So I waited till the Friday (His Birthday was on Wednesday), and baked him a very very sinful chocolate cake. We were meeting a big group of friends, and what more of a celebration when we have groups of people sharing cake right?
I cheated with this recipe and used the Chocoholic’s Chocolate cake recipe from The Women’s Weekly. I crushed a packet of oreos (Sneaking a few in my mouth first), and added into the batter. The result was a smooth, chocolate cake with lots of bity bits.
Mini oreos were used to decorate the cake together with a packet of Maltesers! The crunch of the chocolate balls and tiny oreos makes it a delight!
250 grams butter melted
1 tablespoon coffee granules
1 1/2 cups of water
1 tsp vanilla extract
200grms dark choc
2 eggs beaten lightly
1 1/2 cups of self raising flour
1 cup of plain flour
1/4 cup of cocoa powder
1/3 cup cream
1 packet of oreos cookies crushed
1/2 packet of mini oreos (for decorations)
1 packet of Matesers (for decorations)
Preheat oven to 150 C. Grease and lined 19cm square cake tn.
Heat butter, coffee, water, sugar, extrac and half of dark choc in saucepan till it melts. Transfer to big bowl and cool for 20 mins. Stir in egg and sifted dry ingredients.
Pour mixture in pan. Bake for 1 hour. Stand cake for 15 mins then turn top side up onto rack to cool.
Combine cream and dark choc in small sauce pan. Stir till the ganache is smooth. Refrigerate for 1 hr till it becomes firm. Spread choc on cooked cake. Decorate with mini oreos and maltesers.