Sweetie Chocolate Cakes

Sweetie Chocolate Cakes

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  • Recipe difficulty: Easy
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  • Serves: Up to 6 people
  • Recipe course: Desserts

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Makes 6 cakes
Prep time 25 mins
Cooking time 30 mins

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C, 350°F, Gas Mark 4. Lightly oil and greaseproof paper base line 6 x 250ml (9 floz) individual metal pudding bowls.
  2. For the cakes: place all the ingredients in the bowl, fit the K beater and beat on speed min for approx 30 seconds. Increase to speed 2 for 1 1/2 minutes, until pale and fluffy, scraping if necessary. Divide between basins making a well in the centres. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 25-30 minutes, until well risen.
  3. Remove from the heat and allow to cool in the tins for 5 minutes. Turn out onto a wire rack and allow to cool completely. Cut off the tops to level, if necessary and turn upside down.
  4. For the icing: place all the ingredients in the bowl, fit the K-beater and beat on speed min for about 1 minute, increase to speed 1 and beat for 1 minute, until smooth, scraping if necessary. Spread over the cakes to cover completely. Tie a ribbon around each cake and decorate with sweets.

Ingredients

For the cakes:
175g (6oz) butter, softened
175g (6oz) caster sugar
3 eggs, beaten
150g (5oz) self raising flour, sieved
25g (1oz) cocoa powder, sieved
25g (1oz) plain chocolate, melted

For the butter cream:
225g (8oz) butter, softened
225g (8oz) icing sugar
100g (4oz) plain dark chocolate, melted
Ribbon, Smarties® and silver balls, to decorate

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