Flower Pot Cakes August 18, 2015 11:50

Toolbox:
  • 4 small flower pots
  • 4 fake flowers
  • 1 1/3 cups ground Sandwich cookies
  • Gummi worms
Cake:
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted margarine, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 1 3/4 cup soymilk or water
Frosting:
  • 100 gram semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup double cream
How To:
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Cut 4 small pieces of baking parchment to cover the small holes in the flower pots. Butter the flower pots.
  2. Sift together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a bowl.
  3. In a large mixing bowl beat together the margarine and eggs until creamy for about 1-2 minutes. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined, beat in melted chocolate for about 2-3 minutes until well combined and smooth.
  4. Divide the batter evenly into the prepared flower pots.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes, the cake is done when it's well risen, pulls away from the edges and a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let the cakes cool completely.
  6. Put the chopped chocolate in a heatproof bowl.
  7. Bring the double cream to a boil. Pour the boiled cream over the chopped chocolate and let sit for a minute. Stir the chocolate until it's completely melted into the cream.
  8. Divide evenly over the cakes and start decorating immediately.
  9. Cover the frosting with the ground sandwich cookies, pop a fake flower in the middle of each flower pot, and press the end of the worms into the frosting.
Optional:
  • Create an edible flower using fruit leather.
  • Short on time? Use Duncan Hines Brownie Mix instead.
  • Paint the flower pots before or after baking.
  • Multiply the ingredients to create larger quantities of cake batter.
  • Use multi colored pebble-shaped chocolate candies, for garnish
  • Use mint sprigs for garnish.