Mindy Belle

Life in the Country

Noah’s Ark Birthday Cake for Daniel

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Ingredients

650g unsalted butter
650g plain chocolate
(70% cocoa)
100ml very strong
coffee- espresso is
ideal
3 tsp vanilla essence
650g plain flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp bicarbonate of
soda
950g light soft brown
sugar
10 eggs
2 x 284ml/9½ fl oz
soured cream
Method
1.
Heat oven to 160C/fan 140C/gas
Butter, double-line and wrap the
sides of the 30cm deep-round cake
tin as before. Put the butter and
chocolate into a medium saucepan,
then stir over a low heat until melted
and smooth. Stir in the coffee and
vanilla.
2.
Sift the flour, baking powder and
bicarbonate of soda into the biggest
bowl you have
. Add the sugar,
breaking down any lumps with your
fingertips if necessary. Beat the eggs
and soured cream together in a jug
or bowl and pour into the flour mix.
Pour in the melted chocolate mix as
well, then stir with a wooden spoon
until you have a thick, even
chocolaty batter.
3.
Pour into the prepared tin and
bake for 2½ hrs – don’t open the
oven door before 2 hrs is up, as this
will cause the cake to sink. Once
cooked, leave in the tin to cool
completely. Wrap with cling wrap until you are ready to decorate.

Cook:
2 hrs, 30 mins
Plus cooling
Easy Serves 50

When the cake is cool trim sides into the shape of boat.

Using Duncan Hines creamy Home style Classic Chocolate frosting lay LCM snack bars to form a top and four on a angle for form the roof with a small piece of cake to fill the gap.

Using Duncan Hines Creamy Home style Classic Chocolate
frosting lay LCM snack bars to form the top and four on a angle to form the roof with a small piece of cake to fill the gap.

Cover the whole cake with frosting and roll out some lemon fondant for the roof trim to the shape before placing and trim the edges with flake chocolate bars

Cover the whole cake with frosting and roll out some lemon fondant for the roof trim to the shape before placing and trim the edges with flake chocolate bars

Finish off by sticking on icing animal faces and placing the animals on the deck.
Make the sea by using Royal icing mix and blue food dye sprinkle with Blue sugar crystal decorations.

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Enjoy !! Happy Birthday Daniel !!!

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