Chocolate Smarties Cake

Chocolate Smarties Cake

Great if one of the younger guests has a birthday, this simple cake also works well for any other occasion or none! It is just a glorified Victoria sponge really, and of course you could decorate it with anything on top: Maltesers, M&M's or white chocolate drops.

Chocolate Smarties Cake

Ingredients Makes 12-16 Slices

  • For the cake
  • 265g butter at room temperature
  • 265g caster sugar
  • 5 medium eggs
  • 230g self raising flour
  • 45g cocoa powderS
  • splash milk
  • 100g Mini Smarties
  • 200g jam
  • For the chocolate buttercream
  • 75g unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 175g icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • For the chocolate ganache
  • 100ml double cream
  • 200g plain chocolate chopped or drops
  • 20 cm loose-bottomed cake tin, buttered and lined with greaseproof paper


  1. Heat the oven to 170°C
  2. Beat the butter and sugar together in a large bowl until pale and fluffy
  3. Add the eggs one at a time and after each egg, beat in a spoonful of flour too, to stop the cake mixture from splitting
  4. Sift the remaining flour and cocoa into the bowl and mix until blended, then add the milk and mix
  5. Bake in the oven for about 40 minutes or until an inserted skewer comes out clean from the middle. Leave to cool for 5 minutes before turning out of the tin to cool on a wire rack
  6. To make the buttercream, put the butter in a bowl and sift the icing sugar and cocoa powder onto it and combine well
  7. For the chocolate ganache; heat the cream in a heatproof bowl over a pan of simmering water.
  8. Take off the heat add the chocolate and stir until melted and smooth.
  9. To assemble, once the sponge has cooled completely; cut the cake in half so you have 2 discs. Spread the buttercream on one side, then the jam on the other and sandwich together and put on a large cake plate
  10. Put the chocolate ganache on top, then sprinkle with the Smarties

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