Sweet like Chocolate Cake

sweets cake
26th September 2017

Celebrate the world’s biggest coffee morning for Macmillan Cancer Support with this scrumptious chocolate sponge cake smothered in icing and your favourite sweeties.



150 ml Vegetable Oil

200g Plain Flour

8 Tbsp Cocoa Powder

2 Tsp Baking Powder

1 Tsp Bicarbonate of Soda

280g Light Brown Soft Sugar

200ml Buttermilk

2 Tsp Vanilla Extract

2 Large Eggs

To Decorate

200g Salted Butter (soft)

400g Icing Sugar (sieved)

2 Tbsp Milk

6 – 8 Drops Natural Green Colouring

Handful Hundreds and Thousands

Handful Favourite Sweets

  1. Heat oven to 180C/160C fan/gas 4. Grease and line two 20cm cake tins with baking parchment. Put the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, sugar and 1 tsp salt in a bowl and mix well.

  2. Measure the buttermilk, oil and vanilla in a jug. Add the egg and whisk until smooth. Pour the wet ingredients into the dry and whisk until well combined. Pour the cake mixture evenly into the two tins, and bake for 25-30 mins until the sponge is risen and a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool in the tins for 10 mins, then turn out onto a wire rack, peel off the baking parchment and leave to cool.

  3. To make the icing, put the butter and icing sugar in a large bowl with the green colouring and mash with a spatula to combine, then whisk with a hand mixer until smooth.

  4. Use a palette knife to cover the entire cake with the icing – don’t worry about being too neat.

  5. Sprinkle hundreds and thousands onto the icing as soon as possible and grab your favourite sweeties and start adding to the top and sides of the cake. Enjoy!

Our delicious cupcakes are always available to buy for any coffee morning all year round…. Chocolate Ecstasy, Raspberry & White Chocolate, Lemon Meringue or Chocolate & Orange.