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1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4

  • For the cake
  • - 225g/8oz plain flour
  • - 350g/12½oz caster sugar
  • - 85g/3oz cocoa powder
  • - 1½ tsp baking powder
  • - 1½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • - 2 free-range eggs
  • - 250ml/9fl oz milk
  • - 125ml/4½fl oz vegetable oil
  • - 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • - 250ml/9fl oz boiling water
  • For the chocolate icing
  • - 200g/7oz plain chocolate
  • - 200ml/7fl oz double cream
3.8/5 (33 Votes)

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Preheat the oven to 160C/fan 140C/gas 4

  • 325g butter
  • 325g plain chocolate
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 325g plain flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 450g light soft brown sugar
  • 5 large eggs
  • 300ml whole milk
  • For the icing:
  • 250g butter
  • 350g icing sugar
  • sieved
  • 50g cocoa
  • sieved
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • Decorations:
  • 8 giant white chocolate buttons
  • 2 packs milk chocolate buttons
  • 2 chocolate Flake bars
  • 60g yellow marzipan
  • 125g pack chocolate finger biscuits
  • candles (optional)
  • writing icing (optional)
2.5/5 (94 Votes)

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Roll out pizza dough

  • 1 roll of pizza dough
  • 200 grams of Nutella
  • 50 grams of unsalted butter
4/5 (12 Votes)

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Ideal to bring to parties, birthdays or family get-togethers

  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 100g chopped walnuts(optional)
  • 4 eggs beaten
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla esscence
  • 325g of caster sugar
  • 130g chocolate
  • 220g butter
  • 175g cream plain flour
4/5 (10 Votes)

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Position a rack in the middle of the oven

  • CAKE
  • 3/4 cup (100 g) all-purpose (plain) flour
  • 3 tbsp unsweetened dutch-process cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda (bicarbonate of soda)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup (200 g) granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract (essence)
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract (essence)
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) heavy (double) cream
  • FILLING AND FROSTING
  • 8 oz (225 g) white chocolate
  • chopped
  • 1 cup (240 ml) cold heavy (double) cream
  • 2 tbsp powdered (icing) sugar
  • 11/2 tsp vanilla extract (essence)
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract (essence)
  • 3 oz (85 g) bittersweet or semisweet (plain) chocolate
  • chopped
3.5/5 (11 Votes)

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Lovely choux pastry filled with cream and a chocolate ganache drizzle

  • For the choux pastry
  • 200ml/7fl oz cold water
  • 4 tsp caster sugar
  • 85g/3oz unsalted butter
  • plus extra for greasing
  • 115g/4oz plain flour
  • pinch salt
  • 3 medium free-range eggs
  • beaten
  • For the cream filling
  • 600ml/1 pint double cream
  • 1 orange
  • zest only
  • For the chocolate sauce
  • 100ml/3½fl oz water
  • 80g/3oz caster sugar
  • 200g/7oz good-quality dark chocolate
  • broken into pieces
2.7/5 (59 Votes)

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this is my recipe i have been using for years

  • 175g softened butter
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 30ml milk
2.6/5 (53 Votes)

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Preheat oven to 180oC. Grease the pan with butter

  • Cake:
  • 245g self-raising flour
  • 400g white sugar
  • 75g unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 tp baking powder
  • 1/2 tp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tp vanilla extract
  • 240ml milk
  • 240ml water/coffee
  • 120ml oil
  • Icing:
  • 180g dark chocolate
  • 226g butter
  • 1 1/2 tp vanilla extract
  • 230g sifted icing sugar
3.5/5 (17 Votes)

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1.For the dark chocolate crispy cakes, melt the butter, cocoa, chocolate and syrup together in a large bowl in the ...

  • For the dark chocolate clusters
  • 250g butter
  • cubed.
  • 2½ tbsp cocoa powder.
  • 150g plain chocolate.
  • 190g golden syrup.
  • 150g Rice Krispies.
  • 100g toffee popcorn
  • For the white chocolate clusters
  • 250g butter
  • cubed.
  • 2½ tbsp cocoa powder.
  • 200g white chocolate.
  • 190g golden syrup.
  • 150g Rice Krispies.
  • 100g toffee popcorn
  • To decorate
  • Star-shaped sequins.
  • Floristry wire (ask your florist nicely for a spare piece or order online)
2.5/5 (61 Votes)

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This chocolate cake has to be seen to be believed

  • 3/4 Cup Oil
  • 1 cup Castor Sugar
  • 4 Egg Yolks
  • 2 tsp vannilla essence
  • 4 tbls cocoa
  • 1 3/4 cake flour
  • 1 3/4 tsp. Baking Powder
  • Pinch of Salt
2.6/5 (46 Votes)

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Weigh the number of eggs you wish to use

  • Eggs
  • Butter
  • Self-raising Flour
  • Sugar
3.5/5 (11 Votes)

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A creation for the sweet toothed!

  • 100g plain flour
  • 20g cocoa powder
  • 140g caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 40g unsalted butter
  • 120ml whole milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
3/5 (7 Votes)

Spider-Man Birthday Cake

Spider-Man Birthday Cake Blogger Recipe

By TheGbMum, The Gingerbread Mum

For some reason (I’m trying to think of something other than laziness) it always takes me ages to blog about birt...

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