Chocolate Christmas cake

A Christmas cake topped with white chocolate, Maltesers and little snowmen - brilliant!
Chocolate Christmas cake
  • Rating:
  • Serves: 8-10
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Prep Time: plus setting time
  • Effort: medium

Ingredients

  • 1 shopbought 20cm fruit cake
  • 1 kg dark chocolate, melted
  • 500 g white chocolate, melted
  • 100 g fondant icing
  • dark green food colouring
  • berry red food colouring
  • 1 snowman of chocolate, we bought ours in Thortons
  • 1 bag white chocolate maltesers
  • 1 large coin of chocolate
  • edible glitter

Method

1. First secure the fruit cake to the cake board with some melted dark chocolate then carefully pour the remaining dark chocolate over the top of the cake a little at a time. Using a dessert spoon, gently guide it down the sides of the cake. Draw the back of the spoon up the sides to ensure the whole cake is covered, and to create a ridged effect. Leave to set.

2. Colour the fondant icing with the green and red colouring. Roll out the green icing to the thickness of a pound coin, and using a holly leaf shaped cutter, cut out 8 to 10 leaves. Then roll 12 to 16 berries using the red fondant.

3. Put 4-5 tablespoons of the white chocolate into a piping bag and pipe a festive message on the chocolate coin. Then carefully pour the remaining white chocolate over the top of the cake. Pour just enough so that some of it drips down the sides of the cake to create a snowy effect.

4. While the chocolate is still soft place your snowman on top of the cake, and then arrange the coin, Maltesers, leaves and berries around it. If the chocolate sets, you can use a little melted white chocolate in a piping bag to secure the decorations.

5. Once everything is dry, use food dust or glitter to add some extra sparkle.

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