Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Tunnock's Tea Cake Birthday Cake with Aldi

For this weeks Aldi baking post I am going back to cake week. Yesterday was J's 12th birthday. As his birthday was on a Monday we decided to make it into a birthday weekend for him. We had a family meal out for him and birthday cake on Saturday, followed by another meal out with family on the Sunday, followed by a treat dinner last night and yet another birthday cake!

This year I managed to make two birthday cakes. Both cakes were made using ingredients and equipment from Aldi. At the moment Aldi have a wide range of baking equipment special buys on. I have seen utensils, cake tins, baking books and even electric mixers and all at the great price that you expect from Aldi.

Today I am going to share with you my recipe for the Tunnock's Tea Cake Birthday Cake that J had yesterday. All of the kids, especially J, and the hubby love Tunnock's Tea Cakes which are sold in Aldi so I knew that they would make an easy yet effective cake topping. This cake was a huge success with everyone!

This is what I did.....

Tunnocks Tea Cake Birthday Cake

Ingredients

150g Beautifully Butterly spread
3 eggs
25g cocoa powder
100g chocolate
3 Flakes
5 Tunnocks Tea Cakes

Method

Pre heat the oven to 180C

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

2 - Stir in the eggs one at a time with a little flour to prevent curdling

3 - Add the remaining flour and cocoa and mix until you have a smooth cake batter

4 - Pour the mixture into a lined and greased cake tin and place in the centre of the pre heated oven and bake for 30 - 40 minutes or until a knife comes out clean

5 - Remove the cake from the tin and allow to cool

6 - In a glass bowl over a pan of boiling water melt the chocolate

7 - Once melted pour the chocolate into a disposable icing bag and cut a small hole at the end

8 - Drizzle over a generous amount of chocolate sauce over the cake but make sure you keep a little by

9 - Crumble the Flakes and sprinkle over the top of the cake

10 - Using a sharp knife halve four of the tea cakes, place a small blob of chocolate on the bottom of the tea cake to help secure it in place and arrange round the edge of the cake

11 - Place the final tea cake in the middle


This cake not only makes a truly delicious cake but also makes a fantastic treat for anyone who loves the Scottish tea cakes. The cake was a huge success all round!



I have been asked to make a cake for this months Macmillan coffee morning and I have a feeling that this will be the perfect cake to help raise some money!


Enjoy x

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14 comments:

  1. Oh wow! That looks amazing! What a genius idea using Tunnock's Tea Cakes :D

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    1. Thank you, J loves them so much so I knew it would be a fab cake for him x

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  2. This sounds awesome! What a fab idea. I love tunnocks tea cakes and this would be such a lovely treat #CookBlogShare

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    1. They are such a yummy treat aren't they. I will definitely be making this again x

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  3. Great cake! Those tea cakes look perfect perched on the top. Love it! x

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    1. Thank you, it was a huge success with the birthday boy x

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  4. Fantastic cake! Such a lovely original idea to decorate it with the tea cakes too!

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    1. Thank you. He loved it and it was so easy to make x

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  5. very yummy looking cake Kirsty and i bet it will not stay around long either x

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    1. Thank you, it all went on the day but 2 slices! It was a success x

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  6. Just wow! And I want! #recipeoftheweek

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  7. Omg I could eat that right now, it looks amazing x

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  8. Wow, absolutely stunning - I love seeing creative ways of using other products. Thanks so much for all your #BakeoftheWeek support - You are the featured bake of the week. Congratulations! x

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