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Monday, 29 October 2012

Double Chocolate Celebration Cake

I've seen lots of these cakes around recently, many of them with multi-coloured Smarties or M&M's on the top, but when I saw Amanda's cake on Instagram, that she had made for her daughter using pink Smarties, I knew I had to make one like that for my Mum's birthday.

I used the same recipe as I had done for my Halloween cake, increasing the quantities slightly and substituting the potato and squash for pureed carrot, which kept the cake lovely and moist. As the chocolate frosting I used previously was a success I decided to go with that again and whilst shopping I discovered white chocolate spread so use that instead of the milk chocolate.


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Double Chocolate Celebration Cake

340g steamed & pureed carrot
225g Butter
340g Soft Brown sugar
6 Eggs
340g Self raising flour
45g Cocoa powder
2 tsp Bicarbonate of soda

Frosting
400g Full Fat cream cheese
240g White chocolate spread

Decoration
2-3 boxes of White chocolate fingers
2 large tubes of pink Smarties
  • Beat the carrot, butter and sugar together
  • Add the eggs one at a time, along with a tablespoon or two of flour with each egg
  • Sift in the remaining flour, along with the cocoa powder and bicarbonate of soda, mixing well
  • Pour into two greased and lined 8" sandwich tins and bake in a preheated 180° C oven for approx 30 minutes, until springy to touch
  • Leave to cool for 10 minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely
  • Beat the cream cheese & white chocolate spread together until smooth
  • When the cake has cooled sandwich them together using some of the frosting.
  • Spread the remaining frosting on the top and sides of the cake and decorate with the chocolate fingers and smarties
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