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Mother's Day Chocolate Flower Pot Cake

Give something special this Mother's Day. Instead of buying expensive flowers, why not bake a miniature chocolate flower pot cake?
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Cuisine Global
Servings 4 small flower pot cakes

Ingredients
  

The Cake

  • 150 g flour
  • 150 g sugar
  • 150 g butter
  • 150 g eggs (2 eggs)
  • 3 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

The Frosting

  • 80 g cream cheese
  • 80 g powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract

The Decorations

  • 1 kg White Fondant
  • 2 leaves mint
  • food colour (brown / orange for pot, colours for flowers)

Instructions
 

The Cake

  • Mix butter and sugar together to make a fluffy buttercream texture
  • Add eggs and vanilla extract, mix, add flour and cocoa power, mix again
  • Bake at 170C for 30 min
  • When cool, cut into squares and cut off the outer "baked" layers of of the cake
  • Put two squares together and cut off sides to make flower pot shape

The Frosting

  • Mix all ingredients together until smooth
  • Fill and cover cake layers with frosting

The Decorations

  • Colour the fondant with Food Colouring
  • Roll out fondant and measure your flower pot to know how much you need
  • Cover the flower pot and cut off excess. Smooth out any bumps
  • Cut a thin strip of fondant and attach it to the top of the pot with a bit of frosting to make it stick
  • Crumble up the leftover cake bits and add to top of pot
  • Add further decorations as desired (flowers, leaves etc.)