Jelly Tots Pouring Cake

Serves 8

 

INGREDIENTS
 

For the cake:

1 box (650g) vanilla cake mix

1 cup milk

3 eggs

⅔ cup oil

 

For the buttercream icing: 

240g butter, softened 

4 cups icing sugar, sieved 

2-3 tbsp milk 

1 tsp vanilla essence 

 

To decorate: 

1 large sugar cone 

6 packs (100g each) Beacon Jelly Tots Original

 

METHOD
 

For the cake:
 

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C and grease two cake tins (20cm each).

2. Add the vanilla cake mix to a bowl and make a well in the centre. Add the milk, eggs and oil in the well. Using a handheld mixer, beat until the batter is well combined and lump-free, about 2 minutes.

3. Divide the batter between the two cake tins and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.

4. Allow the cakes to cool in the tins for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

 

For the buttercream icing:
 

5. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter until smooth and creamy.

6. Add a third of the sieved icing sugar and beat on a low speed. Slowly add more icing sugar and beat until fully incorporated. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl often.

7. If the buttercream seems dry, add 2-3 tablespoons of milk while beating until the correct consistency is achieved. Beat in the vanilla essence to flavour.

 

To decorate: 
 

8. Place one vanilla cake, upside down, onto a large serving board or cake stand. *Chef’s Tip: Add a dollop of buttercream icing onto the board/cake stand before adding the cake to ensure the cake doesn’t slip. Spread a generous layer of buttercream icing over the cake.

9. Place the second cake over the buttercream, also upside down to ensure for a flat top. Use a spatula to spread the buttercream neatly over the top and sides of the cake. *Chef’s Tip: Dip the spatula in hot water to neaten the icing on the cake.

10. Press an upside-down sugar cone in the top centre of the cake at a slight slant. Carefully spread buttercream icing over the cone and press the Beacon Jelly Tots into the icing to cover, from top to bottom.

11. Press more Jelly Tots on top of the cake and down one side all the way to the bottom so that it looks like the Jelly Tots are pouring down the side. Spread a dollop of icing on the plate and create a further trail of Jelly Tots. Add a dollop of icing onto the tip of the Jelly Tot cone and stick the inside of the open edge of the Jelly Tot package on to it.

12. Serve the cake for a birthday celebration and ENJOY!