Discover our Owl Birthday Cake recipe, a delicious and fun to make chocolate sponge cake which the kids will adore.
- Cooking time1 hour 10 minutes
- Prep time45 minutes
- Servings12 portions
- 110g Stork with butter
- 150 ml semi-skimmed milk
- 220g caster sugar
- 175g plain flour
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon bicarbonate (or soda)
- 4 teaspoons lemon juice
- 50g cocoa powder
- 125g Stork with Butter
- 220g icing sugar, sifted
- 100g cocoa powder
- 1-2 tbsps milk
- 50g dark chocolate curls
- White sugarpaste
- Orange sugarpaste
- Dark chocolate crisp shell chocolates (Minstrels)
- A large cake board or serving plate.
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|Salt (g)||0.00 g|
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|Iron (mg)||0.00 mg|
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- Mix the milk and lemon juice in a jug. Put aside.
- Place Stork and sugar in a mixing bowl and cream together until light and fluffy. (approx 1 ½ min with electric hand mixer).
- Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Fold in dry ingredients until well blended.
- Stir in milk to the mix until smooth.
- Place the mix in a square greased and lined cake tin. Bake on middle shelf of oven 180°C, 160°C fan, Gas 4 for about 70 minutes.
- For the icing beat together the Stork with the icing sugar, and half of the cocoa powder (50g) adding a couple of tablespoons of milk to give a soft spreadable consistency.
- Trim the domed top from the cake. Add the icing to the cake to create the eyes and the bib of the owl using the cake template (see bakewithstork.com).
- Beat the remaining 50g of cocoa powder into the icing to darken it further, adding a little more milk if necessary.
- Use to coat the sides of the cake and to fill in the rest of the owl’s body. Use chocolate curls to create the wings and owls ears.
- Cut out 2 round circles from white sugarpaste and place into position on the owl eyes.
- Cut out an orange circle to make a bird beak.
- Add 2 round chocolates for the pupils of the eyes.