You probably won't believe this, but I'm not much of a cake person. I mean I love to make them, but I seldom eat more than the obligatory piece to check it turned out right... This cake however I think will have me eating at least a few pieces. It resembles somewhat of a toblerone style with the honey and chocolate combination, but it's so warm on tastebuds, you will be licking your fingers - that is, if you don't eat the cakemix first (Oh my, it's scrumptious!)
I like making cakes as gifts - there's something so loving about giving someone a cake I think. Someone who needs a lift or a special way to say thank you - it always put a smile on the face of whoever you give it to. I made two of these cakes (the recipe below is for one) one for us, and one as a gift... to give it a bit of Christmas cheer I used a cookie cutter and some royal orchard icing, and sifted pure icing sugar to decorate. I will also add some silver glitter just before I deliver it also.. looks magical that way.
The actual cake recipe is from www.taste.com.au
125g butter, softened
- Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease and line your cooking pan - you could use a lamington pan or large loaf pan, I used a small spring-form tin.
- Using an electric or stand mixer, beat butter and sugar until creamy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating after each. Add honey. Beat well.
Sift flour and cocoa over butter mixture. Fold into butter mixture until combined. Stir in milk until combined.
- Spoon into pan. Smooth surface.
- Bake for 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Stand in pan for 5 minutes. Turn onto a wire rack to cool.
- I cut the top off my cakes to make them flat, and freeze before icing, less crumbs! Turn cut top bottom down to decorate:
Melt 100grams of dark chocolate in the microwave, but breaking up, putting in a microwave safe bowl and microwaving for 1 minute on medium-low power setting. Stir, and repeat.
Add 2 tb of cream, stir.
Add 1/4 cup sifted pure icing sugar - this gives it a grainy texture - which I like if I'm adding glitter or icing sugar on top - but if you're not - omit.
Place overlapped squares of baking paper underneath the perimeter of your cake - this allows you to decorate on the serving plate, and remove the mess once decorate.
Pour entire icing on top of cake and smooth to edges and side. Use a knife run under hot tap to smooth if icng starts to set.
Remove paper and decorate as desired!
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