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Mar 25, 2010

Chocolate candy cake- kids birthday cake

chocolate candy cake
           It was my son's birthday last week. I bake so many cakes for my family and friends and I was secretly willing to bake one on my son's birthday too. Baking wasn't a problem , but I was scared of decorating it as I usually dont frost my cakes. I have frosted  a few before just for fun , but this time, I would be having guests at home for the birthday party. But one of my very good friends and my hubby encouraged me to go ahead with the baking telling me that I would learn that way. Well, then the rest is history.
      Due to lack of time, I used Betty crocker's chocolate mix for the cake. And I had to spend a couple of hours for decoration and my hubby gave me lot of ideas on how to do it. The decoration is not that great, but the guests loved the cake especially the kids who were overjoyed to see lot of candies on the cake.Some even asked me to make something like this for their birthdays. I was really happy with the outcome and am inspired to do many more in future and also take up a proper training on frosting cakes.

chocolate candy cake
Ingredients-
Betty Crockers chocolate cake mix- 1 packet
Eggs- 3
Vegetable oil- 1/2 cup
Water- 1+3/4 cup

Method-
Combine  all the ingredients and mix them well with a hand blender. Pour the batter in 2 8" greased cake pan. Bake the cake in a preheated oven at 150c for 30 minutes. Cool the cake properly before frosting.

Frosting the cake- You can see the picture above on how the cake was decorated.
I used chocolate cream cheese frosting . The recipe is as stated below-
Ingredients
Philadelphia Cream cheese- 1 pkg -8oz
Unsalted butter- p pkg- 4oz
Icing sugar- 3-4 cups
Cocoa powder- 3tbsp


Method-

Combine all the ingredients and beat with a hand blender until thick. Store in refrigerator till you use.
Apply the cream cheese frosting between the two cakes and then on the top and sides covering the whole cake. Place the cake in refrigerator for 30 minutes and then decorate with candies and chocolates as per your choice.

I am sending this cake along with my perfect chocolate cake recipe to Divya's best  chocolate cake event.

For the MEC- celeberating bloggers event hosted my Jayashree this month , an event started by Srivalli, I am sending two of my previous entries. Both the entries are from Jayashree's blog.
1. Microwaved kasi Halwa
2. Microwavi aka Tandoori Aloo

Reminder- I am hosting an event called cooking with pasta in creative saga. I hope you send me in your entries soon. Many thanks to the bloggers who have already send me their entries and will be happy to receive more from you.See details here.

31 comments:

Priya said...

Such a beautiful cake, love the way u have decorated and frosted ur cake with candies and cream cheese frosting, kids will definitely love this...awesome work Sowmya..

Tina said...

Beautiful cake dear...

Jayashree said...

The cake looks lovely, Sowmya. Thank you for the entries and thank you for choosing my recipes. Don't forget to send me a mail with a link to this post.

Supriya Nair said...

I am in love with this cake sowmya...luv the way yu have decorated it. Cool!

jayasree said...

Cake looks grogeous. I'm sure the the cake was a winner among the kids. Good job, Sowmya.

J said...

a sure shot hit with kids! btw me included..:)

Indrani said...

Cake looks really colorful and Yummy..even I wd love to have a piece of that cake..Happy belated b'day wish to ur son, Sowmya

Divya Kudua said...

Yum yum..I would love to have this on my birthday too..love the way you've adorned the cake with candies..:):)

notyet100 said...

yum this looks,...decoration looks awesome,..

Happy Cook said...

Wowo tha tis what i call a celebration cake, it looks so so yummy. Wish i could grab a huge slice.

nivedita said...

Beautiful Cake!!
When will I learn the baking!!!

Valarmathi said...

Beautiful cake, looks fantastic.

Soma Pradhan said...

Looks lovely dear

Vrinda said...

Delicious creamy cake..lov the decoration

Usha said...

That is such a beautiful cake, looks wonderful !

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

wow..drooling:)very nice and mouth-watering cake:)

RAKS KITCHEN said...

That sounds so gus and looks pretty as well :)

Laavanya said...

I can see why this got the kids so excited :) Lovely idea Sowmya.

Dershana said...

that cake looks just beautiful, sowmya! and belated birthday wishes to your son.

Swathi said...

Sowmya,

Cake looks good and nice with lot of candies.

Siddhi S said...

wow lovely cake swoumya...very innovative decor on it...loved it...looks so preety n tempting

Latha said...

Such a beautiful cake. Nice job.

Cham said...

That is a beautiful cake and hope he enjoyed his cake!

Suparna said...

hey sowmya,
belated wishes to ur son :)god bless
U've really taken efforts to dress up the cake :) cool! it looks perfect for a b'day party!
Enjoy
TC

Sush said...

great effort on the decoration Sowmya. Kids will definately love it. Also, belated wishes to your son.

chakhlere said...

Cake looks very yummy!! Loved the cany decoration very much.

Suhaina said...

Super cake, I like to have a slice please.

Preety said...

cake looks super delicious

SathyaSridhar said...

loooks superb dear,,, well presented.You got a nice space with superb recipes...thanks for sharing,,,take care n keep on smiling.Hv a nice weekend.

Ivy said...

Happy belated birthday wishes. Your son must have enjoyed the beautiful cake.

Pari said...

Hi! A great attempt to decoarate the cake, it's an eye candy for the kids.

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