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Halloween Mini Layer Cake

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Serving Size:

- Ingredients -

115g (4oz) margarine, softened
115g (4oz) dark brown sugar, free of lumps
2 medium eggs, beaten
125g (4 1/2oz) plain flour
25g (1oz) cocoa powder
2 sachets (2tsp) Dr. Oetker Baking Powder

- To Decorate -

100g (3 ½ oz) unsalted butter, softened
2.5ml ( ½ tsp) Dr. Oetker Madagascan Vanilla Extract
175g (6oz) icing sugar
1 tube Dr. Oetker Neon Bright Red Gel Food Colour
Dr. Oetker Giant Chocolate Stars
Dr. Oetker Chocolate Strands


1. Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C Fan, Gas Mark 4).Grease and line a 7cm (2 3/4inch) deep, 12cm (5 inch) round cake tin. Beat the margarine and sugar together until pale and creamy, then beat in the eggs.

2. Sieve the flour, cocoa and Baking Powder on top. Using a large metal spoon, fold the dry ingredients into the creamy mixture until well blended.

3. Spoon into the prepared tin, smooth the top and bake in the oven for about 50 minutes, until risen to the top of the tin and a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Allow to cool for

5 minutes then turn on to a wire rack to cool completely.

4. To decorate, put the butter and Madagascan Vanilla Extract in a bowl and gradually sieve and mix the icing sugar into the butter to make a smooth, creamy icing. Squeeze in the whole tube of Bright Red Gel Food Colour to make a vibrant shade.

5. Carefully slice the cake into 3 equal rounds. Spread 2 rounds with two thirds of the icing and then sandwich the 3 cakes together. Spread the remaining icing on top and decorate with Giant Chocolate Stars and Chocolate Strands to serve.