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11 June 2012

Hedgehog Cake

A delicious chocolate novelty cake that the kids will love to scoff as well as create.
We had great fun making and decorating this cute little hedgehog and it's very simple to do.


4oz butter
4oz caster sugar
5oz self raising flour
2 eggs
2 tbsp cocoa powder
2 tbsp milk
150ml double cream
150g plain chocolate

  • Preheat the oven to around 175 degrees and grease and line the base of a 9" round tin.
  • Combine the butter and caster sugar then add the flour, eggs, milk and cocoa powder.
  • Pour into the tin, level off and pop into the oven until its cooked (around 25 minutes).
  • Leave to cool and then remove from the tray.
  • Slice two triangular pieces from the front of the cake and 2 semi-circle shaped pieces from the sides.
  • Stack the 4 cut off pieces on top of the cake.
  • To make the icing gently heat the chocolate and cream together in a bowl over a pan of boiling water.
  • Allow the icing to cool completely (I placed it in the fridge for 40 mins) and when it's a spreadable consistency apply it to the cake.
  • Add smarties for the nose and eyes and chocolate buttons for the hedgehogs prickles.
  • Scoff!



  1. Mmmm yummy looking cake, I think we'll have to make one.

  2. Oh my gosh, how cute!! We love hedgies around here! Here is my Learning Laboratory post:

  3. That looks like fun, might have to give that a go x

  4. My daughter is doing a readathon for an animal charity at the moment so we have gone animal mad :) x

  5. So adorable! I'll have to keep this in mind for future birthday cakes :)

  6. Gorgeous cake! Bet it tasty beautiful too :-) Thanks for sharing at Happy Family Times!

  7. Thanks as I am useless at doing cakes bigger than fairy size. That looks great - I may have to give it a go.

  8. Soooo cute. Can I have some?!

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy & Alissa

  9. excellent - doing this tomorrow with Rosie x

  10. Wow, that's so creative. Great idea, thanks.

  11. What a creative idea, absolutely fantastic!

  12. I remember making a hedgehog cake with my Mum, many years ago, I've forgotten how cute they look, must make one with my daughters

  13. Sounds lovely! Comfort food for Autumn! Thank you!

  14. I tried to make one of these once but used too big a bowl to bake it in, so the Hedgehog was HUGE! Took packets & packets of Buttons to make his spines. Lesson learned though & like I'm sure yours is, it was lovely!

  15. I made this cake again yesterday with my kids help! It turned out much better than I thought and we enjoyed a slice with a nice warm cup of tea after watching the Rememberance parade through our town centre. It was really cold out so we looked forward to our cake when we got home!

  16. mmmm looks so good its makeing me feel hungry

  17. I want one for my birthday!

  18. Absolutely Love this !!! Definitely going to make one for my LO's bday for school xx


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