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Easy but impressive cake

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Emphasise Wed 29-Mar-17 21:34:06

I have a special occasion coming up and plan to make cake for work.

One will be this Pimms cake which I've made before and is lovely.

I need to serve 30, so need another similar one. I like this one because it's pretty but doesn't require any artistic talent to decorate.

mydietstartsmonday Wed 29-Mar-17 21:36:07

Guinesss cake absolutely delish

PurpleDaisies Wed 29-Mar-17 21:36:20

You could make a basic chocolate cake, fill it with chocolate buttercream and cover it with malteasers like this.

Emphasise Wed 29-Mar-17 21:39:07

Pimms cake

NannyR Wed 29-Mar-17 21:42:18

I'd go for a simple chocolate cake topped with ganache, easy to make but if you use good quality dark chocolate it will taste great.

AtleastitsnotMonday Wed 29-Mar-17 22:09:33

A bîg carrot cake with cream cheese frosting decorated with fondant carrots and chopped walnuts. Fairly fail safe, it's difficult to make a dry carrot cake!

Emphasise Wed 29-Mar-17 22:10:06

I can make carrot cake, not at all sure about fondant carrots though grin

Piffpaffpoff Wed 29-Mar-17 22:11:44

Nigella Nutella cake - spectacularly easy and spectacular looking.

RumbleRoar Wed 29-Mar-17 22:16:14

There are loads of cakes on this blog. Everyone I've made has turned out great. The biscoff one is really tasty, and the crunchie one went down well too

piefacedClique Wed 29-Mar-17 22:16:54

Jamie olivers lemon meringue cake. Bloody amazing! Really doesn't need the merengue topping in my opinion!

littlemissneela Wed 29-Mar-17 22:27:20

As already mentioned by mydietstartsmonday, Nigellas Guinness cake is always a hit. Plus, its easy to slice thin slices and serve lots of people as you don't need much.

RumbleRoar Wed 29-Mar-17 22:28:24


mainlywingingit Wed 29-Mar-17 23:12:19

Chocolate coca cola cake- delish and moist

Blondie1984 Thu 30-Mar-17 00:06:42

I would do a Brooklyn Blackout Cake - it looks spectacular, and is pretty simple to make - and best of all it doesn't require any artistic talent!!

MiladyThesaurus Thu 30-Mar-17 00:11:14

really easy chocolate cake

You can decorate it with aero bubbles, smarties or something similar to make it look even better. It's the easiest cake I've ever made and the ganache always comes out lovely and smooth and glossy (I'm not the most precise when baking, so this is impressive).

MrsChopper Thu 30-Mar-17 00:15:29

This one is nice and easy. The white chocolate cream is also amazing on a simple chocolate cake!

2017SoFarSoGood Thu 30-Mar-17 00:23:20

is by far the best chocolate cake I've had - and so easy to make! guests all in awe of it!

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