Hi Guys, it’s Carly. Today I’m making Harry
Potter’s birthday cake, this is the cake that Hagrid gave to Harry in the very first movie, Harry
Potter & the Philosopher’s stone. Now this is an all in one chocolate cake recipe and
it’s super super easy. So you’ll need to add 250g of self-raising flour to your bowl, along
with 250g of caster sugar and two and a half teaspoons of baking powder and give all of
your dry ingredients a good mix up. Next you’ll need to add 250g of butter, along with 4 eggs
and 100ml milk. Then in a separate cup, you’ll need to mix together 8 tablespoons of cocoa
powder with 8 tablespoons of boiling water, then simply add this to the rest of your mixture.
And that’s all there is to it, all you need to do is mix it all together until it’s very
pale and completely smooth. Then you need to divide the mixture between two greased
and lined round 10 inch sandwich tins and bake in a pre-heated oven at 140 fan for around
30-35 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. To level your cake mixture, I just
give the tin a bit of a shake. Whilst that’s baking in the oven you can get on with making
the buttercream. To make this you’ll need to soften 250g of unsalted butter and to this
you’ll need to add 400g of icing sugar in two batches. You’ll want to mix this by hand
before you go in with your mixer to avoid making a mess. Once you’ve done this and it’s
completely smooth and very pale in colour, you’ll need to add 40g of melted dark chocolate
and not only will this make your buttercream chocolate flavour as described in the book
but also it will help to give your buttercream that slightly off pink colour. You might also
need to add a splash of milk just to loosen. Next you’ll need to add your pink food colour.
Now it is quite a pale pink so it’s better to add less as you can always add more. Once
your cakes have baked and cooled, you’re ready to assemble the cake. Now this is probably
the easiest cake you’ll ever have to decorate because it’s supposed to look messy. So all
you need to do is spread a layer of buttercream and then cover the rest of the cake. And the
last thing to do is to pipe on “Happee Birthdae Harry” exactly the same way that Hagrid does.
Now to get this green colour, I mixed together green, black and a tiny bit of red and this
is royal icing that I’m using here. And for the finishing touches, to make it look like
Hagrid sat on this cake himself, I’m just using a spatula to make a crack down the middle. So there you have it, Harry Potter’s birthday cake, “baked it myself words an all” “Fraid
I might have sat on it at some point, but I imagine it’ll taste fine just the same”.
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