Thursday, 29 November 2012

Chocolate Dinosaur Cake

So it was my Godson Josh's 2nd Birthday last weekend and I couldn't resist making the cake for his Party -- I decided to go for a Chocolate Dinosaur Cake and to decorate it with Chocolate Butter Cream, Milk Chocolate Buttons and White Chocolate Chunks .... I'm not a huge fan of Fondant Icing - It looks extremely well but I just don't like the taste, so I tend to go for Butter Cream Icing to decorate ....



INGREDIENTS

CHOCOLATE CAKE

10oz/300g Dark Chocolate (chopped)
9oz/250g Butter
10oz/300g Caster Sugar 

4oz/110g Plain flour
6 eggs (lightly beaten)

CHOCOLATE BUTTER CREAM

4oz Butter
10oz Icing Sugar
2 tbsp Cocoa Powder

TO DECORATE


1 pack of Regular Milk Chocolate
1 pack of Giant Milk Chocolate Buttons
1 large bar of White Chocolate
1 White Chocolate Button
1 Chocolate Drop

CAKE

1) Preheat the oven to 160 C/ 325 F/ Gas 3
2) Line the bottom of your 8 inch cake tin with Grease Proof Paper
3) Grease the sides of the tin with melted butter
4) Put chocolate, butter and caster sugar in a  bowl over a pot of simmering water & stir until melted
5) Remove bowl from heat and stir in the lightly beaten eggs
6) Then fold in the sieved flour 
7) Pour the mixture into the cake tin and bake for 40-50 mins until the centre is set
8) Let the cake cool in the tin

CHOCOLATE BUTTER CREAM

1) Cream the Butter and the Icing Sugar with a mixer 
2) When creamed, add in the cocoa powder and continue to mix

ASSEMBLING THE CAKE

1) When the cake is fully cool, remove in from the tin and cut it as shown below ....



2) Then assemble the pieces as shown below again..... 
    (You can eat the 2 small pieces on the left now - yum)



3) One the cake is assembled, begin to spread the butter cream over the entire thing using a spoon and a knife
4) When the entire cake is covered, decorate all of it, apart from the head section with all of the chocolate buttons
5) Place the White Chocolate Button on for the dinosaur's eye and then place the chocolate drop on top
6) Cut 3 squares of the White Chocolate into triangular pieces for teeth
7) Use the remaining white chocolate squares as the dinosaurs spikes

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