My children got to make a cake last night which the youngest child called a Chocolate Sweetie Ring Cake so I need to share the recipe as my recipe of the week for two reasons :-

  1. I haven’t added a recipe of the week for quite a while.
  2. As it was a real hit all round.

After my son had finished his homework on Wednesday night I decided to let him make a cake rather than cupcakes as there would be less mess. I prepped the ingredients into the mixing bowl of the standing mixer as I felt it was a bit safer for him to use rather than the handheld electric mixer. I shouted my son through and lifted him up to the front of the mixer, showed him what button to press and then we watched the machine work it’s magic and turn the gloopy ingredients into a deliciously smooth chocolate cake batter. My son loved seeing the whisk turning and he knew not to put his fingers in to the machine but I stayed with him the whole time so there was no risk of ant accidents happening. Once the batter was ready we transferred it to the glass ring mould ( my favourite Pyrex possession) and we placed it in the preheated oven.

The recipe for this Chocolate Sweetie Ring Cake is as follows:-

[lt_recipe name=”Chocolate Sweetie Ring Cake” servings=”12″ prep_time=”10M” cook_time=”25M” total_time=”35M” difficulty=”Easy” print=”yes” image=”” ingredients=”For the sponge:;8oz caster sugar;8oz soft spread;6oz self raising flour;2oz cocoa;4 eggs;For the topping:;100g milk chocolate;100g icing sugar;Sweets to decorate” ]Preheat the oven to Gas 4.;Lightly oil a glass ring mould.;For the sponge,;In a mixing bowl, weigh out the ingredients for the cake sponge.;Using either a standing mixer or a handheld electric whisk, mix the ingredients for form a smooth batter.;Transfer to the glass mould.;Bake for 30 minutes till well risen and springs back when touched.;Allow to cool before running a palette knife around the rounded outside edge of the mould. ;Turn onto a serving plate and the weight of the sponge will pull the cake out of the mould.;For the topping, ;Melt the milk chocolate in a glass bowl over a pan of boiling water.;Once the chocolate is melted, add the icing sugar and mix to a smooth consistency.;Pour over the cake.;Allow the children to decorate the cake with sweets.;Enjoy!![/lt_recipe]

This cake was delicious and moist and had the right amount of sweets and chocolate sauce to make it into something special as a treat for the family. It can be made gluten free by changing the type of flour used but I am not so sure about using egg replacer in the recipe so I would need to try this out sometime. It was nice to bake using eggs instead of the egg replacer as I feel like all I have been doing for the last few weeks has been experimenting with alternative ingredients. In fact I have missed traditional baking. 🙂

Now we are on the run up to Christmas I feel like the weeks are whizzing by and there is so much I need to try and get finished regarding my blog and webshop, as well as, all the recipe sites I am adding my recipes to and my books. Tomorrow, I will take a look at the nutritional information for this recipe and share it with you as well as some details about the equipment used and where to buy the different pieces of equipment from plus different flavour combinations you could try.