Minecraft Style Cake

    1 hour 30 minutes

    For the Minecraft fan in your life, try decorating this wonderful Minecraft themed chocolate cake! For a step by step tutorial watch the video.

    15 people made this

    Makes: 1 cake

    • Cake
    • 250g caster sugar
    • 230g unsalted butter, softened
    • 4 eggs
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 300g plain flour
    • 3 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 75g cocoa powder
    • 275ml milk
    • Decorations
    • chocolate buttercream icing, as needed
    • 400g marzipan
    • few drops red food colouring
    • icing sugar, as needed

    Preparation:1hour  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:1hour30min 

      Make the cake:

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease and flour two 23cm square cake tins.
    2. Cream together the caster sugar and softened butter until light and fluffy. Beat in the eggs one at a time then add the vanilla.
    3. In a separate bowl sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and cocoa powder. Add to the butter mixture, alternating with the milk and stirring well after each addition. Divide the batter between the cake tins and smooth down.
    4. Bake 30-40 minutes or until cakes spring back to the touch. Remove and cool in the tins for 10 minutes, then invert onto racks and let cool completely.
    5. Decorate the cake:

    6. Make sure the tops of each cake are flat, trimming if necessary. Sandwich the cakes together with buttercream icing, then spread icing evenly over top and sides of cake.
    7. Take a golf-ball sized piece of the marzipan and knead a few drops red food colouring until it is evenly coloured. Set aside.
    8. Roll out the remaining marzipan on a work surface you have dusted with icing sugar. Cut out a square section the size of the cake top - you can use a cake tin to measure this. Lay on top of the cake.
    9. Re-roll the marzipan trimmings and cut into four strips measuring 3cm x 23xm, for the sides of the cake. Cut three square notches out of each strip. Carefully place a strip along the top of each side of the cake, notches downwards. Seal the marzipan edges where they touch.
    10. Roll out the red marzipan and cut out some small squares of various sizes. Place in random Minecraft pattern on top of the cake, using dabs of chocolate buttercream as glue.

    Watch a video of it being made…

    How to decorate a Minecraft Cake
    How to decorate a Minecraft Cake

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    I baked this quantity in 2 x 8in tins as I didn't have 9in tins. Cake has lovely flavour but I thought it was too dry - possibly because I used a different size of tin. Easy to decorate following the video. Prefer the all in one method though.  -  24 Nov 2014  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    Great cake, easy recipe! :D Did a project about it at school Thanks!  -  30 Mar 2015  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    How much more flour would I need if I take out the cocoa powder ? Great cake  -  14 Feb 2015  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)