Birthday Cake

Our second recipe as part of our 5 Female Chefs Series, comes from renowned food blogger, Lilly Higgins. Seeing as she's famous for her cakes and baking and recently released her latest book Dream Deli, it seemed like the perfect choice as our offering of (birthday) cake!

We followed the recipe exactly but we baked the cake mix in 4 small cake tins measuring 12x5cm

The Cake

225g (8oz) butter

225g (8oz) sugar


4 eggs

225g (8oz) self raising flour

3 tbsp cocoa

2 tsp baking powder

100ml milk

60g (2oz) dry roasted peanuts, chopped

The Peanut butter Cream


30g (1oz) butter

125g (4 1/2 oz) smooth peanut butter

1 tsp vanilla essence

250g (9oz) icing sugar

50ml milk

Preheat the oven to 180C. Butter two 7? sandwich tins and cover with the chopped nuts.
Cream the butter and sugar. Add the eggs one by one.
Mix in the milk. Sieve the flour, cocoa and baking powder into the egg mixture.
Mix until well combined.
Spoon the mixture into the two prepared sandwich tins taking care not to disturb the nuts.
Bake for 30 mins until a skewer comes out clean. Cool on a rack.
For the Icing: Mix the butters, milk, vanilla and half the icing sugar until well combined.
Add the rest of the icing sugar and mix well until fluffy.
Sandwich the cake together with the icing top with more icing and the remaining roasted peanuts.

Lilly Higgins @LillyHiggins


Styling and words by Jette Virdi @WoodandC

Photography by Yolene Dabreteau

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