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Polish Easter Chocolate Mazurek Recipe [Mazurek Czekoladowy]

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A Polish Easter chocolate mazurek, topped with chocolate eggs and coconut.

A sort of Polish Easter tart, the Polish chocolate mazurek or Mazurek Czekoladowy covered with Easter candy, nuts, or chocolate shavings is rich and sweet!

What Is Mazurek Czekoladowy?

A sweet and tasty traditional Polish Easter dessert, the Mazurek Czekoladowy is topped with a chocolate filling and decorated with chocolate eggs, nuts, or dried fruits. 

Originally made by either the Masovians or brought to Poland by the Turks who came here to trade, the mazurek has become a big part of the Easter Sunday meal. The mazurek symbolizes the end of Lent and the beginning of a prosperous season. 

The Mazurek Czekoladowy is really easy to make and only requires a good amount of refrigeration time! Plus, it’s a great chance to unleash your creative side while decorating it!

One of the many varieties of mazurka found on the Polish Easter table, this chocolatey delight is a treat for all! 

Polish chocolate mazurek.
Polish chocolate mazurek decorated with Easter chicks

What Are The Other Types Of Polish Mazureks?

Some popular Polish mazurek recipes you can try include:

How To Make Polish Easter Chocolate Mazurek

Step I – Bake The Mazurek

Cut the butter into small chunks and mix it with the other ingredients to form a dough. You can either do this by hand or using a food processor.

Leave the dough to rest for an hour and while it’s doing that, hop over to the next section and prepare the chocolate filling.

Ingredients for polish chocolate mazurek recipe.
Ingredients for polish chocolate mazurek recipe
Polish chocolate mazurek dough.
Wrap the chocolate mazurek dough in cling wrap and refrigerate

After an hour, roll out three-quarters of the dough on a piece of parchment and cut it into a square. You can use any other shape that you like.

Use the remaining dough to form an edge and give it a design with the tines of a fork. Bake the mazurek for 20 minutes and allow to cool.

Roll out the chocolate mazurek dough.
Roll out the chocolate mazurek dough!
Square chocolate mazurek.
Cut the mazurek into a square and form a border
Use a fork to form edges.
Use the tines of a fork to form edges
Baked chocolate mazurek.
Baked chocolate mazurek

Step II  – Prepare The Chocolate Filling

Melt the chocolate in a microwave or pot and set aside. Whip the heavy cream till stiff. Add the melted chocolate, mascarpone, and icing sugar to this and stir well.

This will be the chocolate spread. You can add a little honey or cinnamon for more flavor!

Cream being whipped in a blender.
Whip the cream
Melt the chocolate.
Melt the chocolate.
Add the melted chocolate to the whipped cream.
Add the melted chocolate to the whipped cream
Blend chocolate, mascarpone and cream.
Blend the icing sugar, chocolate, mascarpone, and cream

Step III – Assemble The Mazurek

When the mazurek has cooled, lather the chocolate filling on it. Decorate with Easter candies, nuts, chocolate eggs, or white chocolate flakes! Serve cold!

Lather the chocolate topping on the mazurek.
Lather the chocolate topping on the mazurek
Decorate chocolate mazurek with eggs.
Decorate chocolate mazurek with chocolate Easter eggs
Chocolate mazurek with eggs and chicks.
Sprinkle the chocolate mazurek with white chocolate and chicks

Tips For Making Polish Easter Chocolate Mazurek Recipe

  • Use chilled butter! 
  • You can replace the dark chocolate with milk chocolate if you like.
  • To balance the sweetness of the chocolate, you can add a fine layer of jam as a base. 
  • You can also add honey and cinnamon to the chocolate filling. 
  • Or add some non-alcoholic Triple Sec liquer to the chocolate filling for a nice orange flavor!
  • You can use a piping bag to turn some of the chocolate filling into an Easter design. 
  • Make sure the mazurek is shorter than 1 inch in total!
  • For a crunchier mazurek, replace a few spoons of flour with potato starch. 
  • You can replace the Easter decorations with dry fruits and nuts
  • For something different, try a mixture of the kajmak with the chocolate mazurek. 
Polish mazurek czekoladowy.
Mazurek czekoladowy: A must-have for a chocolate-filled Easter!

FAQs About Mazurek Czekoladowy – Polish Chocolate Mazurek

Does The Mazurek Czekoladowy Need To Be Square In Shape?

No, you can make the mazurek in any other shape you like – round, rectangular, oval, or egg-shaped. 

Should I Use Pan To Make The Mazurek?

If you wish, you can use a square tart pan to make the chocolate mazurek. But it’s not essential. As long as you shape the dough properly on the parchment paper, you can make the mazurek without a pan.

What Can I Use To Decorate The Chocolate Mazurek With?

You can add a lot of decorations on the top of the kajmak mazurek. Some options include:

How To Store The Mazurek Czekoladowy?

Mazurek Czekoladowy can be stored in the refrigerator for 7 to 8 days. Serve cold with some hot milk or coffee!

Polish Easter Chocolate Mazurek Recipe [Mazurek Czekoladowy]

Yield: 15 servings

Polish Easter Chocolate Mazurek Recipe (Mazurek Czekoladowy)

Chocolate mazurek with eggs and chicks.

The Polish version of an Easter tart, the rich Polish chocolate mazurek or Mazurek Czekoladowy is covered with Easter candy, nuts, or chocolate shavings!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 50 minutes


Chocolate Mazurek Dough

  • 2 sticks (220g) of butter
  • 2 ½ cups (300g) of all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsps of cacao
  • 2 egg yolks
  • ½ cup (100g) of icing sugar

Chocolate Filling

  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 9 oz (250g) of mascarpone cheese
  • 7 oz (200g) of dark chocolate
  • 4 tbsps of icing sugar


  • white chocolate flakes
  • Easter candies
  • chocolate eggs


How To Make Chocolate Mazurek Dough?

  1. Cut butter into small chunks.
  2. Mix all the ingredients together using a food processor or do it manually on the lightly floured surface. Ingredients for polish chocolate mazurek recipe.
  3. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1 hour. A loaf of bread wrapped in plastic on a table, accompanied by Polish Easter chocolate mazurek.
  4. Prepare the chocolate filling in the meantime.
  5. Line a baking sheet (14''x17'') with parchment paper.
  6. Preheat the oven to 356°F (180°C).
  7. Roll out ¾ of the dough on the parchment paper. It should be about ½" (1.5cm) thick. Roll out the chocolate mazurek dough.
  8. Using a knife, cut the edges of the dough to shape it into a square. A Polish Easter chocolate mazurek on a baking sheet.
  9. Use the remaining dough to shape the edges of the square. When the frame is ready, press it gently with a fork to create a ridge design. Use a fork to form edges.
  10. Bake for about 20 minutes.
  11. Allow the mazurek to cool. Remember that the shortcrust pastry is easy to break. Transfer it on the parchment paper only.
  12. When the cake has cooled completely (you may even place it in the fridge), spread the chocolate filling onto it.
  13. Decorate with Easter candies, white chocolate flakes, and chocolate eggs.

How To Make The Chocolate Filling?

  1. Melt the chocolate in a pot or microwave. Melt the chocolate.
  2. Whip the cold heavy cream until stiff.
  3. Add mascarpone, melted chocolate, icing sugar, and mix. Description: Chocolate ganache being poured into a Polish Easter chocolate mazurek.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 362Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 84mgSodium: 105mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 2gSugar: 17gProtein: 5g

These data are indicative and calculated by Nutritionix

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