| Posted by Healthy Groms

Kids birthday parties. We have a bit of a love-hate relationship with them. Particularly arguably what is the most important part of any child’s party – the birthday cake. If you’re not gifted with the ability to be able to cook, like me, you’ll often settle with purchasing a birthday cake with a hefty price tag from the local cake shop. And on the special day, the kids will most likely take one bite, and then leave it. What a waste! So, what to do? Lucky for you, Lunchbox Legends have the solution!

 

Chocolate Ripple cake is easy to make, delicious, and will have very child at the party asking for more! Not to mention, absolutely no cooking is involved, and I don’t know about you, but that makes me especially happy!

 

Serves 10-12 kids on a sugar high (joy!) or 4 adults enjoying a few too many glasses of wine

 

500g Choc Ripple biscuits (unfortunately these are only available in Australia, but you can substitute with any chocolate cookie)

500ml thickened cream

1 teaspoon of caster sugar

100g of Flake (or some sort of chocolate you can sprinkle on top)

100g of Raspberries

 

Method

 

  • Warning – these chocolate ripple biscuits are absolutely delicious! So if you’re planning to stick to your 2016 resolution of healthy eating, I’d recommend making this cake on a full stomach, to resist the temptation!
  • Find a large plate to stack the chocolate ripple biscuits on. A round plate always works best, especially if you’re feeling particularly like a super mumma, and want to make the cake in the shape of the age your child is turning (trust me, it’s easy!)
  • Beat 500ml of the thickened cream and teaspoon of caster sugar until the cream is whipped – it’ll have a thicker consistency, and will resemble soft-serve ice cream! Do avoid whipping it too much though, if over whipped, it turns hard like cheese, so do try and avoid!
  • Take one biscuit and layer one side of it with cream. Repeat the process, and stick the two together. Continue to layer the biscuits together with cream, and form the age your child is turning (if you wish) – whilst in terms of presentation, layering the chocolate ripple biscuits in rows  is easier, it may be easier to layer them next to each other to create a number.
  • Watch those fingers! Your youngest almost succeeded in knocking down the platter trying to sneak a biscuit. Give one to each of the children to pacify them.
  • Cover the cake with the remainder of the cream, just like you do with cheese when trying to hide the vegetables in the kids’ Bolognese sauce.
  • The next step is always therapeutic when it’s been one of those days – when child number one and two just won’t stop fighting...crushing the flake! A meat tenderiser is perfect for breaking up the flake, and for relieving some of that stress..smash away!!
  • Sprinkle the flake and raspberries on top of the cake. 
  • Leave in the fridge for a minimum of six hours (works best if left overnight).
  • And there you have it! No fuss, no cooking, birthday cake! 
 

Now your child’s birthday party is sure to be a success!

 

 

Love, LBL x

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