Leftover Christmas goodies cake!

*I should’ve posted this in January, I never got round to it, so I’ve saved it up and it feels like in this crazy depressing time, everyone could use a cake recipe made from sweets!*

Luckily I’ve got kids whose birthdays are either side of Christmas, which means that all the leftover Christmas goodies can be easily turned into a cake! The sweets for stockings, chocolate coins, biscuit fingers, marshmallows intended for hot chocolates are likely to now be in the cupboard forgotten. I will show you how to use all that good stuff to make and decorate a great cake. Mine was in the shape of an 8.

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To make this leftover Christmas goodies cake you will need:

  • 220g Self raising flour
  • 370g Unsalted Butter (softened)
  • 220g Caster sugar
  • 4 Eggs
  • 4 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 300g icing sugar
  • Leftover Christmas goodies to decorate (marshmallows, random leftover sweets, and chocolates)
  • Someone turning 8 ideally (not essential)
  • A couple of same size cake tins (these ones are the ones I have) and a circle cutter (these are perfect because you can choose which size you need)

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 C and grease 2 round cake tins with some butter.
  2. Cream together 220g butter with the caster sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Crack in the eggs and give it a whisk then add the vanilla and stir that in as well.
  4. Sift in the flour and give everything a good whisk to get all the lumps out.
  5. Divide between the greased tins and place into the middle of the oven for 20-15 minutes or until golden, risen and a skewer comes out clean.
  6. Meanwhile, make the butter-cream. Whisk the butter to soften it up a bit and then gradually add the icing sugar to make a creamy paste with a spreadable consistency.
  7. When the cakes are done turn them onto a wire rack to cool.
  8. Once cooled, take a round cutter (or a cup if you don’t have cutters) and cut out the middle of both circles, the cut a flat bottom onto both of them as well. Align your straightened edges, fixing together with a little buttercream.
  9. Roughly cover all sides of the cake in buttercream, it doesn’t have to be perfect, you’re going to cover it up anyway. It’s just so your decoration sticks.
  10. Once covered go to it with the decorating. I went for a smarties rainbow on a cloud of marshmallows, but you can do whatever you like with whatever you have. I encased mine with chocolate fingers, but any biscuits/chocolate you have left would work just as nicely.
  11. Finally, serve to the person turning 8!

Leftover Christmas goodies cake! mines in the shape of and 8, yours doesn’t have to be, either way- if you make it I’d love to see! Head over to my social channels to show me your work.

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