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chocolate sponge birthday cake and fillings?

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lilly153 Thu 16-Jun-11 15:03:11

i no its probaly been asked loads but ive searched and cant find anything
im looking for a chocolate sponge suitable for making a novelty cake with and also recipies for ideal fillings for it
ive never made a cake in my life so simple but nice recipes blush
thank you in advance smile

cybbo Thu 16-Jun-11 15:09:21

If I was you I'd buy a nice plain chocolate cake and bung some bits on the top

Whats the theme?

lilly153 Thu 16-Jun-11 15:11:53

fireman sam lols have found a few tutorials on making a fire engine on youtube so thought i would do a trial run first

cybbo Thu 16-Jun-11 15:17:11

lifes too short get one of these personalised and bung it on his (shop bought) cake

lilly153 Thu 16-Jun-11 15:27:19

thanks for the advice but im actualy looking forward to it so will hang tight n hopefully somebody has some good recipes

cybbo Thu 16-Jun-11 18:33:04

OK will helpfully bump for you


piebald Fri 17-Jun-11 09:32:17

I think that if you search Nigella, she gives a recipe with buttermilk (i think) that she reckons is good for kids cakes, not sure which book maybe How to Eat look on her website

Playdohinthewashingmachine Fri 17-Jun-11 09:38:00

V simple choc sponge cake:

Blend 2 tbsps cocoa and 4 tbsps hot water and leave to cool
Once cool, add 225g soft butter, 225g caster sugar, 225g s/r flour, 4 eggs, 2tsps baking powder and beat well (I use a mixer)
Divide between 2 8inch sandwich tins and cook for 30 mins at 160c

Although you'd prob need square tins!

LostGirl Fri 17-Jun-11 09:42:05

Madeira cake works well if you are going to be 'carving' the cake into a shape as it contains slightly more flour which results in a firmer sponge. For fillings I use either vanilla or chocolate buttercream, chocolate ganache or just nutella.

justabigkidatheart Fri 17-Jun-11 10:15:27

Hi lilly153

Have a look at this thread over in food. Some fantastic ideas! x

lilly153 Sat 18-Jun-11 19:03:17

thanks, some great recipe ideas. that thread looks great justabigkidatheart will defo be trying some of these over next few weeks to test them out
thank you all

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