Birthday Cake

birthday cake

Birthday Cake

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Servings: 1 cake
Calories: 5756
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 20 minutes


  • 6 oz butter or margarine
  • 6 oz caster sugar
  • 3 eggs lightly beaten
  • 8 oz self-raising flour
  • 8 oz chocolate chips
  • a little milk if necessary

for the topping

  • 3 oz butter or margarine
  • 8 oz icing sugar sifted
  • 1 - 2 tablespoons milk
  • a few drops of green food colouring
  • 5 1/2 oz packet chocolate animals


  • crepe paper
  • spotty bow and candles


  • Line and grease a deep 18 cm (7 in) cake tin. Cream the butter or margarine and sugar until pale and fluffy. Gradually add the eggs.
  • Fold in the flour and chocolate chips, adding a little milk to make a fairly stiff dropping consistency. Spoon into the tin and bake in a moderate oven for 1 hour 20 minutes.
  • A metal skewer inserted into the cake should come out clean. Leave to cool in the tin for 5 minutes, then turn out to cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Beat the butter or margarine, sugar, milk and food colouring together. Spread over the top and sides of the cake and fork up. Decorate as shown. Finally add the candles.
  • To make a very quick, one-stage cake, use soft margarine and add 1 teaspoon baking powder to the ingredients. Beat all together until very soft and light. Stir in the chocolate chips last.
  • If the chocolate chips are not available, chop a bar of dark plain chocolate.


Oven temperature 180C, 350 F. gas 4
Calories: 5756 kcal
Carbohydrates: 730 g
Protein: 53 g
Fat: 310g
Saturated Fat: 188 g
Trans Fat: 8 g
Cholesterol: 1076 mg
Sodium: 2104 mg
Potassium: 990 mg
Fiber: 14 g
Sugar: 540 g
Vitamin A: 7166 IU
Calcium: 261 mg
Iron: 9 mg
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