For this week's Fake Bakes Recipe I've gone rogue. Having done a poll on Instagram regarding which supermarket cakes our followers would like to see me dress up, Caterpillar came up tops. I'm not sure how to improve on the perfection that is Colin...and even though Aldi does a cheaper knock-off I'm not near an Aldi. So I abandoned Colin and chose the next popular suggestion of coffee cake.
I went to Sainsbury's, browsed their birthday cakes, and picked up two of their coffee cakes at £2 each (what a great price!). Walking up and down the aisles for decorating inspiration...all I came across was the absolute abundance of Chocolate Orange flavour. It was EVERYWHERE. Having spotted the lovely sounding Sainsbury's own Valencian Orange Chocolate tub frosting my head was turned.
Chocolate Orange Terry's is the OG in my books. But then I saw white choc orange Terry's segments, chocolate orange Maryland cookies, chocolate orange Maltesers, chocolate orange Penguins, chocolate orange Kit Kats, chocolate orange fingers...(and also chocolate orange Clubs...which I have now been schooled on as I'd never come across a Club before!).
So I'm really sorry to everyone who voted for Colin or coffee, but I couldn't resist the call of the choccy orange. It was soooo difficult to choose the decorations from everything on offer. In the end I chose a classic Terry's choc orange, choc orange matchsticks and these very intriguing Jaffa Nibbles balls, along with a cheap 99p jar of chocolate spread for the drip. I barely scraped it under a tenner at £9.99 total. I had to even cancel the Bag for Life!
I personally think, this Fake Bakes Chocolate Orange cake is the best one yet. Nobody asked for it, but here it is!
Fake Bake Recipe - Chocolate Orange Cake
2x Ready-made Round Chocolate Layer Cakes (5" or 6" size)
1 tub (400g) of ready-made buttercream-style Chocolate Orange frosting
1 Terry's Chocolate Orange
Chocolate Orange Matchsticks
Jaffa Nibbles balls
1. Prepare the cake decorating station with a cake turntable, angled palette knife, cake scraper, a cake board, a tablespoon, a piping bag fitted with a small star nozzle, a knife and a spatula.
2. Unbox the cakes. Smear a dollop of buttercream in the middle of the cake board on the turntable, and then place one of the layer cakes on the board. Remove any paper wrapping along the edges.
3. Decant the buttercream into a bowl and loosen it with a spatula. Dab some buttercream on the top of the cake. This layer cake is already frosted at the top so you only need to spread a little bit to even it out roughly. Stack the second layer cake on top. Remove the paper wrapping.
4. Spread and smooth buttercream. Run a cake scraper along the sides of the cake. Spread and smooth buttercream over the top of the cake.
5. Make the Chocolate Orange ganache drip. Melt approx. 12 Terry's segments in a microwave safe bowl at 30 seconds at a time, stirring between each blast.
Or melt it gently over a double boiler. Heat 40ml of water (or 2-3 tablespoons) until just simmering and pour gently into the melted chocolate and stir to combine until smooth.
6. Pour a tablespoon of the chocolate orange ganache along the sides of the cake. Use the back of the spoon to push drips gently over the edge.
Flood the centre with the ganache until covered.
7. Fit a piping bag with a small star nozzle tip and fill with the remaining frosting. Pipe a few swirls around the top in any pattern.
Decorate with Terry's chocolate orange segments, chocolate orange matchsticks and Jaffa Nibbles balls.
Lots of love,