SUGARMOO’S SMASH CAKE
This is not your average bake – but it’s so much fun to try at home
What is it? Not your usual ‘cake’, that’s for sure. A celebratory chocolate dome shell that is smashed with a hammer to reveal layers of truffle cake pops stacked in the shape of a layered cake, this is the wild brainchild of SugarMoo, founded by buddies Raki Phillips and Jawad Yehia (house favourites: Lotuslicious Truffles and Brownie Mess in a Jar).
FOR THE CAKE POPS
Makes 30 cake pops 500g sponge cake, blitzed into crumbs 100g cream cheese 3 tbsp Nutella 1 tsp vanilla
FOR THE COLOURED CHOCOLATE
2 cups white chocolate chips or buttons 1 tsp vegetable oil A few drops of food colouring, depending on the intensity of colour you desire Blend the crumbs of your favourite sponge cakes with the cream cheese, Nutella, and vanilla. Form into walnut-sized balls and freeze for 15 minutes. For the coloured surfaces, melt the white chocolate and add vegetable oil. Divide into bowls and add food colouring to each. Next, dip the frozen chocolate cake pops into chocolate and let them sit on a rack. Alternatively, place cake pops on a rack and pour the chocolate over to coat evenly. Drizzle the rest of the melted chocolate in a zig-zag motion over the cake pops to add more dimension. Refrigerate.
CHOCOLATE DOME 750g chocolate chips
Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave. Lightly grease a chilled bowl with vegetable oil – we used the steel mixing bowl on our KitchenAid and froze it first. Apply a thin, smooth layer of chocolate inside the bowl, chill, then add a second layer. Freeze for 30 minutes, then allow to rest for 5 minutes before popping it out. Decorate the chocolate mould as you wish – we drizzled it with leftover chocolate from the cake pops and then brushed the bottom with all the colours combined for that rainbow effect.
Stack your cake pops in a cake ring. Use a bit of melted chocolate on each cake pop to stick them to one another to form a dome. Stack as you wish! Carefully remove the cake ring, then cover the cake pops with the chocolate dome. Last step: decide who gets to smash your cake with a hammer! Cheat sheet: If your sponge cake has gone a bit wonky, cake pops are a great idea as you blend the cake with Nutella anyway! Or you can buy the cake pops from SugarMoo in a choice of colours.