Piñata cakes have been all over the internet recently. So when me and David decided to have an afternoon baking, it seemed the obvious choice. Although the cakes appear very effective, they are in fact incredibly easy to make.
For the cake mix I stuck to a tried and tested recipe.
150g self-raising flour
150g caster sugar
150g butter/margarine (I use Stork when making cakes)
As a lazy baker, I'm a big believer in the all in one method, simply beat all of the ingredients together until you end up with a light, smooth mixture.
To create the multi-coloured marble effect, split the mixture in to three bowls and add a full tube of Dr Oetker's Food Colouring Gel to each bowl. We used blue, yellow and red.
Then spoon a little of each mixture in to the tin at a time, and gently swirl together with a knife to create a marbled effect.
Bake both tins for 20 minutes at Gas Mark 5 until golden and risen.
Once the cake has cooled, using a sharp knife cut a crater into the top of one cake and into the bottom of the other and fill with your chosen sweets. We chose jelly babies but any kind of small sweet would work.
To ice the cake, beat together 150g stork and 150g icing sugar together until light and creamy. Use the icing to sandwich the cake together and to cover the top and sides of the cake. Finish with sprinkles of your choice.
And there you have it!
Have you baked anything recently?