Friday, 22 April 2011

Easter cake

Easter = MORE baking! wakakakakaaa............

 I've made this easter cake for a bbq party last week and I've finally got time to upload it! It's made of three layers - in chocolate and coffee flavour. There were gonna be a mix of adults and children that day so I had to come up with a grand plan everyone's liking. My mum voted for coffee flavour but my sister insisted I should go for chocolate. What happened in the end?! - I ended up with both;  and it came out perfect!

I advise you to try out this recipe; impress your friends and family!

Coffee cake
150g caster sugar

150g butter
3 eggs
150g self raising flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tbsp hot water
1 tbsp (or more if you like it stronger) instant coffee

1. Preheat oven to 160c/325f/gas mark 3
2. Grease two sandwich tins/line with baking paper
3. Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy
4. Whisk the eggs in a mug one by one and add to bowl with one tbsp of flour each time
5. Sieve in rest of flour and baking powder. Fold it in
6. Dissolve the coffee and flod it in
7. Divide into two tins and bake for 30 minutes
8. Turn out onto a wire rack and cool

Chocolate cake 
125g butter
125g caster sugar
2 eggs
125g self raising flour
2 big tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp milk

1. Preheat the oven to 180c/350f/gas mark 4 
2. Grease one sandwich tin
3. Beat the butter and caster sugar until pale and fluffy
4. Add one egg at a time and stir until smooth
5. Sieve in the flour and cocoa
6. Add milk and beat everything together until smooth
7. Place in sandwich tin and bake for about 20 minutes
8. Leave to cool in tins and then turn out onto cooling rack

Chocolate buttercream
115g softened butter
150g icing sugar
2 big tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp milk

1. Place the butter into a bowl and sieve in the icing sugar and cocoa
2. Add the milk and beat everything together until smooth

To assemble
flake chocolate
mini chocolate eggs

1. Place the coffee cake down first. Spread buttercream then put on the chocolate cake etc. Cover the sides with buttercream

2. Cut some pieces of flake and arrange into a nest shape

3. Using the leftover buttercream, stick on some chocoalte mini eggs onto the nest

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