Friday, 1 June 2012

Jubilee school cake sale

It was the monthly cake sale at school today. I decided to go all out and make a Union flag cake and some chocolate crunchie cakes.

Union cake method

Make a 5:4:4:2 cake mix, using 3 eggs, so it becomes 7.5:6:6:3 with 1 tsp vanilla extract added.
Pour into a 9"x7" lined baking tin and bake at 180c for around 30 minutes until a toothpick poked in comes out clean and the cake is light brown on top.

Make a batch of icing, using 3 tbsp cream cheese, 1 tbsp butter, 1 tsp vanilla and enough icing sugar to make a soft consistency. Split the icing into 3 bowls and add blue food colouring to one and red to another. Use icing bags to pipe the icing into the flag design once the cake is cool. I used a flat icing nozzle to make the icing lines reasonably neat and flat.

Chocolate crunchie cake method

Make up a batch of simple chocolate cake mix and add about 100g of dairy-free "milk" chocolate chips.
Spoon the mix into 12 large cupcake cases and bake at 180c for around 18 minutes, until cooked through. Leave to cool in the tin.
When cooled, melt together 100g dairy-free "milk" chocolate and 50g dairy-free dark chocolate.
Spoon a dessert spoon of melted chocolate onto the top of each cake and sprinkle honeycomb pieces on top.

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