The cake fashion moved beyond macarons and cupcakes. The new madness in a modern woman’s kitchen are cake pops. This dessert is simple to explain: it is a bit of cake on top of a stick. It’s easy to make, you don’t need special knowledge or equipment. All you need to have is a keen love to decorate, and it’s a plus if you don’t mind being creative.
This a is very good video about the technique of cake decoration, straight form the Queen of cakepops. I share a brownie recipe but you can use your favourite recipe or any leftovers. This is a rich cake and moist enough to form into balls. If you use a sponge or a dry cake you need to mix it with jam or icing to get a sticky texture.
- 200g chocolate ( 70%)
- 300g muscovado sugar
- 250g butter
- 4 eggs
- 200g flour
- 1/4 tsp baking powder
- 35g cocoa powder
- 85g mincemeat
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 100g walnut, chopped
Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease a 22cm square cake tin and line base with baking paper.
Put the the first 3 ingredients in a pan over a low heat. Stir until melted and
combined. Remove from the heat, than pour into a bowl to cool. Mix in the eggs.
Add flour, baking powder, cocoa, mincemeat and cinnamon, stirring and combine.
Spread into the tin and bake for 25min. or until just set.
Cool in the tin.