Leigh's spiky chocolate cake

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Leigh's spikey chocolate cake.
Leigh's spikey chocolate cake.
  • Serves: 8

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  • Skill level: Bit of effort

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

goodtoknow user Leigh's spiky chocolate cake looks delicious. Make your own at home with this simple recipe - perfect for birthday parties


  • 225g dark chocolate,
  • 140g softened butter
  • 200g light muscovado sugar
  • 150g plain flour
  • 5 medium eggs, separated in a bowl
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 250g (9oz) dark chocolate
  • 2tbsp golden syrup
  • 100g (4 oz) butter


  • 300g of milk chocolate
  • 2 tubes of smarties


  1. Melt the chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. allow it to cool slightly.
  2. In a seperate bowl beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg yolks with 1 tbsp of the flour. Fold in the baking powder and the rest of the flour and add then the melted chocolate. Stir well.
  3. Whisk the egg whites until stiff, then gently fold into the mixture.
  4. Pour the cake mix into a 20cm (8in) loose-based tin lined which has been lined with greasproof paper. Bake in your oven at 180C for 30-35 minutes. Insert a small knife or skewer into the center of the cake and if it comes out clean the cake is done. Remove from oven and allow to cool in the cake tin then transfer to a wire cooling tray.
  1. Icing Chop the chocolate slightly and put it into a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Add the butter and syrup and stir until it is all melted. Leave the icing for 5 minutes then put in a cool place for another 5 minutes to firm slightly spread over the cooled cake, leaving a little to use with the chocolate spikes.
  1. To make the spikes Melt the chocolate over a pan of simmering water until melted. Place a sheet of greaseproof paper down and spread the melted chocolate on it in 3 rectangle shapes. Do not make it too thin or it will break too easily. Leave for 5 minutes then sprinkle over the smarties. Using a sharp knife cut triangle shapes either straight or wavy. Place in the fridge for 10 minutes to set. Gently break the triangles apart and place up against the cake using the remaining icing.

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