Smarties Chocolate Cake
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Serves: 12
a chocolate cake covered in colourful Smarties
  • 200g unsalted butter
  • 200g caster sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 160g self raising flour
  • 40g cocoa powder
  • 250g full fat cream cheese
  • 1 x 400g jar of chocolate spread (I used the Tesco value one)
  • 12 -16 ish packs of Smarties ( i lost count!)
  1. pre heat the oven to 180oC / 160oC (fan)
  2. grease and line 2 x 8 inch sandwich tins
  3. cream the butter and sugar together for about 5 minutes until pale and soft
  4. add the eggs and a spoonful of the flour and beat for a few more minutes
  5. fold in the remaining flour and the cocoa powder
  6. divide the batter between the two tins and then cook in the oven for 22-25 minutes approx
  7. leave the cakes to cool
  8. divide your Smarties into 8 pots to hold each different colour
  9. once the sponges are cold to the touch, make your frosting by beating the cream cheese and chocolate spread together
  10. sandwich the two sponges together with some of the frosting
  11. then cover the cake with the remaining frosting (you might not need it all)
  12. Then cover your cake with the Smarties as per my photos - it does get a little tricky on the top of the cake and mine looks a little messy, but take your time and the finished effect looks really eye catching.
Recipe by Mummy Mishaps at