Find The Freddo cake #KidsInTheKitchen

By | August 12, 2014

Today’s recipe is just yummy, a wonderfully moist chocolate cake. Forget the calories for a while and just enjoy!

The secret to getting that fabulous moist bit within the cake is what happens after it’s cooked.

It’s a recipe I found online and have experimented with it. The addition of baking powder in the original recipe didn’t make for as nice a cake (we’ve had three goes, two without and one with) so the baking powder is definitely an optional extra, as are the Freddo faces!

Both T and D loved helping with the mixing, the adding of the Freddo’s and the tasting!

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Equipment needed:
A 10″ round springform cake tin
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2 bowls: one for making the cake, one for whisking the eggs
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Ingredients:
8oz self raising flour
8oz margarine/butter
6oz granulated sugar
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons baking powder (optional)
1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup water
2 packs Freddo faces/choc buttons (optional)

And here’s how we did it:

Preheat your oven to 180c/gas mark 4 and grease (always D’s job with a pastry brush) the cake tin.

Warm the margarine/butter up in the microwave for about 30 seconds until it’s very soft. Then beat the margarine and sugar together in a bowl. It doesn’t need to be fluffy/creamed, just very well mixed (I used soft brown sugar so my mixture is darker than it would be with granulated).

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Beat the eggs in a separate bowl, then add to the mixture. Add in the cocoa powder and (optional) baking powder. Ensure they are fully incorporated.

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Fold and mix in the flour and then the water.

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Add half the cake batter to the tin, then press the Freddo faces/buttons into the batter, then add the other half on top, level off the surface and repeat.

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Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes
THEN
turn off the oven and leave the cake in there for 10-15 minutes
THEN
take it out of the oven but leave it in the tin for another 10 minutes.
Finally remove from the tin and allow to cool (resist….for just a while longer).

T likes his with custard (he’s definitely his father’s son), D prefers it as it is but we all enjoy finding a Freddo face!

I forgot to include a picture of the finished cake and to add it in would send the formatting haywire but, trust me, it’s fab!
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4 Comments

rebecca beesley on 12th August 2014 at 3:16 pm.

what a fun cake to make! I think the freddos would get eaten before they made it into the cake in our house. x

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Jeannette on 19th August 2014 at 12:09 pm.

It was really fun to make and the baking smell is amazing 🙂

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Anne on 12th August 2014 at 6:29 pm.

we are big fans of freddos too 🙂 and who doesn’t love a chocolate cake. It wouldn’t last five minutes in my house!

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Jeannette on 21st September 2014 at 11:20 am.

It doesn’t last very long here too, really tasty 🙂

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