"Monday's Chocolate Surprise Cake"

karyn ryan


This is my go to chocolate cake recipe. I always seem to make it on Monday's for the kids as a treat to start the week. We don't have much cakes mixes here in Ireland so you have to make it from scratch but its worth it!

P.s the surprise is what types of chocolates I put on top of the cake. I always use the kids favorites


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  • 1 c
    butter, unsalted
  • 3/4 c
  • 4
    eggs separated
  • 1 1/3 c
    self raising flour
  • 2 Tbsp
    corn starch
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 2 Tbsp
    cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3/4 c
    grated chocolate
  • 1
    tub of chocolate frosting
  • 500 ml
    heavy cream, cold
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp
    confectioners' sugar

How to Make "Monday's Chocolate Surprise Cake"


  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Grease 2 8x2 inch cake pans buttered and lined with parchment
  2. Beat the butter for 1 min until creamy and gradually beat in the sugar
  3. Beat the egg whites until stiff. Stir the egg yolks, and vanilla into the butter and sugar mixture.
  4. Sieve the flour, cocoa powder ,cornstarch and baking powder into the mixture and stir to combine. Fold in the egg whites and mix gently. Pour batter equally in to two cake pans and bake for 35-40 mins or until sponge springs back. leave to cool
  5. Whip the heavy cream and confectioners sugar in a bowl, add tsp vanilla ,
  6. Spread cream and some of the frosting on cakes and sandwich together
  7. Spread the remainder of the cream on the sides of the cake. Cover the sides in grated chocolate and cover the top with chocolate frosting. Decorate with some chocolate candys .Refrigerate for 15mins before serving. Enjoy

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About "Monday's Chocolate Surprise Cake"

Course/Dish: Cakes
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: UK/Ireland
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids

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