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Bunnies in the Carrot Garden – Chocolate Mud Cake with Coconut Frosting

Ingredients for Cake

1 ½ cup water

250g butter

200g Dark chocolate

¼ cup cocoa powder

2 cups castor sugar

2 eggs, lighlty beaten

1 ½ cup self raising flour

 

Method

  • Pre-heat oven to 170°C
  • Line two 15cm cake tins
  • Melt together the water, butter and dark chocolate
  • Whisk in the sugar, eggs and cocoa powder
  • Allow to cool down before adding the self raising flour
  • Split the batter between the two cake tins and bake for 1hour
  • Remove from oven, allow to sit for 5minutes before removing the cakes from the tins
     

Ingredients for Coconut buttercream

1 ½ cup butter, room temperature

5 cups icing sugar, sifted

A few drops coconut flavouring/essence

6 tablespoons coconut milk

 

Method

  • Beat the butter pn medium speed until smooth and cream
  • Slowly add the icing sugar until its all mixed in with the butter and a smooth consistency
  • Add the coconut flavouring and coconut milk, one tablespoon at a time until everything is incorporated and beat until nice and fluffy
  • Divide the mixture in half and add 4 tablespoon of cocoa powder to one half of the mixture and green food colouring to the other half, for decoration purposes.
   
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