Showstopper – Hannah’s death by chocolate birthday cake

There seem to be a lot of birthdays at work at the moment!

Hannah requested a chocolate cake for hers so I decided to make this one decorated with Cadbury’s chocolate fingers and Maltesers

I used Nigella’s chocolate cake recipe which has soured cream in it. I added some milk to the batter as it was quite thick.

http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/old-fashioned-chocolate-cake-119

  
I sandwiched the cakes together with raspberry jam and then covered the top and sides with ganache. I used 300ml double cream with 200g dark chocolate and 100g milk chocolate. Here’s a good article on how to make and use ganache:

http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-ganache-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-41099

  
Then I used a mix of white and milk chocolate fingers and placed them around the edge, put Maltesers on the top and tied it with a ribbon!

   
 

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