Minecraft – Cake
- For the Cake:
- 200g / 1½ Cups Plain Flour
- 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
- 200g / 1 Cup Golden Caster/Superfine Sugar
- 200g / 1 Cup Butter (Room Temperature)
- 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 3 Medium Eggs (Room Temperature)
- 3 Tablespoons Milk
- For the Frosting:
- 100g / ½ Cup Dark Chocolate
- 25g / ¼ Cup Butter
- 150ml / ⅔ Cup Single Cream
- 100g - 200g / 1 - 1½ Cups Icing Sugar
- To Finish:
- White Ready-to-roll Icing
- Red Ready-to-roll Icing
Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget
Preparing the Cake:
Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Grease and line a 20x20cm square cake tin.
In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy
Beat the eggs and add them slowly to the butter and sugar along with the vanilla extract.
Sieve in the flour and baking powder then combine it gently into the mixture. Pour into the prepared cake tin and place in the oven for 20-25 minutes.
Once golden brown and springy, allow to cool and store in the fridge while you prepare the frosting.
Making the Frosting:
In a bain-marie, melt the chocolate, butter and cream together until smooth.
Allow to cool until the mixture thickens slightly, then slowly whisk in the icing sugar until the chocolate is light and fluffy. Allow to cool further before spreading onto the cake.
Making the Cake:
Once the cake has cooled, level it carefully then cut it into 4. You may want to use a cookie cutter or make a template so each piece is of equal size.
Take a portion as your base and add a little frosting to the top of it and layer another piece of cake for the top – set aside.
On a clean work surface, sprinkle some icing sugar and roll out the white icing to about 1 cm thick and cut a piece large enough to comfortably cover the cake.
Spread some frosting on top of the cake and then cover with the white icing. Trim the icing, then cut in the pattern. You may want to make a template and use scissors/scalpel.
Roll out the red icing to about 1cm thick like before and cut out 4 large and 6 small squares, arrange the red squares on top of the cake to match the Minecraft Cake.
Cut appropriately to serve. If you leave the cake you will have to return to the cake to continue eating it.
What you will need: Large mixing bowl, 20x20 square cake tin, small bowl, small pot, sieve, whisk, rolling pin, spatula, greaseproof/baking paper.