09. June 2013 · 2 comments · Categories: Cooking · Tags:
Epic 4 layer birthday cake

Epic 4 layer birthday cake

I work in a newish team at work. With my birthday recently I confirmed that the ‘tradition’ will be to bring in cakes on your own birthday, like we did in the UK. (I have a vague suspicion this might change next time it’s someone else’s birthday!) Having recently produced a pretty sub-standard chocolate honeycomb tart for a work do (everything that could go wrong, did go wrong), I figured I needed to make something good.

Chocolate is always a popular choice, and eating it in cake form helps me get over my Dairy Milk withdrawal symptoms. So after a quick internet search I found this epic recipe from BBC Good Food. Its a four layer cake with vanilla, caramel, caramel chocolate and chocolate. I remember someone made one at my work in the UK once and it was seriously impressive then.

The cake pre-icing

The cake pre-icing

I’ll not repeat the recipe here. It turned out very well and I didn’t change a thing. The cakes rose evenly to there was no need to chop any off to make them stack up. I did two lots of two as I only had two of the same cake tin, so make sure you allow a fair bit of time for making it in two batches.

My other tip is that the cake was very high. The 4 layers stacked up without any icing or filling didn’t fit in my cake tin. Make sure you have a giant one if you need to transport it anywhere  I ended up cutting it in half and tipping it on its side, which luckily held up OK.

I got 10/10 from work – woo. It was seriously good, pretty indulgent. The final cake weights a good couple of kg’s so will easily make at least 16 slices I reckon.

Yum yum yum! 🙂

Ready to eat!

Ready to eat!

 

2 Comments

  1. impressive!!! I want some! do they do gluten free version…:p

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