Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Chocolate and Apricot Cream Cakes

I love taking a basic cake and giving it a twist to make it something special. These little individual cakes are perfect for afternoon tea or as a delicious dessert.

The basic chocolate sponge is paired with the subtle flavours of the apricot and cooling sweet cream, then topped with grated chocolate of your choice.

This is what I did...

Chocolate and Apricot Cream Cakes


150g baking spread/butter
150g caster sugar
3 eggs at room temperature
125g self raising flour
25g cocoa powder
300mls double cream
2tbsp icing sugar
6 - 8 fresh apricots, sliced
25g chocolate of your choice, I chose Galaxy


Pre heat the oven to 180C fan

1 - Mix the spread and caster sugar together until light and creamy.

2 - Add the eggs, one at a time, with a little flour to prevent curdling.

3 - Sift in the flour and cocoa and mix until all of the ingredients are evenly combined.

4 - Place the mixture into a greased mini individual cake tin.

5 - Place in the centre of the pre heated oven for 20 minutes or until baked thoroughly.

6 -Once baked leave the cakes in the tin to cool for 10 - 15 minutes before removing and leaving to cool completely on a cooling rack.

7 - Once the cakes are completely cooled slice in half.

8 - Whip the cream until thick and stir in the icing sugar.

9 - Pipe a layer on cream on the bottom half of the cake.

10 - Place a layer of 3 apricot slices on top of the cream.

11 - Place the top half of the cake on top of the apricots.

13 - Pipe on a cream topping, sprinkle over grated chocolate and finish with a slice of apricot.

After serving, if you have any cakes left, store them in the fridge as they contain fresh cream!

Enjoy x

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  1. Somehow I don't think those would make it as far as the fridge!

  2. They look so so yummy especially when chocolate involve!! Nom nom!

  3. Wow this looks absolutely delicious and love all the food photos too! Amazing. #tastytuesdays

  4. Love that macro shot of it to show how moist your cake is! Looks really really nice this one. #TastyTuesdays

  5. Yup! I definitely have got to make these. They look FABULOUS!

    Thanks for sharing.

  6. How dreamy are they? Wow! Love the styling and photography too-gorgeous post! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays

  7. What a great idea! I love the photos too :-)

  8. These look so light and summery - Just lovely! Thanks again for linking up with #Bakeoftheweek x


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