Chocosaurus cake

Cook: 95 mins
Chocosaurus cake
Chocosaurus cake
Chocosaurus cake
Chocosaurus cake
This is a Chocosaurus cake I made recently for my son's 2nd birthday but I think it would make a super halloween cake too.!!  It looks pretty cool and is surprisingly easy to make!

For an 8 inch round basic cake:

8oz butter softened

8oz caster sugar

4 medium eggs

2 tablespoons milk

7oz self-raising flour

1 tsp vanilla extract

Icing:
6oz unsalted butter or margarine
1lb 14oz icing sugar, sifted
8 tablespoons milk
2oz cocoa powder, sifted

Decorations:
4oz shredded or desiccated coconut
A little green food colouring
16 after eights
2 liquorice disks for eyes
250g smarties
2 x 65g packets chocolate buttons

Toss all cake ingredients into food mixer and mix for a few minutes.

Spoon the mixture into lined tin and bake at 160⁰C for 1hr 35 mins or until golden and firm.

To make dinosaur and decorate:

Cut the cake in half and make one half the body. Divide the 2nd half up to make the head and tail. Just shape it as you think a dinosaur should look.

Beat all icing ingredients together until smooth and creamy.

Spread all the cake pieces with icing and arrange in the shape of a dinosaur. Cut the after eights in half diagonally and arrange on the head and back of dinosaur. 

Place the 2 liquorice disks on the side of head for the eyes. Stick all the chocolate buttons and smarties into the chocolate icing until completely covered.  

Put coconut and colouring in a bag and shake well until evenly covered. Spread the coconut onto your cake board to resemble grass.

And lastly... ENJOY!

Cooking Time
95 minutes

Main ingredients
Flour, Chocolate

Recipe Type
Party Food, Cakes & Baking, Kids Food

Level of Difficulty
Easy

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