Make with kids: Hearty Smartie chocolate cake

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Want to get the kids in the kitchen? They’ll love making this hearty Smartie chocolate cake – a simple sponge, topped with chocolate icing and Smarties.

Follow along with our step-by-step guide to see how it’s done.

This cake will take 20 mins to bake plus cooling time and serves up to 12 people.

If your kids love Nutella swap the chocolate for Nutella instead for an extra naughty treat.

For this recipe you will need approximatly 90g of Smarties to cover the cake. You can try decorating with other sweets too like M&Ms, Maltesers and Skittles.

This cake recipe is perfect for beginners and is a great way to teach your kids all about measuring and they ingredients that are used in cakes.


  • 125g butter, at room temperature
  • 175g golden caster sugar
  • 175g light muscovado sugar
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 200g self-raising flour
  • 60g cocoa powder
  • 1 level tsp baking powder
  • 250ml plain yogurt

For the icing:

  • 300g golden icing sugar, sifted
  • 2 level tbsp cocoa powder, sifted
  • 15g butter