Chocolate M&M cake is very much my own recipe and it is very easy to make ….
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups caster sugar
- ½ cup soft butter
- 4 tbspns sour cream or greek yogurt
- 1 cup milk
- Few drops vanilla essence
- 1 tspn coffee
- 3 cups flour
- 2 tspns baking powder
- 4 tbspns cocoa
- ½ cup grate dry coconut (optional)
- Some soft butter to grease the pan
- ½ cup chopped walnuts
- 2 cups cream
- 200 gms bittersweet chocolate
- 2 tbspns honey
- 1 cup icing sugar
- 1 packet of M&Ms or smarties
-Preheat oven to 175 degrees Celsius.
-In a food processer or with a hand beater, mix butter and sugar for 5 minutes and add eggs (one at a time). Mix well until the mixture is foamy and fluffy. Now add vanilla essence and milk. Mix well.
-Combine flour, coffee, coconut, cocoa and baking powder in a separate mixing bowl. Now slowly introduce the liquid mixture to all the dry ingredients and mix well with a spatula or a wooden spoon.
-Stir in chopped walnuts and pour this mixture in a 21 cm greased, spring form cake pan. Bake for 30 – 40 minutes on middle rack. -Check with a wooden skewer or toothpick if your cake is ready. (TIP: if you see the cake is burning from top, cover it with aluminum foil. The best way to check your cake is done is to poke a toothpick or a skewer in the middle of the cake, if it comes out clean; that means your cake is ready)
-When your toothpick test is successful, take it out and keep aside for at least 20 minutes.
-Chop the bittersweet chocolate into small pieces and pour over boiling cream. Stir well. Now add honey and icing sugar and mix well. Avoid lumps.
-Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
-Now with a spatula cover the top surface and the sides of the cake. Now top it with smarties or m&ms and refrigerate for at least 60 minutes before serving.