This recipe brings the dessert to a whole new level! It's a fun family centerpiece that kids will just love! Smash it open to reveal hidden treats - it will be the biggest hit of your festive entertaining!
Please see the post for full instructions on creating the topper.
For the cake:
Preheat oven to 350F and grease two 8 inch cake pans
Place all of the ingredients into a food processor (or mixer).
Blitz until combined into a thick batter (be careful not to over mix or the cake will turn out tough)
Divide evenly between the prepared pans and bake 25-35 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.
For the frosting:
Melt the butter and chocolate in a small pan on over a low heat stirring gently until melted. Once completely melted, remove from the heat and let cool.
In a large bowl, beat the chocolate mixture with the softened cream cheese. Add the cocoa, vanilla extract and 1 cup of the powdered sugar adding another cup of the sugar until smooth and desired consistency.
Place one of the cooled cakes on a cake plate and spread the top with 1/2 cup of the frosting.
Place the second layer onto the first layer and cover with the remaining frosting and smooth.
run a fork down the sides to create the ridges (wiping the fork clean after every pass).
Cover the top of the cake and bottom edge with chocolate shavings and some Christmas sprinkles.
Once you’re ready to place the topping, fill it with the chocolate of your choice (nothing too heavy – I used malted milk balls) and carefully place on top of the cake.