Hidden Batman Cake

Baking mad has a lovely recipe for a hidden heart cake. So cute and sweet.

I happen to have a batman cookie cutter, so I thought about about a slightly different hidden surprise.

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This cake takes a while, because it’s two cakes in one, really… but it is so much fun.

Hidden Batman Cake

For the Batmans: chocolate sponge

  • 3 eggs
  • 175 g butter
  • 175 g golden caster sugar
  • 150 g self-raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 35 g cocoa powder
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Black food colouring

Preheat the oven at 180 °C and line a 1 kg loaf tin. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs (add some flour if it starts to curdle) and vanilla. Fold in sifted flour, cocoa powder and baking powder, together with the milk.

Now slowly mix in black food colouring until you are happy with the shade (or until you finish the bottle, I so need to buy decent food colouring…). Transfer to the tin and bake until a skewer comes out clean (45-50 minutes).

Let the loaf cool and then make the batmans: cut the cake into 3 cm thick slices and stamp out batmans using a cookie cutter.

Chocolate Sponge Batmans

For the yellow sponge

  • 3 eggs
  • 175 g butter
  • 175 g golden caster sugar
  • 175 g self-raising flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Yellow food colouring

Grease and line the tin again. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs (add some flour if it starts to curdle) and vanilla. Fold in sifted flour and baking powder. Mix in yellow food colouring until you are happy with the shade (again, or until you finish the bottle).

Now assemble the surprise cake: add yellow sponge mixture at the bottom of the tin until 3 cm deep. Pack the batmans tightly together in a row and place them in the centre of the loaf tin on top of the layer of yellow sponge. Leave a gap at each end.

Hidden Batmans

Spoon the rest of the yellow sponge mixture over the batmans, ensuring they are covered. Bake at 180 °C until a skewer comes out clean (45-50 minutes).

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For the totally awesome chocolate buttercream (new favourite)

  • 40 g 70 % (Valor) chocolate
  • 75 g butter
  • 150 g icing sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 tbsp milk

Melt the chocolate over a pan of simmering water and let it cool slightly. Beat the icing sugar into the softened butter, add the vanilla. Mix in the chocolate and milk.

Once the cake is cold, decorate with the buttercream and some yellow sprinkles.

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