10 May 2014

Best Birthday Cake! {Recipe}

Last weekend the sun was shining and we headed out to do the Bank Holiday shop in preparation for the boy's 6th birthday.
The economic dent to the wallet was softened by, the gratefully received, shopping vouchers from Morrisons.
For this weekend I became a #MorrisonsMum.
Morrisons is not my usual supermarket of choice purely due to the geographical location and ease but I always liked them as a store ever since shopping in one when up North many years ago, when they were an unknown store down in the South West.

Morrisons - #MorrisonsMum // 76sunflowers

As with any new store it took longer to get around and there was a lot of going up and down looking for the items on the list. We were doing our weekly shop as well as buying for party food and cake.

Morrisons party food bargains - #MorrisonsMum // 76sunflowers

Ah, the cake...

I picked up some offers for this; £2 for a 500g tub of Cadbury's drinking Chocolate and £1 for butter.
The recipe follows with pricing based on my shop from Morrisons - it includes online prices for items I already had in as well as the eggs that I get free from the chooks!

Ingredients from Morrisons - #MorrisonsMum // 76sunflowers

250g butter £1.00
4 lg eggs - free range £1.40
170g dark brown soft sugar £0.42
250g drinking chocolate £1.00
55g SR Flour £0.06
200g icing sugar £0.40
1 tbsp. cocoa £0.18

Total cake cost = £4.46

First grease and line two 8" sandwich tins and turn on your oven to 170-180 c.

Cream 170g of butter and dark brown soft sugar until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs one by one and beat well.
Sieve the flour and drinking chocolate into the mixture.
Beat well.
Pour into the two tins.
Bake for 30 minutes.

When cool beat the icing sugar and 70g of the butter and sandwich the cake together.

To make the topping, gently melt the remaining butter and 1 tbsp of milk.
Beat in the icing sugar and cocoa powder.
If the mixture is too stiff just add more milk.
Pour over the cake.

Decorate as desired.
We used 60g of Morrisons mini marshmallows - £0.30 and 40g of Morrisons Chocolate Dots - £0.38.

Chocolate Fudge Cake - #MorrisonsMum // 76sunflowers

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Disclaimer: I received £80 vouchers to carry out my Bank Holiday shop at Morrisons. As always, views and opinions are my own and are honest.

From Morrisons:

This is the start of a new cheaper Morrisons.

From today (1.5.2014), we’ve cut the prices on over a thousand of your favourite products. Not temporary reductions or supermarket smoke and mirrors, these are new every day low prices on the things you buy every week. So you’ll notice the difference with every shop.

And although we’re cutting prices, we’re not cutting corners. You can check our pricing at 

You’ll still get award-winning meat and fish, still get trained butchers and bakers, still get the best of fresh on Market Street and still get friendly Morrisons service.

Look out for the yellow markers when you shop in store and online at
morrisons.com. If it says I’m cheaper you know it’s staying cheaper.

1 comment

  1. celebratingmums10 May 2014 at 15:43

    What a fantastic looking cake. Commenting for myself @kateonthinice and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part


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