The Empty Tomb Cake

I make the Hershey's 'perfectly chocolate' cake recipe (but with organic, fair-trade, Dutch-process cocoa, and butter instead of oil) and use an 8" square pan and a small Pyrex bowl...
Grease the pan and bowl *very* well, dust liberally with granulated sugar (not flour) and allow to cool completely before carefully turning them out...
Don't frost between the layers. Use a very short, sharp knife (paring knife) to carefully carve a hollow. Also pare down the corners to give it a more organic look.
I tinted a basic vanilla buttercream frosting a bit brown with some more Dutch-process cocoa...
And I decorated with chocolate rocks and the little wooden people we colored in last year. Also, there is a bit of folded white cloth for the graveclothes, neatly folded inside the empty space...
Finally I found a flat stone, washed it carefully with soap and water, and leaned it against the opening.

Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here; he is risen.

A blessed Easter to you, dear readers!



4 thoughts on “The Empty Tomb Cake

  1. What a great way to remember the resurrection, that Jesus is the Bread of Life, and that we are to taste and see that the Lord is good, all at the same time. Brilliant, Rachel!

    Blessings to you and all the family, happy Resurrection Day, and enjoy that cake!


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