Popcorn Cake !

Yesterday I made a birthday cake for one of my closest friends, for their birthday today. So I made a popcorn cake that would look like a popcorn an old fashioned popcorn box, (the red and white stripy ones )

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It uses toffee popcorn, and alot of it at that, 200g to be precise! But I can tell you that it is totally worth it and it tastes, soo good !

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Ingredients

  • 70g butter
  • 210g plain flour
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 210ml whole milk
  • 2 large eggs

Icing Ingredients

  • 500g icing sugar
  • 160g butter
  • 60ml whole milk
  • 60g toffee popcorn, chopped
  • more toffee popcorn, to decorate

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 170*C/ 325*F/ Gas mark 3 and line two 9-inch cake pans.
  2. Put all cake ingredients in to a free standing mixer (or a bowl, but make sure you mix througherly) mix all ingredients in well, until light and fluffy.
  3. Pour in to the cake pans, and bake for about 30 mins, or until golden on top and when a skewer is inserted, it comes out clean.
  4. Again  mix all the ingredients for the icing together in a new bowl.
  5. When the cakes are cooled put a good dollop of icing between the layers, and then spread it evenly, all over the cake.
  6. Top off the cake with popcorn.
  7. Optional – Add red and white stripes of fondant to the sides complete the effect of a popcorn box.

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Happy Baking !

 

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