Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Bake Bake Bake! - Baking a chocolate cake with smarties for only £10.90! - Method and Ingredients! ♥

Aloha! Happy Wednesday! How's your week going so far? 

I'm trying to give you a few baking/cooking ideas that you could do for yourself, for family or for an occasion that may be coming up soon! 

So today I thought I'd share with you guys what you need to make a chocolate cake! There will be a few posts on chocolate cakes because I love to make each one different and they have different toppings. 

Ingredients ♥

200g (7 oz) - Self Raising Flour
225g (8 oz) - Caster Sugar
1 x 2.5ml spoon (½ tsp) - Salt
25g (1 oz) - Cocoa powder, sieved.
100g (4 oz) - Margarine
2 medium - eggs
5 x 15 ml spoon (5 tbsp) - Evaporated milk
5 x 15 ml spoon (5 tbsp) - Water.
Smarties (for decoration)
Chocolate (for decoration)

The ingredients should cost you a total of... £10.90! Which is such an amazing price! Below are all the ingredients I use that I have to go out and buy and how much they are from Tesco... (please read the above ingredients list for your cake)

- Cadbury Dairy Milk Fairtrade
(4 bars) - £1.79

Mcdougalls Self Raising Flour 500G - £0.78

Silver Spoon Caster Box 700G - £1.79

Cadbury Fair Trade Bourneville Cocoa 125G - £1.95

Flora Spread Light 500G - £1.80

Tesco Free Range Eggs Medium Box Of 6 - £1.38

Carnation Evaporated Milk 170G - £0.45

Smarties - 4 pack - £1.00

Method ♥
1. Preheat oven to 180ºC, 350ºF, Gas Mark 4.
2. Grease a 20.5 cm (8 inch) tin, which is not loose - bottomed as the mixture will run out.
3. Weigh out all the ingredients.
4. Mix the flour, sugar, salt and cocoa (make sure that the flour, cocoa and sugar have been sieved.)
5. Rub in the margarine.
6. In a cup beat the eggs and add the carnation evaporated milk and water.
7.  Stir in the egg mixture to the dry mixture and beat well.
8. Place the mixture in the tin you have prepared and bake for about 30-35 minutes.
9. Once baked check that the cake is cooked but putting a knife through the middle (if it comes out clean then it is done)
10. Get out the oven with oven gloves and wait to cool.
11. Once cool, melt some of the Cadbury's chocolate in a bowl either over the cooker or in the microwave then apply to the top of the cake. 
12. Finally add the smarties.

Before you put your cake in the oven.

When your cake has come out the oven.


Once it's decorated. I did this for my cousin's 22nd birthday but you can arrange the smarties however the want.

I hope you find this post helpful and thanks for reading!

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