A monster dark chocolate Halloween cake topped with Moser Roth Truffles, blueberries and blackberries.

  • Serves: 12 people
  • Prep time: 30 minutes
  • Cooking time: 35 minutes
    • British
    • Vegetarian

    Halloween Showstopping Dark Chocolate Cake

    Recipe Information

    Ingredients
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    3 x 20cm Loose Bottomed Baking Tins

     

    2 Packets Chocolate Cake Mix

    120ml Vegetable Oil

    400ml Water

    Ganache:

    450g Dark Chocolate, chopped

    700ml Double Cream

    To Decorate:

    50g Dark Chocolate

    Cookies and Cream Biscuits

    Moser Roth Truffles (Salted Caramel and Marc de Champagne)

    Red Laces

    Blueberries

    Blackberries

    Method

    1. Pre-heat the oven to 180° C/Gas Mark 6.

    2. Grease and line the baking tins.

    3. In a large mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to combine the cake mix, oil and water and beat for a few minutes until smooth with a light consistency.

    4. Divide the cake mix between the three cake tins and bake for 30 minutes until well risen and a cocktail stick comes out clean.

    5. Remove the cakes from the tins and leave to cool.

    6. Heat the cream until almost boiling then pour over the chopped chocolate and stir until smooth and glossy – leave for 15 minutes until cooled/thickened.

    7. When the cakes have cooled, slice in half to create 6 layers.

    8. Stack the cakes using the ganache as a filling.

    9. When all 6 cakes are stacked, cover with more ganache and smooth to create a neat coating.

    10. Melt the 50g of dark chocolate and pour on top and allow to drip down the edges.

    11. Decorate the top of the cake using the remaining biscuits, truffles, sweets and fruit.

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