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Mother’s Day Chocolate Cake

A mother’s dream come true with chocolate overload for this cake! Especially wonderful that my kids helped to make it for me.

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Time to make

Skill Level

Easy

Serves

8 people

Baking ingredients

  • 180 g caster sugar
  • 100 ml rapeseed oil
  • 140 g self-raising flour
  • 1 egg
  • 40 g cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 175 ml milk

Decorating ingredients

  • 4 tbsp apricot jam
  • 250 g Renshaw Chocolate Flavour Ready to Roll Icing
  • 50 g Renshaw White Ready to Roll Icing
  • 20 g Renshaw White Royal Icing

Instructions

baking the cake:

Step 1

Make the chocolate cake by mixing together all of the cake ingredients.

Step 2

Bake in a pre-heated oven in a lined, greased round cake tin. It will need 25-30 minutes at 180°C/gas mark 4 until a skewer comes out clean.

Step 3

Once completely cool, mix a little water into the apricot jam and spread onto the cake as a crumb-coat.

covering the cake:

Step 4

Knead the Renshaw Chocolate Flavour Ready to Roll Icing on a clean, dry surface until pliable and has a smooth surface.

Step 5

Dust the work surface with a little icing sugar and start to roll the icing out, rotating often. Once wide enough to cover the cake, lift this over and smooth over the top and sides, gently pulling out pleats as you go.

decorating the cake:

Step 6

To make small roses for around the base of the cake, cut small strips of the chocolate flavour icing. Slightly flatten along one edge of the strip (length ways) then roll one end in towards the centre to make a simple rose shape. Place these around the base of the cake.

Step 7

To make the white flower, knead the white icing until pliable and roll this out. Use a star cutter and cut out 4 star shapes.

Step 8

Curl the edges of the stars upwards slightly and place them one on top of the other to resemble the layers of a flower. You may wish to add some silver balls in the centre. Place onto the cake using a little water.

Step 9

Mix your royal icing in the pot then add what you need to a piping bag. Select the nozzle you need depending on how thick or thin you would like the letters to be.

Step 10

Pipe the word 'mum' or 'mother' onto the cake.

Step 11

Relax and enjoy Mother's Day eating cake!