I baked this cake for the very first time for Gaffa's 29th Birthday. I can't remember exactly where I got the recipe from, I think it was just a random Google search. But I have found the same recipe on Kraft Foods Website. Since the only type of Toblerone available at the supermarket is the plain milk chocolate type, I opted for that instead of the white/dark chocolate Toblerone (which is only available at special sweet shops).
|My very first cake! <3|
250g butter, chopped
200g Toblerone chocolate, broken into triangle pieces
1 cup caster sugar
1 cup milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup plain flour
1 cup self-raising flour
2 eggs, slightly beaten
200g Toblerone, broken into triangle pieces
1/3 cup cream
Place butter, Toblerone, sugar, milk and vanilla extract in a large saucepan and stir over low heat to combine. Transfer to a large bowl and allow to cool. Whisk in sifted flours and egg until well combined.
Pour mixture into a 22cm round greased and base lined tin. Bake at 160 degrees C for 1 hour or until skewer comes out clean.
Place Toblerone and cream in a small saucepan and stir over a low heat until chocolate is melted and mixture is smooth. Allow to cool slightly before pouring over cooled cake. Allow to set in fridge before serving with berries (optional).
|Yes there is 29 candles on that cake!|
This recipe is very simple and pretty fool proof. I normally put the cake mixture into two tins instead of just one, because the first time I baked it I used a round tin and a heart shaped tin for Gaffa's birthday. (yeah cheesy, I know!) I've never tried it with berries, but I"m sure it'll be nice with them or even a scoop of ice cream! Eating the cake straight from the fridge is best, it's quite moist and not too rich. (yes I used the word moist, people who know me know that I find that word weird and uncomfortable... anyway moving on.) However, I do find that the amount of ganache is always too much, even to cover 2 cakes.
I've baked this cake about 4-5 times since, and it's always a hit. I'll be baking it again hopefully on Thursday for a pre/post IE treat - depending how long it lasts along with the Oreo Cheesecake (that recipe to come soon!) I know I should be studying on Thursday instead of baking, but oh well.
So, what was the first cake you baked from scratch and how did it turn out?