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Hidden Rabbit Cake

Easter is the time of year when children love collecting Easter eggs. This cake will make it an even more festive time for them!

Preparation time

45 min preparation + 1h10 min cooking

Portion

6 people

Level

Medium

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Ingredients

For 6 people

For the chocolate cake

  • 125 g liquid margarine
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 125 g self-raising flour
  • 100 g Zùsto
  • 40 g cocoa
  • A pinch of salt

For the vanilla cake

  • 250 g liquid margarine
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 250 g self-raising flour
  • 200 g Zùsto
  • a pinch of salt

Equipment

  • Elongated cake tin 
  • Rabbit mould

Preparation method

Chocolate cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, grease the baking tin with margarine and dust with plenty of flour.
  2. Mix the liquid margarine with the eggs and add the vanilla extract.
  3. Take another mixing bowl and add the self-raising flour along with the Zùsto and cocoa powder. Mix with a spoon and add another pinch of salt.
  4. Add the flour mixture spoon by spoon into the margarine mixture and continue to mix it until a smooth batter is formed.
  5. Pour the mixture into the baking tin and bake for 20 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven. With a cake stick or skewer to see if the cake is ready (it should come out clean).
  6. Remove the cake from the oven and allow to cool for 15 min before removing it from the cake tin. Allow the cake to cool completely before pressing out the rabbit shapes. My cake hadn’t actually risen enough to be able to press out the rabbit shapes straight away. So I cut the top flat and pushed the rabbit shape into it along the top (I had 3 ‘thick slices’ of rabbit).

Vanilla cake

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, grease the baking tin with margarine and dust with plenty of flour.
  2. Mix the liquid margarine with the eggs and add the vanilla extract.
  3. Take another mixing bowl and add the self-raising flour along with the Zùsto and cocoa powder. Mix with a spoon and add another pinch of salt.
  4. Add the flour mixture spoon by spoon into the margarine mixture and continue to mix it until a smooth batter is formed.
  5. Pour batter into the base of the baking tin and arrange the bunnies in the middle and right next to each other (so that they “stick” to each other). Pour the rest of the vanilla batter along the sides first (so the bunnies stay straight). Pour the last part of the batter over the bunnies.
  6. Bake the cake for +/- 40-50 min in the preheated oven. Prick it with a cake stick or skewer to check if the cake is cooked properly.
  7. Allow to cool for 15 mins before removing the cake from the mould.

Enjoy!

Nutritional values

Hidden Rabbit Cake Slice of cake +/- 45g
Energy (in kcal) 164
Fat (g) 11.3
Of which saturates (g) 1.6
Carbohydrates (g) 10
Fibre (g) 2.3
Protein (g) 2.8

 

About Yasmine Marchal

Hi, I’m Yasmine from the pastry blog Tartes Yaya. As well as running my blog, I work full time as an IT project manager. Baking is my creative outlet, but I also enjoy sports (jogging, hiking, aerial dance and horse riding).

I’m mum to an 8 year old boy, Ilyas, and a 6 year old girl, Fatou. In August 2018, Ilyas was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes (an autoimmune disease that is not caused by eating too much sugar… just to clarify that! ;)).Even though a type 1 diabetic can eat whatever they want and don’t have to follow a special diet, their body has greater difficulty in processing real sugars because the body is not able to produce insulin itself or manage insulin spikes properly.

My son’s diabetes led me to discover Zùsto and since then, Zùsto has been my favourite sugar substitute!

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