Recipe by Cadbury
Owl cake recipe
Preheat the oven to 180C fan/160C and line your cake tin with greaseproof paper. Cream together the sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Slowly add the eggs with 2 tbsps of flour to prevent it from curdling. Then add the remaining flour, baking powder and cocoa powder. Mix until combined.
Pour the cake batter into your prepared tin and place in the centre of the oven for 30 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean when placed in the centre of the cake. Place on a cooling rack for five minutes, then remove the cake to cool fully.
Meanwhile, make the icing. Melt the chocolate and cream together in a bain marie (a bowl over a pan of simmering water, being careful not to allow the bowl to touch the surface of the water).
Once melted, remove from the heat and add a knob of butter, stirring until combined. Leave to cool and thicken up until you have a good spreading consistency.
When you are ready to decorate, use a serrated knife to cut out an owl shape. (I would recommend using a drawn and cut-out stencil for this stage) Use the left-over sponge to create two wings and place on either side. Add a layer of icing until the whole cake is fully covered. Begin by placing two giant buttons as eyes, then two white chocolate buttons for the pupils. Create a beak by using a Cadbury's Maynards mix-up raspberry jelly.
Using your fingers, crush up the chocolate flakes (I like to do this whilst the flake is still in its sealed packaging) and use to cover the wings, the ears and around the owl's face to create a feathery look. Finally, place layers of milk and white chocolate buttons for the owl's belly.
Slice and enjoy!
You will need:
a 20 cm square, loose bottomed cake tin
200 g caster sugar
200 g unsalted butter , softened
140 g self raising flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
4 tbsp Cadbury Bournville Cocoa powder
4 medium eggs
For the icing:
100 g Cadbury's Bournville dark chocolate
100 ml double cream
a knob of butter
For the decoration:
2 Cadbury's giant milk chocolate buttons
1 bag of Cadbury's white chocolate buttons
1 bag of Cadbury's milk chocolate buttons
1 Cadbury's flakes
1 Cadbury's Maynards mix-up raspberry jelly