• Cute Monkey Face Cake Design

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    Cute Monkey Face Cake Design
    Prep: 20 min Cook: 30 min Servings: 5
    by Nathan Willow
    31 recipes
    This cute and smiling monkey face 1st birthday chocolate cake recipe will be a hit at your child's first birthday party and earn you many smiling and frosting-covered faces. this 1st birthday cake recipe will surely make your child's birthday extra special.


    • Items needed for the cake:
    • 1/3 cup of plain flour
    • 1/3 cup of corn flour
    • 1/3 cup of self-raising flour
    • 4 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
    • 4 eggs at room temperature
    • 2/3 cup of castor sugar
    • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence (you can use any essence of your choice)
    • Items needed to decorate the cake:
    • 2 fresh chocolate covered doughnuts
    • 1 cup of fresh vanilla frosting
    • 1/2 cup of chocolate sprinklers
    • 2 1/2 cups of chocolate frosting
    • 2 brown jelly beans or M&Ms
    • 2 Oreo cookies
    • 2 teaspoons of mixed fruit jam
    • 1 chocolate twizzler
    • Piping bags


    1. Preparation:
    2. - Preheat the oven to 180C.
    3. - Grease a 9-inch cake pan using a little oil and flour.
    4. - Separate the whites and yolks of the eggs.
    5. - Beat the egg whites using an electric blender until the mixture doubles in volume and soft peaks are formed.
    6. - Add the egg yolks to it, along with the sugar, and beat until you get a pale yellow mix which is three times the volume.
    7. - Add the vanilla essence to the mix.
    8. - In a bowl, mix the flours and cocoa powder together.
    9. - Add the flour and cocoa mix to the egg mixture and fold the mix well.
    10. - Pour the batter in the cake pan.
    11. - Bake in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes.
    12. - Remove the cake from the pan and cool on a wire rack before decorating.
    13. Preparation:
    14. - Place the cake on a 15-inch serving board.
    15. - Trim the top sides of the cake about 1/2 inch from each side and discard the sides.
    16. - Trim the doughnuts about 1 inch from the sides.
    17. - Arrange the cut doughnuts on the cut sides of the cake to make monkey's ears.
    18. - Spread a thick layer of chocolate frosting on the top half of the cake and cover the sides too.
    19. - Add a few drops of red food coloring to 1/2 cup of vanilla frosting to get a pale pink color.
    20. - Use this frosting on the lower half of the cake to form the mouth and chin portion of the cake. Make it in a kidney bean shape.
    21. - Use the jelly beans in the center of the cake to make the nose.
    22. - Pipe the jam on the lower portion of the face in the shape of a smile.
    23. - Pipe some vanilla frosting in the form of 2 circles on the top half of the cake in place of eyes and place the Oreo cookies in the center of each circle.
    24. - Press the chocolate sprinklers on the chocolate frosting and scrape the twizzler over the top to form the hair of the monkey.
    25. - Cool in the fridge before serving.

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