If you are looking for an Easter cake recipe to make this year, please check out the Embassy of Poland, Washington DC's Easter newsletter for my recipe and many other useful stories.
The recipe is a bit time consuming but well worth it. Easter in Polish culture is traditionally about the coming of Christ, the end of Lent and fasting, the coming of Spring and all the celebration this entails.
A Mazurek Krolewski (pronounced Mah-zur-ehk Krool-ev-skee) is typically made with almonds and decorated with chocolate, jams, berries, various nuts, powdered sugar, whatever your family enjoys.
I topped our Mazurek this year with a chocolate glaze, royal icing, sliced strawberries and crushed hazelnuts.
As I was preparing to decorate it, my six year old informed me that the theme for this year's cake was "April Showers bring May Showers" and I went from there. Typically, I decorate with a raspberry jam, powdered sugar, raspberries and dots of chocolate glaze, but I love having my children involved in cooking and keeping them excited about a tradition.
Since my 2 year old ate some of the decorated cake, we will be decorating another one for Easter.
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