A challenge – Toblerone Cake!

1 Apr

The challenge was – Can you make a giant Toblerone cake?  Challenge accepted 🙂 Here it is…

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This is how I went about it.

Firstly I made a dense chocolate loaf cake.

INGREDIENTS

75 g softened butter
175 g golden caster sugar
3 eggs
140 g self raising flour
85 g ground almonds
100 ml milk
4 heaped tablespoons cocoa powder
50 g chopped nougat
50 g slivered almonds
50 g dark chocolate chips

METHOD

  1. Heat the oven to 180 C and grease and line a 900 g loaf tin (2 lb size)
  2. Beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  3. Add all the remaining ingredients except the almonds, nougat and choc chips.
  4. When nicely combined stir in the remaining ingredients.
  5. Scrape into the tin and bake until risen and a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.
  6. Leave in the tin to cool completely on a wire rack.
  7. Wrap in cling film (around the tine as well) and pop into the freezer for about four hours. This makes the cake easier to cut to shape.

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When the cake has firmed up remove from the tin and remove the paper. Slice the top flat and turn upside down.  Now using a sharp, serrated knife, carefully carve down both of the long sides to create a Toblerone shape. Don’t go all the way to the bottom – it needs a “platform” to sit on.

Now cut straight down at 2 cm intervals to create the typical chunks of a Tolerone bar. Gently remove the bits you cut out – again don’t go all the way down. You don’t want to separate the pieces from the base. The bits you cut oout will be eaten quite quickly by ravenous on-lookers…

One you’re happy with the shape, melt a large slab of milk chocolate cake covering and pour it all over the top. Use a pastry brush to scrape up the puddles and keep topping it up until the cake is completely covered. Leave it to set.

20130329_162813Cut around the base to remove the cake from the chocolate puddle and give it a nice straight edge. Place on a serving platter.

You could stop now or you could do what I did and go a bit mad. I copied the Toblerone logo onto some light yellow card to make a giant box and placed it so that the cake appeared to have come out of the box.  It looked particularly cute when I placed a “real” Toblerone alongside 🙂

Enjoy!

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