‘i Can’t Believe You Made That’ Cake


  • vegetable oil or oil spray

  • 200g/7oz butter, softened

  • 200g/7oz caster sugar

  • 4 free-range eggs

  • 140g/5oz plain flour

  • 60g/2½oz cocoa powder

  • pinch salt

  • 2 tsp baking powder

  • 400g/14oz plain, milk, or white chocolate cigarillos (about 75–80 in total)

For the buttercream
  • 250g/9oz butter, softened

  • 500g/1lb 2oz icing sugar

  • 100g/3½oz good dark chocolate (at least 70 per cent cocoa solids), melted and slightly cooled

For the decoration
  • fresh flowers, for a Christening cake

  • strawberries or raspberries, for the girls

  • figs, quartered, for the boys


This Cake Is Dramatic, Delicious And Versatile: Decorate With Fresh Flowers For A Christening Or Wedding Cake, Top With Strawberries Or Raspberries...

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