Chocolate Lovers Dream Cake – Indulge yourself with this amazing recipe. This heavenly moist, fudgy chocolate cake is filled with dark chocolate pudding, covered with chocolate butter cream, a layer of malted milk chocolate balls and topped with a layer of chocolate curls. Its any chocolate lover’s dream cake.Chocolate cake that has chocolate pudding filling, covered in chocolate icing and decorated with candy – this cake is perfect for a children’s birthday party. Don’t let all that chocolate fool you though – this cake is not overly sweet at all. Because the icing and the filling is made using dark chocolate, the cake has the perfect balance of chocolaty sweetness!
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My son’s birthday was this past weekend and I created this cake just for the occasion.
My little boy is always asking for the impossible when it comes to birthday cakes. It’s usually some crazy cake that I don’t have the skills for. I’m good with a piping bag, but give me fondant icing and I don’t know what to do with the stuff (not to mention it I don’t like how it tastes).
Last year he asked me to create a Minecraft cake. He went into great detail on what he wanted which was absolutely impossible to do with a piping bag. I tried creating a Minecraft cube – I’ll be honest – although he really like it – it was pretty ugly.
This year he asked for a cake with a aquatic dinosaur popping out of the top.
Great idea for someone who can sculpt fondant icing, but not something I can do, so I asked him if I could just make something chocolate and fantastic. He agreed and I got to work.
A while back, I saw a cake in a magazine somewhere that was covered in malted milk balls (Maltesers in the UK/Whoppers in the US) which looked gorgeous. I filed it away in my memory banks for future use. It just so happens it’s my son’s favorite candy so I started with that and the rest just followed.
I made the cake layers 2 days before decorating it on his birthday. This cake lasts really well for a good five days when kept sealed.
For the pipe work I used a Wilton shell tip (#98) which you can get on Amazon.com by clicking here. I practice around the bottom layer before filling the cake. You can scrape it off and start again until you get the hang of it.
To assemble the cake…
Place the bottom layer on a cake board and create a border for the filling.
Then add the dark chocolate pudding filling.
Place the top layer on and cover with a smooth layer of icing (nothing fancy).
Cover the sides with the malted milk balls.
Add the piping around the top edge.
Cover the top with chocolate curls (I used store bought dark, milk and white chocolate curls).