Eddie's 1st Birthday Cake

My little monkey is turning one and what better way to celebrate then with a special monkey cake! This simple Victoria sponge was perfectly quick to whip up during Eddie’s daytime nap. (The decoration took a little longer!).


  1. 200 g self raising flour
  2. 200 g softened butter
  3. 200 g caster sugar
  4. 1 TSP baking power
  5. 4 eggs
  6. 2 tbsp milk
  7. Decoration
  8. Ready to roll icing
  9. Decorations to suit
  10. 200 g white chocolate
  11. 200 g double cream


  1. Mix all of the cake ingredients together in a bowl

  2. Butter your baking tin and pour the mixture in evenly

  3. Pop in the oven at 190C for 20 minutes, until golden brown

  4. Let the cake cool.

  5. Add the chocolate and double cream in a bowl and heat for 30 seconds. Stir and heat for another 30 seconds. Stir and then let cool until it is a thick paste.

  6. Add the mixture to the top of the cake, ideal for a drip effect. Once nearly dry, add your final decorations.

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