Chocolate Fudge Cake – Gluten Free

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This cake is a long time family favourite from the Family Circle Favourite Cake Recipes book.

Recently, we have adapted the Chocolate Fudge Cake to be Gluten Free and here is the recipe.

Ingredients

Cake

  • 125gm butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 2/3 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 cups gluten free plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • pinch salt

Icing

  • 125gm butter
  • 2 1/2 cups icing sugar, sifted
  • 3 tablespoons cocoa
  • 3 tablespoons hot water

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 160’C and prepare two 20cm round cake tins.
  2. Beat butter until light and creamy. Add sugar, eggs and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy.
  3. Mix cocoa with hot water to form a paste and gradually add to the cake mixture.
  4. Combine milk and vinegar to sour.
  5. Sift together flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Add to cake mixture alternately with sour milk. Stir to combine.
  6. Pour mixture evenly between the two prepared cake tins and bake for approximatley 30 minutes or until cooked through. Allow the cakes to cool in their tins for ten minutes and turn onto racks allowing to cool completely.
  7. Whilst the cakes are baking, prepare the icing by beating butter until light and creamy.
  8. Mix cocoa with hot water to form a paste and add to the butter alternately with the icing sugar.
  9. Cover the cake with the icing, including a layer between the two cakes.

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How To Make a Batman Birthday Cake

Enlight2When I asked my nephew what sort of cake he wanted for his 3rd birthday he told me wanted a Batman Cake. How on earth was I going to make a Batman Cake? After thinking and searching images on Google I came up with a design and I thought I would share it with all of you!

Here is how I did it:

  1. Bake 2 cakes – I used this Gluten Free Butter Cake recipe and added yellow food colouring gel to the mixture.
  2. Make up a small amount of icing and spread on the top of one cake and join the 2 cakes together.
  3. Using ready to roll fondant icing, add some blue food colouring gel and knead until the colour is even, adding extra food colouring as required.
  4. Roll out the food colouring into a circle large enough to cover the top and sides of the cake.
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 with black and yellow food colouring gels to make buildings and a Batman logo.
  6. Decorate with some Batman Lego Duplo.

My nephew was very impressed with his Batman Cake.

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I think it turned out quite well for my first time working with fondant icing. What do you think?

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