This easy to make, Chocolate Smarties Cake, makes the ideal celebration cake. With two layers of chocolate sponge, filled and topped with a chocolate glaze, that is easy to slice when set and surrounded by chocolate fingers and rainbow coloured smarties.
10tubes38g each tube of smarties total approx. 380grams
3boxes of chocolate fingers biscuits
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Preheat the oven to 180 fan (assisted oven). Grease and line the base of 2 x 19cm Loose bottomed cake tins with baking parchment. If using them, start soaking your baking bands in cold water or use to manufacturers instructions.
Beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla extract and the eggs, one at a time adding a little flour between each one to help prevent curdling.
Add the sieved cocoa powder and the remaining flour. Mix until well combined.
Pour the cake batter evenly between each cake tin. Remember to wrap the soaked baking bands around the outside.
Bake in the centre of the oven for 20 - 25 minutes, or until baked, testing the centre of each cakes with a skewer until it comes out clean.
Leave in the tins to cool a little before turning out onto a cake rack to cool completely before filling and topping with the chocolate mixture.
Chocolate Filling and Topping
Melt the butter and chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water, until the mixture is nice and smooth with no lumps. Leave to cool a little, but not for long or the mixture will begin to set.
Place one of the cakes onto your favourite cake stand or plate. Carefully spread about ⅓ of the chocolate mix evenly over the top. Add the second sponge cake. Spread more chocolate over the top and sides of the cake.
Start to add the chocolate fingers around the edges of the cake. You will need to do this before the chocolate begins to set.
Spread any remaining chocolate evenly over the top of the already setting chocolate layer.
Before the chocolate sets completely, start to decorate with the coloured smarties.
TIPS AND FAQ'S
Ensure your hands are dry when decorating with smarties, as the colour could fade and discolour your hands if they are wet.
To avoid the chocolate fingers from falling off the cake, tie a pretty ribbon around them to keep the biscuits upright.
Separate all the coloured Smarties into individual bowls so that you can see how many you have. Press each one down a little to imbed itself firmly into the chocolate.
How long with a Smarties Cake Last?This cake will last for up to 3 days at room temperature.
How do you Stick Smarties onto a Cake?Cover your cake with melted chocolate and decorate with Smarties before the chocolate sets.