We’ve generally been really lucky with the weather this summer holiday but a rainy day at the end of last week was screaming ‘make a cake’. I had been dying to have an excuse to make a Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons Owl Cake after being sent a bag full of goodies with the ingredients and a personalised apron for M, aged 9.
This Cadbury Dairy Milk buttons owl cake looks fab, will make a great birthday cake or just because and even better it is so easy to make.
Cadbury Dairy Milk Buttons Owl Cake Recipe…
- The cake
- 200g caster sugar
- 200g soft unsalted butter
- 140g Self raising flour
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 4 tbsp Cadbury's Bournville cocoa powder
- 4 medium eggs
- 100g Cadbury's Bournville dark chocolate
- 100ml double cream
- knob of butter
- 2x Cadbury's giant milk chocolate buttons
- 1 x bag Cadbury's white chocolate buttons
- 1 x bag Cadbury's milk chocolate buttons
- 1 Cadbury's chocolate flake
- Preheat the oven to 180 º fan/ 160ºC / Gas mark 3
- Line a 20 cm square cake tine with greaseproof paper
- Cream the sugar & butter until light and fluffy
- Add the eggs with a spoonful of flour to prevent it curdling
- Add remaining flour, the baking powder and cocoa powder and mix gently until well combined
- Pour the cake mixture into the tin and cook in the oven for 30 mins
- When cooked cool the cake in the tin for a few minutes and then turn out on to a wire rack
- Leave to cool
- To make the icing melt the chocolate and cream in a bowl over a pan of simmering water
- Once melted, add the butter and stir to combine the butter, chocolate and cream. Leave to cool and thicken
- To make the owl put the cake on a flat tray and using a round cake tin as a template cut the cake with a sharp knife saving the off cuts for wings, ears and legs if enough left over
- Cover the owl body, wings, ears and legs with the chocolate icing
- Use the giant chocolate buttons for eyes and white ones on top for the pupils
- Crush the flake in it's packaging and then use to create feathery wings and ears.
- Use the milk chocolate and white chocolate buttons for the owl's tummy.
- Finish off with a Cadbury's Maynards mix up raspberry jelly for the owl's beak.
What a great way to get children into the kitchen, my son loves cooking and he was very proud of his Cadbury Dairy Milk chocolate buttons owl cake. It was very tasty too…and we were all so keen to have a slice of the cake I forgot to take a photo of M and his masterpiece!
Thank you to Cadbury for sending us the goodies and inspiring us to make this gorgeous cake!
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