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Sponge cake with Nutella icing, hazelnuts and Happy Hippos!

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1135 projects »
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  • How to bake a sponge cake. Happy Hippo Cake - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cream together the butter and sugar in a mixer.

  • How to bake a sponge cake. Happy Hippo Cake - Step 2
    Step 2

    Whisk in the eggs one at a time and add the vanilla.

  • How to bake a sponge cake. Happy Hippo Cake - Step 3
    Step 3

    Whisk in half of the self-raising flour, then half the milk, then the remaining flour and then the remaining milk.

  • How to bake a sponge cake. Happy Hippo Cake - Step 4
    Step 4

    Divide the batter between three greased baking tins.

  • How to bake a sponge cake. Happy Hippo Cake - Step 5
    Step 5

    Bake at 200'C for 25 minutes until golden and leave to cool.

  • How to bake a sponge cake. Happy Hippo Cake - Step 6
    Step 6

    Remove the cakes from their tins and spread the top of one cake with nutella.

  • How to bake a sponge cake. Happy Hippo Cake - Step 7
    Step 7

    Sandwich a second cake on top and spread the top with nutella.

  • How to bake a sponge cake. Happy Hippo Cake - Step 8
    Step 8

    Place the final cake on top.

  • How to bake a sponge cake. Happy Hippo Cake - Step 9
    Step 9

    Whisk together 200g with 200g butter.

  • How to bake a sponge cake. Happy Hippo Cake - Step 10
    Step 10

    Whisk in the icing sugar.

  • How to bake a sponge cake. Happy Hippo Cake - Step 11
    Step 11

    Spread the outside of the cake with two thirds of the icing.

  • How to bake a sponge cake. Happy Hippo Cake - Step 12
    Step 12

    Crush half of the hazelnuts with a mortar and pestle and dust around the outside of the cake.

  • How to bake a sponge cake. Happy Hippo Cake - Step 13
    Step 13

    Place the remaining icing into an icing bag and pipe small circles around the outer edge of the cake. Place a whole hazelnut on top of each.

  • How to bake a sponge cake. Happy Hippo Cake - Step 14
    Step 14

    Spread the remaining nutella in the middle of the cake.

  • How to bake a sponge cake. Happy Hippo Cake - Step 15
    Step 15

    Top with Happy Hippos.

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Kitty
Kitty · Okotoks, Alberta, CA · 18 projects
MMMM looks delish Cooking
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