I am a virtual novice when it comes to baking cakes so can I plead to you for help. I know there will be loads of threads on this but I'm short of time.
My DD's birthday is next week and she's having a party. I have seen a birthday cake I want to make and have bought the pack of icing to roll out and cover the cake and I know the design I want on it, it's pretty simple so hopefully no problems there. It has 3 layers.
However, I need a chocolate cake recipe - a foolproof one which requires simply things to be thrown in a food processor if possible. I have 2 nine inch cake tins and a fan electric oven if that is important! [clueless]
Also, when using roll out icing, do you cut out a circle for the top and then a long bit for the sides or just mould it over the sides?
Also, any other tips to stop me making a complete arse of this cake would be much appreciated! I'm going to do a trial run tonight and ice it tomorrow, hence the haste.
7oz each of butter and caster sugar. 3 large eggs. 5 oz self raising flour, 2oz coco powder. Teaspoon of baking powder. You can bung it a all in together a nd whisk it up. Pour into the two tins evenly and bake at 180 for about 30 mins. Or until a sharp knife of skewer comes out of the cake clean
Hi all, just a quick update, I used the good food link above and bought 2 20cm tins for it, it turned out lovely! My icing cracked a little when I moulded it over the sides of the cake and was a bit messy where there was an overlap, any further tips??