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Halloween Chocolate Cake

Cakes & Brownies
Halloween Chocolate Cake
Difficulty Medium
Serves 8
Time 3 hours
Contains egg Yes

Ingredients

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For the Halloween Cake

  • AP flour
  • Cadbury Cocoa Powder Buy
  • baking soda
  • baking powder
  • caster sugar
  • salt
  • oil
  • buttermilk
  • coffee or water
  • eggs
  • Vegetable oil
  • Vanilla extract
  • Roasted almonds (chopped)
  • Cadbury Dairy Milk Silk (chopped) Buy

For the frosting

  • Whipped cream
  • Orange gel food colour
  • Fresh cream
  • Cadbury Dairy Milk Silk

For the Filling

  • Cadbury Roasted Almond Silk Buy
  • Roasted almonds (chopped)
  • Whipped cream in piping bag
  • Chocolate ganache (melted chocolate prepared earlier)

Steps

  1. Halloween Chocolate Cake Step 1
    01

    Measure the ingredients.

  2. Halloween Chocolate Cake Step 2
    02

    Sift all the dry ingredients in one bowl and set aside.

  3. Halloween Chocolate Cake Step 3
    03

    Grease and line 3 8-inch round pans with parchment paper. Set aside. Preheat oven to 180°C.

  4. Halloween Chocolate Cake Step 4
    04

    Measure the ingredients.

  5. Halloween Chocolate Cake Step 5
    05

    Mix buttermilk, coffee (or water), eggs, oil, vanilla extract in another bowl. Mix until well combined.

  6. Halloween Chocolate Cake Step 6
    06

    Add the wet mixture to the dry, whisk till combined.

  7. Halloween Chocolate Cake Step 7
    07

    Lastly, add the roasted almonds & Cadbury Dairy Milk Silk and gently fold, do not over mix.

  8. Halloween Chocolate Cake Step 8
    08

    Pour 1/3rd of the batter into one of the prepared pans. Repeat twice.

  9. Halloween Chocolate Cake Step 9
    09

    Bake for about 30-35 mins. Insert a toothpick in the cake. If it comes out clean, the cake is baked. Take the batter out.

  10. Halloween Chocolate Cake Step 10
    10

    Allow the cake to cool for 5-10 mins before taking it out of the pan, then cool on a wire rack.

  11. Halloween Chocolate Cake Step 11
    11

    Trim off the top of the cake if it is domed. Repeat this twice.

  12. Halloween Chocolate Cake Step 12
    12

    Measure all the ingredients for frosting.

  13. Halloween Chocolate Cake Step 13
    13

    Whip the cream in a chilled bowl till it forms stiff peaks. Keep 1 1/2 cup of whipped cream aside in a piping bag.

  14. Halloween Chocolate Cake Step 14
    14

    Add orange food colouring to the leftover cream and mix well.

  15. Halloween Chocolate Cake Step 15
    15

    Measure the ingredients for decoration.

  16. Halloween Chocolate Cake Step 16
    16

    Pour fresh cream in a pan. Heat slightly. Add Cadbury Dairy Milk Silk and let it sit for 5 mins, then gently stir till combined.

  17. Halloween Chocolate Cake Step 17
    17

    Measure the ingredients for filling. Take a turntable and put some whipped cream on it. Place a cake board on the turntable and spread some of the orange whipped cream.

  18. Halloween Chocolate Cake Step 18
    18

    Add Cadbury Roasted Almonds Silk along with some roasted almonds. Place another layer of cake and repeat.

  19. Halloween Chocolate Cake Step 19
    19

    Add whipped cream for the last layer. Smoothen using a cake scraper.

  20. Halloween Chocolate Cake Step 20
    20

    Spread the chocolate ganache prepared earlier on top of the cake, use a spoon to create drips along the edges.

  21. Halloween Chocolate Cake Step 21
    21

    Pipe the whipped cream to make ghosts and use the melted chocolate to make eyes. Done!