Menz FruChoc Surprise Cake

60
60
12
Medium
Menz FruChoc Surprise Cake

Ingredients

For the sponge
For the mousse
For the syrup

Method

  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 175°C.

  • Step 2

    Grease and line 2 x 30cm round spring form pans with baking paper.

  • Step 3

    With an electric mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

  • Step 4

    Add eggs, two at a time and continue to beat.  

  • Step 5

    Add half of the flour, and half the milk, beat until combined and repeat using the last of the flour and milk.  

  • Step 6

    Once combined, remove a little more than half of the batter to a separate mixing bowl.
    Add the food colouring to the remaining batter and mix until the cake batter resembles a light orange colour. 

  • Step 7

    Pour orange mixture into one cake tin. Set aside.

  • Step 8

    Add cocoa powder to the remaining batter in mixing bowl and mix until combined. 

  • Step 9

    Pour chocolate mixture into second cake tin. Set aside.

  • Step 10

    Bake one cake at a time, at 175°C for 60 mins, checking at the 50 min mark by inserting a skewer in the middle of the cake.

  • Step 11

    Once baked, remove from the oven and set aside for 5 minutes in the pan.
    Turn out onto a wire rack to cool. 

  • Step 12

    Bake second cake again at 175°C for 60 mins, checking at the 50 min mark by inserting a skewer in the middle of the cake.

  • Step 13

    Once baked, remove from the oven and set aside for 5 minutes.

  • Step 14

    Once the cake is cooled, place in the fridge for at least 2 hrs, as this makes cutting the cake much easier.

  • Step 15

    Melt the chocolate in a bowl over simmering water.

  • Step 16

    Once melted, set aside to cool slightly. 

  • Step 17

    While chocolate is cooling, whip the cream with an electric mixer until light and fluffy.
    Add the chocolate and stir through with a spoon. 

  • Step 18

    Cover and set in the fridge for at least 1 hour.

  • Step 19

    While cake is cooling, and mousse is setting make your sugar syrup by placing the sugar, water and jam in a saucepan and heat to dissolve.

  • Step 20

    Stir to combine, set aside.

  • Step 21

    Slice the chocolate sponge in half to form two layers.

  • Step 22

    Taking the bottom layer, spread the top of it with syrup followed by an even layer of mousse 

  • Step 23

    Using a knife and saucer, cut a hole from the second layer of cake.

  • Step 24

    Place sponge on top of the bottom layer, repeating the syrup and mousse process again.

  • Step 25

    The third layer also needs a hole in the centre, so repeat step 3, followed by step 4.

  • Step 26

    Once completed, you will need to fill the centre of your cake with 350g of Menz FruChocs. 

  • Step 27

    Once the Menz FruChocs are level with the third layer of sponge, place the final layer of cake on top. 

  • Step 28

    Cover entire cake with remaining mousse, working it down the sides of the cake. 

  • Step 29

    Watch the reactions on your guests faces, as you cut, serve and reveal the surprise! 

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Menz FruChocs Milk

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