Hedgehog cakes

Hedgehog cakes

These triple-chocolate cakes will be a hit with everyone.

By , 21 September 2015
Hedgehog cakes
  • Ready in: 105 mins
  • Serves: 16
  • Price: 27p per serving
Nutritional Info
Each 70g serving contains
  • Fat high
  • Saturates high
  • Sugars high
  • Salt low
  • Energy 1294KJ 309KCAL
of your reference intake.
Typical energy values per 100g: 1849kJ/441kcal.
  • 100g self-raising flour
  • 25g cocoa powder
  • 1 level tsp baking powder
  • 225g unsalted butter, softened
  • 125g caster sugar
  • 2 large free-range eggs
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • 100g Asda Temptingly Dark Chocolate, broken up
  • 200g icing sugar
  • 140g chocolate buttons
  • 8 glacé cherries, halved
  • Pre-heat the oven to 180C/160C Fan/Gas 4. Put 16 paper cake cases in bun tins. Sift the flour, cocoa and baking powder together.

  • Beat 125g butter in a bowl until softened. Beat in the caster sugar, flour mixture, eggs and 1 tbsp milk. Divide among the cake cases and bake for 15-20 minutes until cooked. Leave to cool.

  • Melt the dark chocolate squares in a bowl over a pan of simmering water, making sure the bowl doesn’t touch the water. Leave to cool until cold but still liquid.

  • Beat the rest of the butter with the sugar, chocolate and 2 tbsp of the milk until smooth and creamy. Spread thickly on top of the cakes.

  • Arrange the chocolate buttons on top. Put a cherry half on each cake for a nose.