Monday, May 8, 2017

The Queen's Birthday Cake for Sandra

My friend Sandra loves the British Royal family, and in particular, she has a soft spot for Queen Elizabeth II.  She found this recipe for the Queen's birthday cake last year, and asked me to make it.

As it was Sandra's birthday recently, I decided to make this cake for her.  It uses a lot of ingredients - 8 eggs and 450g of chocolate jump out.

This cake did not go that great for me, but Sandra was happy with it.

Here is the cake before being dressed:

It is a sponge cake with just a touch of cocoa.  The cake is then sandwiched with ganache and covered with more ganache - holy dooley:

The layers did not cut nicely for me - I tried for three, but only got two very wonky layers.
Here is a peek inside:

I would not make this cake again, if only because of the incredible amount of ingredients for an end result that was just OK (I am not a huge fan of sponge cake), and high stakes if the end result was not edible.

In any event, Sandra was happy with her cake, which is all that matters in the end.


Johanna GGG said...

Requests are sometimes a good way to tackle a cake you would not otherwise - it does have heaps of chocolate and looks like the sort of cake I would love to eat but not be that tempted to make

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

That is a lot of ingredients! Didn't they also like the chocolate biscuit cake? The royal family do love their chocolate!