Chocolate Lovers Cake....Part 2 The Recipe!

I've now got a little more time to sit at my laptop and give the recipe for the Chocolate Lovers Cake I made.

Chocolate kit kat cake

It went down so well...pardon the pun...and everybody loved it! 
Like I said in Part 1 I've seen quite a few examples of similar cakes recently that gave me the inspiration. 
Here are just a few of some that I've found..

And there are lots more...
So I'm certainly not the 1 to have come up with this idea,there a many out there.
But the possibilities...well,I've got a few ideas that I plan to play with!
Now for the recipe!
The cake is my favourite chocolate cake to make and i found it in Rachel Allen Bake

For the cake
125g dark chocolate
3tbsp milk
150g butter,softened
150g caster sugar
3 eggs
200g plain flour
1tbsp good quality cocoa powder (I use Bournville)
1tsp baking powder
1/4tsp bicarbonate of soda

For the buttercream frosting/filling
(adapted from joy of baking)
120g milk chocolate...or dark if you wish
150g unsalted butter,softened
160g icing sugar,sifted
1 1/2tsp vanilla extract

For the decoration
18...Yes 18! 2 finger kit kats
1 kit kat chunky
185g bag of maltesers (the large bag)

Preheat the oven to 180 or gas mark 4. Grease and line 2 8inch cake tins and set to 1 side.
Place the chocolate and the milk in a bowl sitting over a saucepan of gently simmering water 
and let it melt. Then when it has,set it aside and move to the next step.
Beat the butter until its very soft then add the caster sugar and continue to beat,
until the mixture is pale and fluffy. 
Add the eggs, one at a time, then fold in the melted chocolate. 



In a separate bowl,sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and the bicarbonate of soda, and whisk it around a little,then add this to the chocolate mixture. 



Now divide it between the two tins and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, 
or until a skewer inserted into the middle of each cake comes out clean. 
Remove the cakes from the oven and allow to sit for five minutes before turning them out of their tins and placing them on a wire rack to cool.


While the cakes are cooling,whip up the amazing chocolate fudge frosting. 
That frosting that's going to fill the cake too! 
As earlier,place the chocolate in a bowl sitting over a saucepan of gently simmering water 
Remove from heat and let cool a little to about room temperature.
While it cools,beat the butter until smooth and creamy. I used my electric whisk...as usual. 
Then add the sugar and beat until it is very pale and fluffy.
Add in the vanilla extract and beat that in too. 
Now pour in the chocolate and on low speed whisk it up until its all combined together. 
Turn up the speed to high and beat until frosting is smooth and glossy.
It only takes a minute or 2 and it thickens as you whip it.

Next task is to resist eating the fudgey frosting from the bowl....its for the cake! tut tut!
Now,putting it all together...the best part. Apart from eating it obvs!
Place the bottom layer on your chosen stand,and layer the whole thing with the frosting.
Sides too!
Then put the top layer...well...on top.
I used foil to cover the stand...me + frosting = mess :)

Now cover the whole of this layer too.
Don't worry if it isn't smooth. 
It doesn't matter because at the end hardly any of the cake will be seen.

Start to add the kit kat fingers,i kept them as 2...around the sides of the cake.


Until the whole of the sides are just a kit kat fest!
Some had blemishes on them,but it was too late to get more ( ...nobody noticed except me)
Now a confession...uh oh...just kidding it isn't that bad.
I actually planned to use the 2 finger variety around the whole cake.
Would you believe i was 1...1! short!
I just so happened to have 1 of the chunky variety to hand and so used that. Phew.
This is where hubby helped (battled with) me.
It was a bit taller than the rest and so he wanted to cut it level,i thought it looked fine.
He won! 
Anyway...next the maltesers. Just pour them onto the top and let them roll into place.
There's no right or wrong here.
I actually liked that they didn't completely cover the top of the cake.
You can see the yummy chocolatey fudgey frosting,and because its paler than the rest of the chocolate...
you can see what i mean.


Tie a pretty ribbon around...

Chocolate kit kat cake

stand back and admire!

Chocolate kit kat cake

Chocolate kit kat cake

A great looking cake that could be adapted in so many ways.
I've seen them covered in all kinds of different sweets and colours and the cake could be any you like.
Let me know if you have a go,id love to see!
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12 comments:

  1. Hi, Paula! Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my blog! I have to say, though... my cake may be impressive, but I would rather eat yours! Mmmm... chocolate! I am not really a white cake fan... but it was so cute!

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  2. Youre very welcome,ditto about white cake but it comes in handy! It looked so good :) Thank you for coming by!

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  3. You are so clever! It looks like a lot of work. :)

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  4. Awww :) Not too much work really. I really enjoyed making this...1 malteser for the cake,1 for me!(Not really)

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  5. The cake is coming to you very well. Though I do I copy!!!!!!!!!!!

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  6. This looks so good.. I imagine it to be gigantic so I could jump in like a swimming pool and eat it all :)

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  7. Wow, this looks amazing! Thanks for sharing :) I might just have to make this for my little chocolate lovers birthay tomorrow.

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  8. @ miss_saraa...that made me laugh! Thank you! :)

    @Pop...oooh id love to see photos if you make it!

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  9. Wow, looks amazing! How long would you say this would last? And would you store in a fridge if you were making the day before an occasion?

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  10. Thank you! I'm actually making this cake again on Monday for someone who wants it on Tuesday so yes making it the day before and storing in the fridge is absolutely fine.This 1 was gone the day I made it but Id say it would be fine for at least 3 or 4 days. It would be fine after that too (my personal max is 1week,if they aren't eaten 1st!)but the cake itself may start to become a little dry.Hope that helps :)

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  11. Omg, I L O V E this cake!
    I really have to try it! :-)
    Keep blogging - I love your blog SO MUCH!

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