Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Beautiful Mermaid Cake in Chocolate Flavor

First birthday chocolate cake recipe just need to be special to attract the attention of young eyes. Here is a fantastic mermaid first birthday cake recipes that you can make at home and surprise your little guests.

Items needed:

- 600 grams of white chocolate (any brand you like)
- 400 grams of unsalted butter at room temperature
- 500 ml of milk
- 2 teaspoons of salt
- 330 grams of castor sugar
- 4 teaspoons of vanilla extract
- 4 large eggs
- 200 grams of self raising flour
- 300 grams of plain flour

For the decorations:

- 3 cups of grated white chocolate
- 1 toy mermaid
- 3 jelly pipes
- 1 packet of blueberry jelly
- 1/2 cup of chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup of chocolate shavings
- 1 cup of jelly beans


- Preheat the oven to 160 degrees Celsius.
- Grease and flour two cake pans: One 19cm round and one 23cm round.
- In a heavy bottom saucepan, take the milk, butter, sugar, salt and chocolate and heat at very low heat. Stir continuously to get a smooth mix.
- Remove from heat and cool for 15-20 minutes.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the eggs till they are slightly fluffy and add the vanilla extract.
- Pour the chocolate mixture in the eggs and stir continuously to avoid any lumps.
- Sift the flours together and add them to the chocolate-egg mix. Add a small amount at a time and mix well. This will ensure even mixing and there will be no lumps in the batter.
- Pour the batter in the prepared pans.
- Bake the cakes for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Insert a knife in the middle of the cake and if it comes out without any batter on it the cake is done.
- Take the cake out of the oven and let it cool.
- Prepare the blueberry jelly according to the packet instructions but only use 2/3 the amount of water that is mentioned. Let the jelly cool but not set.
- Place the big cake on a cake stand.
- Make a 3-inch hole in the center of the smaller cake and place the cake on the big cake.
- Melt the white chocolate on a double boiler and pour it over the cakes covering from all sides.
- Let the chocolate set.
- Pour the cooled jelly in the cavity and insert the jelly pipes.
- Seat the toy mermaid on the edge of the pool.
- Decorate the sides of the cake with chocolate chips, chocolate shavings and jelly beans.

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