Chocolate Cake – Tabithas 4th Birthday


So it turns out my good blogging intentions have not been with me the past two months but I have been truly enjoying the summer and a lot of baking has still been going on which is the part that brings me true joy, both baking and eating that is. This cake was one that was truly enjoyed so here is how I made Tabithas 4th birthday cake:


For the cake

  • 200g Butter
  • 200g Sugar
  • 3 Eggs
  • 100ml Vanilla Yoghurt
  • 165g Flour
  • 1 Tsp Baking Powder
  • 30g Cocoa Powder
  • 50g Chocolate Chips

For the frosting

  • 150g Butter
  • 225g Icing Sugar

For the decoration

  • 150g Butter
  • 200g Icing Sugar
  • 25g Cocoa
  • Smarties
  • Cadbury’s Chocolate Fingers




  1. Preheat your oven to 190C Fan
  2. Line an 8″ cake tin with baking paper and set aside
  3. Then begin by creaming the sugar and  butter together
  4. Once smooth add the eggs and yoghurt and whisk until combined
  5. Then gradually add the flour, baking powder and cocoa whilst folding in with a spoon
  6. Once you have a batter add the chocolate chips and stir in
  7. Transfer mix to the cake tin and bake for 25 minutes
  8. When the cake is baked, allow to cool
  9. Whilst cooling prepare the two frostings by mixing all of the ingredients together until smooth and setting aside
  10. Then, once the cake is cool cut in half and place a layer of vanilla frosting between the two sandwiches
  11. Then use the chocolate frosting to cover the top and the sides of the cake as this will act as your glue for the decoration
  12. I placed the chocolate fingers around the sides first before topping with the smarties
  13. Place in the fridge for 30 minutes to let it all set
  14. It is then ready to be enjoyed

I really wanted to share this recipe with you because I was really proud of how it came out and most importantly Tabitha was really happy with it too!

Chantelle x