Sparkles on top of an Orgnaic Times chocolate cake

NYE Celebration Cake

Add a little sparkle to your life this Christmas and New Year’s Eve with our chocolatey Celebration Cake!
It’s everything a celebration cake should be, with layers of chocolate sponge, fresh cream, chocolatey ganache and chocolate drops galore.
Add a few sparklers for a little theatrics and you’ll be bringing in the New Year in style!

Wholesome Patisserie
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Serves: 6 - 12

Ingredients

Chocolate Cake

Whipped Cream

  • 3/4 cup thickened cream

Frosting

Coating

Method

Chocolate Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 180ºC (356ºC). Grease and line two 6" round cake tins with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Melt butter and set aside.
  3. Combine all cake ingredients into a large mixing bowl, including melted butter at the end.
  4. Using a hand mixer, beat the mixture for 3 minutes. Scraping down the sides occasionally.
  5. Divide the batter evenly between the two cake tins.
  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  7. Cool in tins for 5 minutes.
  8. Remove and cool completely on a wire rack.

Whipped Cream Layer

  1. Pour cream into a medium sized mixing bowl and using a whisk or hand beater, whisk cream until thick and fluffy. Set aside.

Frosting

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer add butter. Using the whisk attachment, whisk the butter for 30 seconds or until just soft.
  2. Gradually add icing sugar, 1 cup at a time.
  3. Add 1 tablespoon of almond milk after each addition of icing sugar until mixture is smooth and comes together.
  4. Add melted chocolate and cream, beat mixture for a further 1-2 minutes or until light and fluffy.
  5. Add more icing sugar or almond milk until desired consistency. Frosting should be thick and fluffy.

Assemble

  1. Trim the tops off of each cake to create an even flat surface on each.
  2. Spread the whipped cream over the top of the base layer cake.
  3. Place second cake on top of the base, slightly sandwiching the cream.
  4. Spread prepared frosting over the entire cake, to completely cover the base cake and the top cake.
  5. Combine both milk and dark chocolate drops in a small bowl.
  6. Before frosting sets, carefully press chocolate drops into the frosting to coat the cake.
  7. Refrigerate for 15 minutes to set.
  8. Serve and Enjoy!
  9. Optional: Add sparklers for a NYE celebration. .
A slice of and a whole chocolate cake next to a box of Organic Times milk chocolate drops

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