Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Chocolate and Caramel Cake #GBBOBloggers2015

I cannot believe I have actually baked every week for the Bake Off and I have enjoyed every minute of it. Seeing what everyone has baked every week as been a huge highlight and you are all fabulous bakers and women.  A final big thank you to Mummy Mishaps for organising the #GBBOBloggers2015, this can't have been an easy task. The host for the final week is Claire and her boy Joseph.  For my final bake I decided to go with the good old chocolate cake with a bit of a twist.  


Ingredients
For the Sponges
15oz Stork Butter
8 oz Golden Caster Sugar
6 oz Light Muscavado Sugar
2 oz Dark Muscavado Sugar
12 oz Self Raising Flour
6 oz Ground Almonds
2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 pint Natural Yoghurt
6 eggs
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
5 tbsp Cocoa Powder

For the Filling
Can Carnation Caramel

For the Ganache
2 oz Dark Chocolate
2 oz Milk Chocolate
1/2 pint Double Cream

For the Decoration
Milk Chocolate
Sugar



  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.  I made the cakes in two batches as below.
  2. Grease and line 2 x 8 inch round cake tins.
  3. To make the first two layers, mix ? butter, golden caster sugar, ? self raising flour, ? ground almonds, 1 tsp baking powder, 3 eggs and 1 tsp vanilla essence together and divide the mixture in to two.  In one of the mixtures add 5 tbsp of cocoa this will then give you two different layers.  Put the mixture in the prepared tins and bake for about 25-30 minutes.
  4. When cooked turn out and leave to cool and prepare the tins for the 3rd and 4thlayers.
  5. To make the second two layers, mix ? butter, light muscavado sugar, dark muscavado sugar, self raising flour, ground almonds, 1 tsp baking powder, 3 eggs and 1 tsp vanilla essence together and divide the mixture in to two.  In one of the mixtures add 1 tbsp of cocoa this will then give you the final two layers.  Put the mixture in the prepared tins and bake for about 25-30 minutes.
  6. When cooked turn out and leave to cool.
  7. Layer your cake together with the tin of caramel.
  8. Prepare the ganache by melting the dark chocolate and milk chocolate together and adding the double cream.  Mix well and leave to cool before covering your cake.
  9. I made my chocolate swirls by melting some chocolate and putting in a piping bag, I then snipped off the end and drizzled in swirls on to some baking parchment, I then left this in the fridge to harden before breaking up and adding to the top of my cake.
  10. To make the sugar shards I just melted some sugar on a low heat and when it liquefied I tipped it out on to some baking parchment and left it to set.  I then broke it in to pieces to use as decoration.

I used Stork Butter in this recipe and I would like to thank them for providing this.  The Stork website is well worth the visit for great ideas and inspiration on things to make.  Also congratulations to Nadiya for winning the Great British Bake Off this year, it was truly deserved.  So for this year it is farewell, bon appetit and I hope to join in again next year.

Mummy Mishaps

42 comments:

  1. omg i'm going to be thinking about this all day. looks amazing

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  2. Oh my... I am in need of this right now, it looks amazing x

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  3. What a very clever idea to use sugar shards in your decoration! This looks so great and I just love the layers.. Mmmmm.. YUM! Hazel x

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    1. Thank you Hazel, the children loved the sugar shards x

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  4. Oh my, you have just made heaven right there! I would put a drizzle of salted caramel on the side, just because most things go with salted caramel (Obsessed with it)
    Thanks for a fab recipe, totally making this at the weekend!

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    1. I love it too Sam, thank you x

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    2. Thank you Sam, I love salted caramel too x

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  5. My god this looks divine!!! Not far from the one on the show tbh!

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  6. Oh my God, this looks amazing! I'm going to try this. I love anything chocolate. Thanks for the recipe.

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    1. Thank you Louise, we devoured it at my sisters on Sunday x

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  8. Gosh, I'm lucky to manage one bake a year let alone one for every week of GBBO! Well done! x

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    1. Thank you, I've never baked so much lol x

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  9. It was delicious sis, looked amazing and tasted it too xx

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    1. Thanks Sis, can't wait till we meet up again xx

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  10. that looks lovely - I love carnation caramel, especially in a cake!

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  11. I'm weeks behind with even watching the programme, but they are all safe on the DVR. Looking at your cake inspires me to get a move on and start baking again.

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    1. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed baking Teresa x

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  12. That is definite #foodporn. I'm not normally a fan of caramel but I think I could cope with this!!! Well done for baking each week during #gbbo! I think I'll join in next year, if it's on again, which I'm sure it will be.

    Laura x

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    1. Thank you Laura, it's been a great experience with some lovely bloggers xx

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  13. This looks amazing, I wish I had the skills to make something like this!
    Kirsty
    x

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  14. Oh wow, this looks amazing. Totally the wrong time to read this post when I am peckish just before bed!!

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  15. Well done for making it through this years series and for creating some fab bakes. This one looks so stunning!

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  16. I havn't baked in a while. This amazing cake is making me want to.

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  17. Am I dreaming because this looks like it flew straight from heaven. Haha excuse the pun but it looks heavenly!

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  18. Oh wow Cathy, your cake looks divine! Mmmm yum!
    Angela x

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  19. This cake looks absolutely stunning - I could definitely eat a slice right now!

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  20. Love the decorations and you can never go wrong with chocolate in my opinion!

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  21. Yuuuuuuuuum!!!! I'm so envious of people who can bake - it's just not something I've ever been very good at. I'm good at eating baked goods though, does that count?!? x

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  22. This looks really artistic and I like the layers inside.

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  23. It looks amazing and the flavours are fantastic.

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  24. Oh, that cake looks so good. I used to enjoy baking so much, but I don't have the time at the moment. Good for you for commiting to baking once a week for a while.

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  25. Oh my! It looks so professional and I love how it uses good old-fashioned ingredients too.

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  26. Mmm this looks incredible! I love that you have been baking throughout the series x

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  27. what a delicious and pretty looking cake to bake for your finale Cathy. I love caramel and chocolate so this would be right up my cake street!
    thank you for baking along this year and good luck for the final xx

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  28. Looks fab, and so yummy! I could just eat a slice right now! :)

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