Ever since the boys were little they have always shown an interest in cooking. So we have started a our own weekly Bake off. WOW have they created some fantastic showstoppers.
This week we decided to have a Halloween themed Bake off. Toby decided on a spaceship which was three tiers and three different coloured sponged ( Will pop up the recipe for this one soon) Adam Made some rather scrumptious cookies.
Elliot absolutely blew us away with his creation which was a Halloween Graveyard Slab Cake. Here is how he did it.
For the cake
89g cocoa powder
220g self-raising flour
380g light brown muscovado sugar
180ml vegetable oil
2 egg whites
80g icing sugar
250ml single cream
190g dark chocolate, finely chopped
5 rich tea finger biscuits
100g double chocolate cookies
Sprinkles to decorate
To make the cake. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Tip the cocoa powder, self-raising flour and sugar into a large bowl, breaking up any clumps of sugar. Mix together the eggs, milk and oil in a measuring cup or bowl, then pour over the dry ingredients and stir everything together until smooth. Grease and line a deep baking dish (20 x 30 x 5cm) with baking parchment. Pour in the cake mixture and bake for 30 mins. Leave to cool, then turn out onto a serving plate. Alternatively, wrap well and store for up to 2 days.
Finish decorating the cake: heat cream in a pan until just boiling. Place the dark chocolate in a large bowl and pour over the hot cream. Stir until the chocolate melts. Use a clean brush to paint a layer of chocolate over the rich tea finger biscuits, then let cool. Pour the rest of the chocolate mixture over the cake and smooth over with a knife. We like to cover the sides with the mix too.
Whizz the chocolate cookies, or bash in a freezer bag with a rolling pin, until small crumbs form. Sprinkle over the top of the cake. You could just use Sugar or you could even just leave these off.