Themed cakes part deux

In a long overdue post, this recent cake was from a bonfire night/beer festival party.


This weekend saw the first ever Brockley Novtoberfest hosted by super couple David and Rachael. Not only were there themed glasses, a variety of home brews to try, fireworks, but a cake and thing in a jar competition. The Braxfield three stepped up to the occasion each with our own contribution and this is mine.

A black forest castle bundt cake aka Black Forest Chateaux


For the cake:

4 cups Butter, room temperature

3 cups 

2 cup 
sour cream


6 cups
 self-raising flour

1.5 cup
 unsweetened cocoa powder

4 teaspoons 
baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

2 cup

¾ of can of pitted black cherries

3 caps of cassis

For decoration:

1 bowl of vanilla buttercream dyed blue

4 pitted black cherries

Plain chocolate, white chocolate and toffee writing icing.

You will also need one 3D castle mould.


Preheat oven to 160 c. Generously butter the 3D castle mould.

Cream butter and sugar. Beat in sour cream and eggs. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; add dry mix to creamed mixture alternating with the milk. Mix until well blended. Add the cherries and cassis and stir in.

Pour the batter into the mould.

The mould

Bake for 60 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean.

Cool overnight and then take out of the mould and put on a cake stand. Pipe the blue buttercream around the edge of the cake to create a sea, and then fill the middle of the cake with the rest of the buttercream.

Then following the lines of the mould decorate the cake using the writing icing. Put some plain chocolate icing in the turrets and place a cherry on top of each turret.

Ta da!



Black Forest Chateaux

Incidentally the cake won best named cake in the awards ceremony!


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