Saturday, 26 September 2015

Spooky Halloween Jar Cake

Spooky Cake in a Jar
It's never too early to start planning for Halloween. It's not just about being spooky, but the dessert also has to taste good.

I am always looking for new and interesting desserts and I found a great idea on I Am Baker. She gave me the inspiration for this Halloween cake in a jar dessert.

The dessert is quite easy to make. You just need to use your imagination and decorating skills to create a beautiful cake.

This recipe is enough for 4 290 ml jars (I used Weck)

Icing Decoration
10 grams butter (soft)
10 grams powdered sugar
10 grams egg white
10 grams flour

1. Whisk the butter and the powdered sugar, add the egg white then add the flour. Add black coloring.
2. I used a water based marker to draw a design on the outside of the jar and then drew the icing decoration to trace the design on the inside of the jar.
3.  Don't make your lines too thin and keep all of the letters and decoration clear & clean otherwise when the cake bakes the decoration will spread together into a blurry lump.
 
Outline the decoration inside the jar
4. Put the decorated jars in the refrigerator for about 20 minutes so that the mixture becomes firm.
 
 
Yellow Cake
 
3 eggs
100 grams sugar
100 grams flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
50 grams butter
 
1. Sift the dry ingredients together.
2. Melt the butter in a bowl over simmering hot water.
3. In another bowl, use a hand mixer to mix the eggs and sugar. Whip until they are yellow and fluffy. This takes about 5 - 10 minutes but don't skip this step.

Putting the cake together
1. Remove the jars from the refrigerator and pour the batter evenly between the 3 jars. Bake at 180 degrees Celsius for about 25 minutes.
2. Remove from the oven and let cool.
3. Melt about 50 grams of chocolate in a bowl over simmering hot water until melted. Let it cool until it becomes slightly thickened. Put in a pastry bag for decorating.
4. Draw spider web designs on the top of each cake and add other decorations as you like.