Hello everybody, I made this cake recently for my wee boys birthday. He wanted something to go with the Halloween party theme so this is my scary monsters face cake. One wee boy at the party said to me as I was cutting the cake don't give me the bit that has the eye on it , because I won't be able to eat it if it's looking at me ...Hilarious! hope you's like and enjoy.. :)
Grease and line a "7" spring release tin. place the dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water. stir until melted then remove from heat.
Cream together the butter and sugar in a bowl, beating until pale and fully ,(usually takes 2 minutes in a hand held mixer).Add in the egg yolks and beat well until incorporated.
Whisk the egg whites with a pinch of salt in a separated bowl until they form soft peaks.
Add the chocolate to the butter and sugar mix. Add the almonds, almond extract and flour and fold through, Add 1/3 of egg whites and whisk well. Add the remaining egg whites and fold through gently.
spoon the mix into the tin and bake for 30 minutes ,after 25 minutes check on cake that's it not getting over done. Remove from the oven and let cool for 15 minutes. Remove from the tin and let cool on a wire rack. Once the cake is cool, prepare the icing.
place scoop of butter and the mini marshmallows into a non-stick pot on to low heat stirring until smooth. mix the milk and coco powder together to make a pasted, then add to the melted marshmallows set a side to cool slightly.
NOTE= this cake is a two tear cake ,so I had to make two cakes .This recipe only enough for one at a time...ON the bottom half of cake spread the chocolate butter icing on the top, place the second layer of cake on top of that. Spread the marshmallow icing all over cake with a spatula, what I used for the face was Halloween sweets (candy) eyes, nose, and mouth . Then for the eyebrows I used fruit liquorice and the hair, orange sugar pieces and a tube of red icing for the blood . There you have it my scary Halloween cake ..... :)