Sunday, 6 December 2015

Gravity sweet cake

A great party cake for someone that likes chocolate!

Make the cakes to begin with. Beat together 3 eggs, 175g self-raising flour, 175g sugar, 175g butter and 1.5 tsp baking powder until you have a smooth paste.

In another bowl mix 40g cocoa powder and 4tbsp of boiling water and add this to the batter and blend. Pour into two 8" tins.

Bake at 160 degrees for about 25 minutes until golden and risen.

Allow to cool completely before decorating.

Next make the icing - cream together 140g butter with 250g icing sugar and 50g cocoa powder until smooth. Add up to 2 tbsp of milk to get a smooth consistency if needed.

Place a dollop of the icing on a cake board.

Use this to stick one of the cakes to the board and then spread a layer of buttercream over it.

Then place the other cake on top.

Cover the top and sides with buttercream to help hold the decorations.

Then use two boxes of chocolate fingers to line the cake (leave a gap at the front for the sweets to "pour" through). Melt 100g plain chocolate and spread some in front of the gap in front of the cake.

You then need about 300g maltesers and 350g of smarties.Stick smarties on half the melted chocolate and maltesers on the other half.

Then take a cake dowler or a wooden squewer and dip this in chocolate and place in the cake.

Then you need to use the chocolate as glue to stick the smarties to this. Then repeat with another squewer on the other side and do the same for the maltesers. The maltesers are much easier than the smarties!

When you get three quarters of the way up you can then put the empty bag over the top to look this they are being poured. Then fill the gap on top of the cake with the remaining sweets in the right half.

The final result:

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