Children of all ages love chocolate cakes. If you bake one for your child’s first birthday, you will definitely get the reward for being the star mom in the form of lots of hugs and kisses from the kids at the birthday party. Here is a simple first birthday cake recipes with delicious chocolate glaze.
Necessary elements for the chocolate cake recipe and frosting:
Cocoa powder – 1 cup
Boiling water – 2 cups
Soft unsalted butter at room temperature – 1 cup
Sugar – 2 ½ cups
Eggs – 4
All-purpose flour – 2 ¾ cups
Baking soda – 2 ¼ teaspoons
a pinch of salt
Vanilla extract or essence – 1 ½ teaspoons
1 package semisweet chocolate chips
½ cup half and half cream (you can also use full cream, but add a little milk)
¾ cup unsalted butter at room temperature
2 ½ cups icing sugar
Mixed fruit jam – 1 cup
Edible Silver Balls – 1 Pack
Colored Chocolate Gems – 1 Pack
Preparing the cake:
Beat the eggs and sugar in a deep bowl.
Add the butter and beat some more to get a fluffy texture.
Add the vanilla extract and mix well.
Dissolve the cocoa powder in boiling water and allow the mixture to cool.
Add this mixture to the butter and egg mixture and beat some more to get a smooth batter.
Mix the dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
Now add the dry ingredients to the prepared mixture, spoon by spoon, and beat a little more to give the cake batter consistency.
Grease a 9-inch baking pan and pour the batter into the pan.
Bake in a preheated 350 ° F oven for 35-40 minutes.
After the baking time, remove the cake from the oven and let it cool on a rack.
Preparing the frosting:
We have a double boiler, we melt the chocolate chips and butter.
Remove from heat and add the cream and icing sugar.
Whisk to combine well and your chocolate frosting is done.
Assembling the cake:
Allow cake to cool completely before assembling.
Cut the cake in half horizontally.
Place bottom layer on serving plate.
Spread a generous amount of frosting over the layer and top with the top layer.
Spread the rest of the frosting over the cake and cover all sides.
Place the mixed fruit jam in a piping bag and decorate the top and sides of the cake with the design of your choice.
Use the silver balls and chocolate gems to cover the top and sides of the cake.
Put the prepared sponge cake in the fridge for 2 hours to set everything before serving.