Chocolate Indulgence Birthday Cake

Here’s the cake I made for my daughter’s 21st birthday that was a couple of weeks ago.  The basis is our favourite chocolate fudge cake recipe with the addition of more chocolate decoration.

What you need:

For the cakeIMG_1863

200g plain chocolate
200g light brown sugar
200g butter
2 eggs, beaten
100ml soured cream
200g self-raising flour
5 tbsp cocoa powder

For the icing

100g plain chocolate
170g condensed milk
100g butter

Buttercream Icing

110g/4oz butter
170g/6oz icing sugar
55g/2oz cocoa powder
1-2 tbsp milk

Decoration

Depending on the size of your cake tin, 2-3 boxes of chocolate fingers
1 – 1.5 bags of Maltesers or your favourite chocolates, for example M&Ms, Milky Stars etc

What you do:

  • The recipe for the main fudge cake is here
  • I split the cake mixture into 2 x 7″ tins and baked for approx. 30 minutes
  • Leave to cool until cold
  • I made some chocolate buttercream icing and spread over the bottom sponge, then place the second sponge on the top
  • Make the icing by putting the chocolate, butter and milk into a heatproof dish over a pan of simmering water and melt together. Let it cool for a short time.
  • Spread over the cake and the sides – you need to do this quite quickly before the icing starts to set and is too stiff to spreadchocolate birthday cake
  • Stick the chocolate fingers in the icing around the cake, be quick so the icing doesn’t set!
  • Decorate the top the top of your cake with your chosen confectionary.  I used Maltesers and some Milky Stars (as I ran out of Maltesers).chocolate birthday cake
  • Chill until the icing is set
  • This is delicious on its own but you can top it off and make into a dessert by serving with cream or ice-cream.  It is incredibly rich so you’ll only need a small slice at a time!

chocolate birthday cake

Until next time…Happy Baking!

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