Monday, September 28, 2015

Recipe: Tutti Frutti Chocolate Birthday Cake

Every year, we would ask the kids what cake would they like for their respective birthdays. On Baby D's birthday wish list, he stated "chocolate" and "blueberries" as the criteria for his birthday cake.

Tutti Frutti Chocolate Birthday Cake

Yet again, Hubby was in-charge of baking the cake and I was to decorate it later. I found some cute digger candles in the bakery shop, which I thought the boy would like. Hubby made our trusted two layer chocolate cake recipe, which I sandwiched and topped with lots of fresh cream. The cake was decorated with chocolate chips in the centre, followed by blueberries and whole strawberries, and nicely finished with the digger candle in the centre.

Birthday boy loved his cake

We sang Happy Birthday 5x cos he wanted to blow the candles again and again ;P

Tutti Frutti Chocolate Birthday Cake
Recipe by Baby Sumo, adapted from here
Preparation time: 30-40 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Serves 8

For the cake
150g self-raising flour, sifted
25g good quality cocoa powder
175g unsalted butter, softened at room temperature
175g caster sugar
1 tsp baking powder
3 eggs
1-2 tbsp milk

For the whipped cream
200g whipping cream
1/2 tsp icing sugar

To garnish
100g blueberries
4 whole strawberries
2-3 tbsp chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 180°C/160°C fan. Grease and base line 2 x 18cm sandwich tins with baking paper.

2. In a large bowl, place flour, cocoa powder and baking powder and mix well.

3. Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until it is creamy and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Then, add the eggs one at a time, and beat well, repeat until all eggs are used. Mix in the flour mixture from Step 2. Add a little milk if the mixture is too stiff - it should fall easily off a spoon.

4. Divide the mixture between the two tins and level the surfaces of the cake mixtures.

5. Bake on the same shelf in the preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the sponge springs back when pressed.

6. Leave to cool for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Peel off the baking paper.

7. Using an electric mixer, whisk the cream until stiff. Place 1 cake layer on the cake board, then place 1/2 of the cream on the cake. Put the other cake layer on top, and finish off with the rest of the cream. Arrange chocolate chips in the centre (in a circle), then followed by the blueberries and strawberries.

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  1. Happy Birthday Baby D :)

    So nice leh the birthday cake.

  2. Lovely cake! Happy Birthday to Baby D....

  3. ayoh macam best, make for me too!

  4. Blow the candles FIVE times!!! LOL!!! That's hilarious! So cute, your boy.


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