Why are we so into Batman instead of diversifying a little? Because there are some other superheroes out there… Superman, Spider-Man, Thor, Captain America… even the Ninja Turtles, right?
So why this insistence in Batman then? Well, it is quite obvious and self-explanatory… Batman is the only down-to-earth superhero: some millions in the bank and a bit of gym and any of us could become him.
You see, one of the major burdens of being a scientist is the pathological need to be able to rationally explain everything, even when we go to the movies… And that is why I make Batman cakes!
Good luck 🙂
Fondant Batman Cake
For the Buttermilk Chocolate Cake (Mocha Cake)
Makes one 20 cm cake and one 23 cm cake
- 250 g flour
- 450 g sugar
- 150 g cocoa powder
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 250 ml buttermilk (milk + 4.5 tsp white vinegar, let stand 10 min)
- 250 ml coffee
- 125 ml oil
- 2 eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extra
Preheat oven to 160 °C fan.
Mix and sift flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In another bowl, mix the oil, eggs, coffee, vanilla and buttermilk.
Add the wet ingredients into the dry and beat at low speed until combined. Then increase the speed to medium and beat for another 3 minutes, scraping the sides of the bowl from time to time.
Divide the batter between the 20 and 23 cm pans and bake for 30 to 35 minutes, a tester should come out clean.
To assemble the cake
- Yellow and Black Fondant, kneaded (cake style for how-to!)
- Fondant cutters
- Rolling pin
- Corn flour
Cut out a banana shaped slice from the 20 cm cake, you will get an oval to place as second tier. Seal the cakes with buttercream or ganache. I used a little store bought vanilla buttercream, but this espresso buttercream would also go great with it.
Cover the cakes with fondant (check this cake style protocol, around minute 20) and decorate with fondant cut pieces pasted with a little water.