Chocolate Tower Cake

As far as cakes go, I have found this Chocolate Tower cake recipe to be the most versatile, easy to bake and by far the tastiest, packed full of decadent chocolate flavour.

It can be used to create a birthday cake or simply something nice for the weekend. The beauty of it is you can choose whatever chocolates you like to go on top, such as M&Ms, fudge, honeycomb chocolate, basically whatever you like.

You can also melt a little white chocolate and drizzle over the top for effect. A small warning – if you are making this in the height of Summer make sure it is kept somewhere cool!

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You will need

2 x 8 inch round cake tins
Heavy based pan
Oven 170°C/325°F/Gas Mark 3

Decadent Chocolate Tower Cake

5 from 2 votes
Recipe by Paul Steele Course: DessertCuisine: BritishDifficulty: Medium
Servings

8

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Calories

235

kcal

As far as cakes go, I have found this Chocolate Tower cake recipe to be the most versatile, easy to bake and by far the tastiest, packed full of decadent chocolate flavour.

Ingredients

  • For the cake
  • 90 g plain chocolate, chopped

  • 115 g unsalted butter

  • 1 tbsp Golden Syrup

  • 175 g plain flour

  • 25 g cocoa powder

  • 150 g caster sugar

  • 1/2 tbsp half tablespoon bicarbonate of soda

  • 2 large eggs, beaten

  • 1 tbsp real vanilla essence

  • 90 ml milk

  • For the ganache
  • 150 g dark chocolate

  • 1 tbsp Golden Syrup

  • 150 g evaporated milk

Directions

  • If you are making the chocolate turrets. Melt another 200g of dark chocolate and spread onto baking paper, leave to set (you may also drizzle white chocolate on at this point).making chocolate turrets
  • When cooled, cut up carefully using a hot knife (can be heated by pouring boiling water onto blade and wiping off water) into your desired shape.
  • For the cake
  • Grease and line both cake tins
  • Melt the chocolate, butter, sugar and Golden Syrup in a heavy based saucepan without boiling.
  • Sift together flour, cocoa and bicarbonate of soda.
  • Pour the chocolate mix into the flour mix then add the eggs, vanilla and milk. The consistency will be runny.
  • Divide the mix between the 2 cake tins and bake for 15 – 20 minutes. To check your cake is baked insert a skewer and it should come out clean.
  • When baked, leave to cool
  • Prepare the Ganache
  • Melt the chocolate, evaporated milk and Golden Syrup in a saucepan, stirring continually until it thickens then let cool slightly.
  • Assembly
  • Once the ganache is cooled slightly, the assembly begins (the fun bit)!
  • Slice both cakes and spread each layer with ganache, not too quickly.
  • Place them atop of each other and cover the entire cake with the ganache.
  • If you are using the turrets, carefully stand them up around the outside, sticking them to the side of the cake.
  • Put your chosen chocolates on top of the cake, being careful not to push over the turrets.chocolate sprinkles and decoration

Now stand back and admire your chocolate creation.

leave to set… Enjoy!

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2 Comments

  1. Just making this cake. How much sugar is needed?
    Thanks

    1. Avatar of Paul Steele Paul Steele says:

      sorry 150g. amending now, thanks

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