Erin’s “Tunnel Of Love” Easter Cake. Yeah, you can stop laughing right now! I can TOO bake! Sometimes… a couple of things… the kitchen doesn’t always look like a goat exploded all over it. Angel Food Cake with a luscious chocolate filling and whipped cream to frost it all. Make my cake. Eat it. WORSHIP ME.
(BTW: if you’re still looking for an epic main dish for Easter dinner, try the Todd’s sublime roasted Leg of Lamb- you can find it here.)
Erin’s Tunnel of Love Easter Cake
- Pre-made angel food cake. (I’m not going to lie. I bought this. Angel food cakes are a lot of work, and I think adding the tasty filling more or less makes this home-made.
- 1 bag of mini marshmallows
- 1 cup good quality chocolate chips – you can use either milk chocolate or dark chocolate- the dark will give it a nice “edge” with the sweetness.
- 2 cups whipping cream
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 1/2 cup whipping cream
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- coconut and malted egg candy for garnish if desired
(The Todd’s cool overhead shot of filling the cake)
- Gently remove the interior of the angel food cake in small chunks – you want to leave the exterior “shell” of the cake intact to hold the filling.
- Melt mini marshmallows and chocolate chips in a saucepan- you might need a little water- 1 tablespoon or so- to help mix it together. Set aside and let cool. You want the mixture to be cool but still liquid and easy to pour.
- Whip the cream and vanilla into soft peaks.
- Fold chocolate mixture into whipped cream.
- Gently, GENTLY fold in chocolate mousse mixture with cake chunks taken from the cake shell.
- Place the cake/mousse combo back into the cake shell. Chill until firm.
- Whip the cream meant for the frosting into soft peaks, gradually add in sugar and vanilla.
- When the cake is ready to serve, frost with the whipped cream mixture and garnish with eggs and coconut if desired.
I love this cake because even if you make mistakes, it’s easy to cover them with the whipped cream frosting, which is very forgiving. It looks really pretty when you cut into it and show all the lovely, lovely chocolate. If you try this recipe, send pictures!!
Also… if you need to keep the offspring busy with some cute crafts and more importantly, out of your hair, you can find a wealth of ideas on our crafts page on Facebook called “Glitter and Glue Guns,” find it here.