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M&Ms; Chocolate Cake

By Littletallie

I mentioned in another post that it was my turn for “cake day” at work this Friday it’s also known as “Indulgence Friday”. I have to admit its one of my favourite days of the week. :)

What I decided to do this week was an M&Ms chocolate cake and chocolate whoopie pies (a bit chocolate overload really). Below is the recipe I used for my chocolate cake (I will put the whoopie pies in another post)

What you will need:

225g of unsalted butter

225g of caster sugar

4 medium eggs

175g of self raising flour

50g cocoa powder

2 Bags of chocolate M&Ms

Chocolate ganache (for icing please see my chocolate ganache post, you will need to make this first before starting on the cake)

Equipment needed:

2 greased cake tins

a palette knife

an electric mixer 

baking paper (to line the cake tins)

a round cake board

and a cake turntable.

(The original recipe I found was in the cake decorating magazine please find the link in my blogroll)

1. First cream the butter and sugar together until they are light and fluffy.

2. Next add the eggs in one at a time mixing after each one.

3. Add half the flour and cocoa powder into the mixture mixing well and then add the rest doing the same again. (If it dries add a little bit of warm water).


4. Divide the mixture into  2 greased round cake tins (I personally used the spring foam ones) and smooth down using the back of a tablespoon. Then bake it in the oven for about 20-25 minutes or when a cake tester comes out clean.


Next comes the fun part!

5. After leaving to completely cool on a cooling rack smother one half with chocolate butter cream and sandwich the other half together.


6. Make the chocolate ganache first before the cake (please see below) and leave it to completely cool before icing. Add it to the cake and smooth it out using a palette knife. (It can get quite messy). Next put it back in the fridge for about an hour or so, so the ganache can properly set.

7. For the very last step I personally decorated it with M&Ms but you could use chocolate buttons, smarties or anything like that. I put them around the outside and around the edges but you can do whatever you like.

The finished result!



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