This fun Party Ring Marble Cake is a fun and colourful, not to mention delicious, cake inspired by the cute iced biscuits that we know and love.
During the Easter holidays, I played host to three of my boy’s cousins for the day. Knowing how hungry five children can get after a day of playing in the garden, or just hungry in general, I decided to make them a fun cake for a little afternoon treat. Owing to the fact that they all love party ring biscuits, and because I had some food colourings left over from Jenson’ s birthday cake the week before, this Party Ring Marble Cake was created.
You Will Need:
For The Sponge
200g unsalted butter
200g caster sugar
180g self raising flour
zest of 1 orange
juice of 1/2 an orange
20g cocoa powder
For The Buttercream
75g unsalted butter
125g icing sugar
25g cocoa powder
1-2 tbsp milk (maybe)
For The Cake Topping
50g milk chocolate
packet of giant orange flavoured chocolate buttons (Tate & Lyle)
Then You Need To:
Grease and line 2 sandwich tins and pre heat the oven to 180oC / 160oC fan
Cream the butter and sugar together until pale and creamy
Add the flour and eggs and mix until combined
Then divide the cake batter into two bowls
In 1 bowl add the orange zest and stir through
In the 2nd bowl ad the cocoa powder and orange juice and combine
Pour the batter, one bowl at a time, in to each cake tin and using a knife swirl both batters together a bit to make a marble pattern
Bake for about 20-25 minutes until risen and cooked right through
Allow the sponges to cool down thoroughly
Make the buttercream by whizzing the butter until soft and then add the cocoa powder and icing sugar and beat until creamy – you may need to add a little milk (1 tbsp at a time) to make it of a nice gloopy consistency ideal for spreading.
Then melt the chocolate – place the milk chocolate and half the orange buttons in bowl and either place in the microwave for 30 second intervals until melted (takes about 2 minutes in total) or place over a saucepan of cold water on a low heat and melt.
Now the sponges are cool to the touch, sandwich them together with your buttercream
The spread the melted chocolate over the top and decorate with the button and chocolate strands
And thats it
Chocolate Orange Marble Cake – done!!
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