Smarties cake

Smarties cake

Based on 67 ratings

Difficulty

Easy 👌

Preparation

45 min

Baking

35 min

Resting

0 min

Ingredients

2Servings
70 g
all-purpose flour
tsp
baking powder
tsp
salt (divided)
14⅛ g
cocoa powder (divided)
60 ml
whole milk (divided)
53⅓ g
sugar
eggs
40 ml
vegetable oil
tsp
vanilla extract (divided)
28⅓ g
butter
58⅓ g
powdered sugar
butter for greasing
smarties for decoration
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Utensils

mixing bowl, oven, cake pan (25 cm/10 in.), whisk, parchment paper, rubber spatula, stand mixer or hand mixer with beaters, cooling rack, offset spatula

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Nutrition per serving

Cal660
Fat34 g
Protein8 g
Carb88 g
  • Step 1/7

    Butter cake pan and line bottom with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 175°C/350°F. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt and set aside.
    • 70 g all-purpose flour
    • tsp baking powder
    • tsp salt
    • mixing bowl
    • oven
    • cake pan (25 cm/10 in.)
    • whisk
    • parchment paper

    Butter cake pan and line bottom with parchment paper. Preheat oven to 175°C/350°F. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt and set aside.

  • Step 2/7

    Whisk together cocoa powder, some of the milk, and some of the sugar until smooth.
    • 3⅓ g cocoa powder
    • 10 ml whole milk
    • tbsp sugar
    • mixing bowl
    • whisk

    Whisk together cocoa powder, some of the milk, and some of the sugar until smooth.

  • Step 3/7

    Beat eggs and sugar together until smooth. Stir in oil, some of the milk, and vanilla extract.
    • eggs
    • 50 g sugar
    • 40 ml vegetable oil
    • 40 ml whole milk
    • tsp vanilla extract
    • rubber spatula
    • stand mixer or hand mixer with beaters

    Beat eggs and sugar together until smooth. Stir in oil, some of the milk, and vanilla extract.

  • Step 4/7

    Fold in dry ingredients and mix until smooth.

    Fold in dry ingredients and mix until smooth.

  • Step 5/7

    Transfer approx. half of batter to chocolate mixture and stir until combined and uniform. To create stripes, first spoon about 2 tablespoons of vanilla batter into center of cake pan. With a clean spoon, scoop same amount of chocolate batter directly onto center of vanilla batter. Continue alternating batters in this way until all of it is used. Bake for approx. 35 – 40  min., or until toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean. Let cake cool for 15 min. before turning out of pan. Let cool completely on cooling rack.
    • cooling rack

    Transfer approx. half of batter to chocolate mixture and stir until combined and uniform. To create stripes, first spoon about 2 tablespoons of vanilla batter into center of cake pan. With a clean spoon, scoop same amount of chocolate batter directly onto center of vanilla batter. Continue alternating batters in this way until all of it is used. Bake for approx. 35 – 40 min., or until toothpick inserted into center of cake comes out clean. Let cake cool for 15 min. before turning out of pan. Let cool completely on cooling rack.

  • Step 6/7

    In a large bowl, cream some of the butter and cocoa powder until smooth and uniform. Stir in half of powdered sugar and salt, then add milk. Beat mixture on high speed, then add second half of powdered sugar. Beat until light and fluffy. Stir in some of the vanilla extract.
    • 28⅓ g butter
    • 10⅞ g cocoa powder
    • tsp salt
    • 58⅓ g powdered sugar
    • 10 ml whole milk
    • tsp vanilla extract
    • offset spatula
    • rubber spatula
    • stand mixer or hand mixer with beaters

    In a large bowl, cream some of the butter and cocoa powder until smooth and uniform. Stir in half of powdered sugar and salt, then add milk. Beat mixture on high speed, then add second half of powdered sugar. Beat until light and fluffy. Stir in some of the vanilla extract.

  • Step 7/7

    Frost cooled cake with buttercream and cover in Smarties by gently pressing the candies into buttercream.
    • smarties for decoration
    • offset spatula

    Frost cooled cake with buttercream and cover in Smarties by gently pressing the candies into buttercream.

  • Enjoy your meal!

    Smarties cake

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