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
150g Beautifully Butterly spread
150g caster sugar
125g self raising flour
25g cocoa powder
5 Tunnocks Tea Cakes
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!
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post