desserts, we have a few ideas for you. Check out the decorations on our no-bake Easter cheesecake, this gluten-free Easter cake with chocolate, or our colourful Easter egg cupcakes.

Make it your own

If you want to alter the recipe a bit, here are some suggestions for you to try. Add orange zest to the filling to complement the orange juice in the cake bottoms, letting the orange flavour shine through both the cake and the filling. To experiment further with the filling, try using other spices with, or instead of, cinnamon and cardamom. Nutmeg, allspice, or even a bit of chilli powder can create interesting flavour contrasts, adding a slight kick and highlighting the richness of the chocolate. You can experiment with the cake base, too. For a deeper, richer flavour, replace the orange juice in the cake batter with strong brewed coffee. It enhances the chocolate flavour and adds a sophisticated depth to the cake. You can also incorporate nuts, adding chopped walnuts, almonds, or hazelnuts to the cake batter, giving the bottoms more texture and flavour. Finally, as mentioned above, you can add a personal touch to the look of the cake by choosing different decorations.