How To Make A Choc-Mint Surprise Cake

Last week on the blog, we shared Tiger’s 2nd birthday party and surprised you with his first big boy hair cut! This week’s post is all about his fabulous Choc-Mint Surprise Birthday Cake with a step-by-step guid on we made it!

How to make a choc mint surprise cake www.cherryandme.com

Chco-Mint Surprise Layer Cake www.cherryandme.comWe stated with 4 freshly baked round chocolate cakes. The cakes can be any shape or size as long as they are all exactly the same. To save time, we used a good quality packet mix.

Chco-Mint Surprise Layer Cake www.cherryandme.comThen I traced around a narrow glass to cut a hole in the centre of 3 of the 4 cakes. Leave one cake whole to place on the top layer.

Chco-Mint Surprise Layer Cake www.cherryandme.comI removed the centre and set aside. These little pieces wont be used, so eat, toss or make mini cakes!

Chco-Mint Surprise Layer Cake www.cherryandme.comNext we whipped up some “minty green butter cream” and stacked each layer with a generous dollop of icing between.

Minty Green Butter Cream Recipe:
250g softened butter
3 cups icing sugar
2 table spoons milk
1 table spoon peppermint essence
A few drops of green food dye
Using electric mixers, beat the butter in a bowl until pale and gradually add the icing sugar, milk, colour and mint essence until combine.

Chco-Mint Surprise Layer Cake www.cherryandme.comWe filled the central cavity with minty chocolate lollies! One for you, one for me!

Chco-Mint Surprise Layer Cake www.cherryandme.comChco-Mint Surprise Layer Cake www.cherryandme.comPress ’em down and pack as many in as you can!

Chco-Mint Surprise Layer Cake www.cherryandme.comThen we popped on the lid, (the uncut cake), to conceal the secret cavity and iced the outside with a thin cote of minty butter cream.

Chco-Mint Surprise Layer Cake www.cherryandme.com Chco-Mint Surprise Layer Cake www.cherryandme.com Chco-Mint Surprise Layer Cake www.cherryandme.comElle’s tip: Use a spatchelor or a plastic ruler to smooth out the icing

Chco-Mint Surprise Layer Cake www.cherryandme.comNow for a second layer of icing. Slap it on!

Chco-Mint Surprise Layer Cake www.cherryandme.comAnd rule it smooth

Chco-Mint Surprise Layer Cake www.cherryandme.comWe melted 2 cups of cooking chocolate and 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil over simmering water on the stove top.

Chco-Mint Surprise Layer Cake www.cherryandme.comI poured the warm delicious amazingness into a snap-lock bag and snipped a corner over the cake

Chco-Mint Surprise Layer Cake www.cherryandme.comDrizzle all over the top

Chco-Mint Surprise Layer Cake www.cherryandme.comI nudged the melted chocolate near the edges to naturaly cascade over the sides

Chco-Mint Surprise Layer Cake www.cherryandme.com Chco-Mint Surprise Layer Cake www.cherryandme.comLeave the cake in a cool place for the chocolate to set

Chco-Mint Surprise Layer Cake www.cherryandme.comThen we decorated with smashed minty lollies and a Tiger on top!

Chco-Mint Surprise Layer Cake www.cherryandme.com Chco-Mint Surprise Layer Cake www.cherryandme.comHappy birthday Tiger!!

Chco-Mint Surprise Layer Cake www.cherryandme.com Surprise!

Chco-Mint Surprise Layer Cake www.cherryandme.com Chco-Mint Surprise Layer Cake www.cherryandme.comWe’re getting good at this cake making thing… I wonder what we should make next? Leave a comment and share your ideas with us!

Click here to see how we made Cherry’s Rainbow Surprise Cake for her 4th birthday!

 

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