My names Lauren and i’m your new Sales Consultant here at Better Furniture Great Yarmouth and adding that extra sparkle to your visit. I’m extremely bubbly (some would say scatty), have a great love of beautiful furniture and I’m here today to talk to you about a Pinata Cake. When i’m not working I have a few hobbies that keep me busy, one in particular that takes up a lot of my spare time is my passion for Cake Making. Whether it’s for a Birthday, Wedding, or even for no reason at all, a cake is the perfect way to celebrate any occasion and an excuse to indulge in something particularly tasty! There are some people out there that I know have a phobia of baking due to previous disastrous results. You do not have to worry…it happens to the best of us on our first few attempts! The key is to keep practicing and follow a cake recipe as close as you can before you decide to become too adventurous!
Bake your own Pinata Cake!!
My favorite recipe at the moment that is very popular is The Pinata Cake! The concept is very simple….you cut it open to reveal an explosion of your favorite sweets and chocolates. I like using smarties, M&M’s and chocolate buttons so its really colourful. But how do you prevent the chocolates from melting I here you ask?!
Here is the recipe for you to try. It’s very simple but effective. Cake Mixture 255g Butter 255g Sugar 255g Self Raising Flour 5 Eggs 3 Tablespoons Cocoa Icing 300 Butter 500g Icing Sugar 2tbs Cocoa To create the Pinata Cake Mixture 1. Preheat the oven to 180c 2. Greaseproof three 9” cake tins and place to one side 3. Mix the Sugar and Butter together in a large mixing bowl 4. Whisk the eggs separately with a fork and add half of the eggs and sieve half of the Flour to the sugar and butter mix 5. Stir gently to ensure the mixture does not curdle then add the rest of the Eggs and Flour and whisk well until smooth 6. Divide the mixture equally between the three baking tins and place in the oven for approximately 30 minutes (When the Cakes are ready they will spring back after lightly pressing the center.) 7. Take the cakes out of the oven and place on a cooling rack to cool down. 8. When completely cool, cut roughly a 5” hole out of just one of the sandwich thirds, you can then discard the piece you’ve cut out. It should look like a doughnut shape. To make the Butter Icing… 1. Mix the Icing Sugar, Cocoa and Butter in a bowl and whisk thoroughly until light and fluffy
Constructing your Pinata Cake…
1. Place one full third of your cake on a
board or plate and put butter cream on top of the sandwich ONLY around the edge of the circle (You should have a little hole in the middle of the cake) 2. Place the doughnut shape on top of this and fill the hole with your favorite treats 🙂 3. Butter cream the edge of the second layer (Like the first time) making sure you do not cover the sweets 4. Finally, place the last layer on top and decorate however you wish.
When you cut into it, it will be a spectacular rainbow surprise!
Of course, if you do not have such a sweet tooth, why not try a vanilla sponge cake and fill it with your favorite fruit? Strawberries and raspberries are particularly good for this. There’s nothing better than sitting out in the sun enjoying your own little slice of Pinata Cake Heaven!