The Jungle cake - Prep 30 mins | Cooking 45 mins + 10mins resting time
250g butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 ½cup caster sugar
2 ½cups self raising flour
1 cup milk
½cup NESTLÉ Baking Cocoa
375g pkt NESTLE Dark Melts
375g NESTLEWhite Melts
green food colour
125g NESTLE Milk Melts, melted
1 cup NESTLE Caramel BITS
ALLEN’S FROGS ALIVE, SNAKES,
jungle animals toys
1 Preheat oven to 180°C. Grease and line 2 deep 20cm(base) springform pans.
2 To make one batter: place half the butter, half the vanilla extract and half the sugar into a large bowl of an electric mixer. Beat until pale and creamy. Add 2 eggs, one at a time, beating well between
each addition. Fold in 1¼ cups of the flour and half themilk, in alternating batches, until well combined.
3 Tomake second batter: repeatwith remaining butter, vanilla, sugar and eggs. Sift remaining flour with cocoa and fold into mixture with remaining milk.
4 Drop spoonfuls of batter into pans, in alternating batches, swirling to create a marbled effect. Bake for 45 minutes or until cooked when tested. Cool in pans for 10minutes. Transfer to wire
racks to cool completely.
5 Meanwhile make ganache: stir darkchocolate melts and 150ml of the cream in a bowl over simmering water until smooth. Cover and refrigerate until thick. Repeat with white-chocolate melts
and remaining cream. Divide mixture into 2 bowls and add drops of green food colour tomake pale and dark-green ganache shades. Set aside.
6 Make milk-chocolate tree decorations following our tips below.
7 To assemble the jungle cake: sandwich the two marble buttercakes together, using about¼of the dark-chocolate ganache. Place the whole cake onto a cake plate. Spread remaining dark chocolate ganache over top and side of cake. Remove the tree decorations from the baking paper and arrange around cake, pressing into ganache to hold. Arrange remaining caramel bits around base of the cake. Roughly spread dollops of both pale and dark greentintedwhite ganache over top of cake to make tree canopy. Decorate tree canopy with sweets and toys as shown.
chocolate tree decorations:
TIP 1 tree shapes:
Draw outlines of tree shapes onto baking paper. Melt milk-chocolate melts in a small bowl over simmering water. Using a teaspoon, spoon melted chocolate onto paper to cover tree outline.
TIP 2 tree bark:
Before the chocolate sets, roughen slightly using a fork and add caramel bits to make the wood knots. Repeat the process to make about 10 trees. Allow chocolate to set.
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