Juliet Sear's Epic Matilda Cake

Juliet Sear’s Epic Matilda Cake

In right now’s cinemas, ‘Matilda the musical‘ hits our screens simply in time for Christmas. And to have fun everybody’s favourite childhood e-book character, Juliet Sear is within the kitchen baking THIS well-known chocolate cake. The very one she did for the film…if it is adequate for Bruce Bogtrotter, it is adequate for us!

Mathilde chocolate cake

Serves: 12-14


You will want: 2 spherical cake pans 20 cm (8 in), grease, backside and sides of each pans.

For the chocolate icing:

360g darkish chocolate, lower into small items or use small slivers

225 g contemporary cream

135g icing sugar, sifted

90g very tender salted butter

For the cake:

250 g sifted self-rising flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon nice sea salt

75g cocoa powder

150ml boiling water

250 g golden caster sugar

160ml sunflower oil

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

150ml entire milk

To embellish like I did within the film: 1 jar of cocktail cherries, stem on


1. To make the chocolate glaze: Carry the cream to a boil and pour over the chocolate and set a plate on high to lure the warmth, let sit for five minutes, then deliver the combination along with a wood spoon within the heart, stirring in a single path till the ganache comes collectively, let cool.

2. Preheat the oven to 160 fan

3. Whisk the sifted flour dry with the baking powder and salt

4. Whisk cocoa and boiling water collectively till easy

5. Weigh the sugar into a big mixing bowl, then pour over the oil, whisk

6. Beat the eggs

7. Add cocoa combination and vanilla and milk and blend properly.

8. Add the flour combination and whisk till easy, then divide evenly between the pans and bake for about 20-25 minutes till properly risen and the tops of the muffins spring again when it’s calmly pressed with a finger and a skewer comes out clear.

9. Go away to chill within the molds for a couple of minutes then unmold, take away the parchment paper and end cooling on a wire rack.

10. For the chocolate icing: When the cake has cooled, add the icing sugar to the cooled however not set ganache and whip with an electrical hand whisk or a balloon whisk till easy. Then stir within the softened butter till you get a pleasant shiny, whipped icing. It must be tender sufficient to unfold over the cake, however nonetheless maintain its form and never run. If it wants to chill a bit to agency up, go away it there, simply stir sometimes to verify the surface would not harden.

11. If it takes a little bit, you possibly can put it within the microwave for 5-10 seconds to melt it, simply whisk it once more if there are any lumps to make every little thing easy.

12. To assemble, trim the tops of the muffins with a bread knife in the event that they have to be leveled. Place a drop of frosting on the cake plate or stand and layer (lower aspect up) and add a few of the frosting to the cake. Unfold throughout in order that it barely overhangs the sting.

13. Place the second cake on high, lower aspect down so the sleek aspect is up and pile the remainder of the frosting.

14. Clean the highest and sides, and to create the textured impact I did for the film, run a palette knife across the edge whereas rotating the cake for luscious rings that come up the aspect. Then use the tip of a palette knife or butter knife to swirl the highest and add cherries to complete.

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