Mrs Grillah’s Amazing BBQ Cake

BBQ Cake
Would you rather sit on a cake or eat a cake?

For those that don’t know, Mrs Grillah is a cake genius.  It was my 30th birthday recently and she made an amazing BBQ cake that I thought I would share with you all.

Mrs Grillah is apparently keyboard shy and refused to write anything about the cake so what follows is mostly pictures with some commentary from myself.

The recipe for the cake as well as the method for decorating both come from the Planet Cake cookbook.

I love the mudcake recipe from Planet Cake because it’s got coffee in it too which gives it a great flavour.

The recipe for that cake is:

220g unsalted butter
220g dark chocolate chopped
25g or half a cup coffee granules
125 grams self raising flour
125 grams plain flour
50 grams or 1/3 cup cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
480g or 1 3/4 cups caster sugar
4 eggs lightly beaten
7 teaspoons vegetable oil
100 mls buttermilk
160 mls of waterMethod:
1. Preheat oven to 160 degrees for a fan forced oven.  Grease tin and line the base and sides with a collar;
2. Put the butter, chocolate and coffee in a saucepan with 160 ml water and stir over low heat until melted then remove from heat (you could do this on medium power in the microwave also);
3. Sift the flours, cocoa and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl. Stir in the sugar and make well in centre. Add the combined egg, oil and buttermilk and chocolate mixture, stir with large spoon till completely combined; and
4. Pour the mixture into the tin and bake for 1 hour 40 minutes. leave in tin till cold.
Mrs Grillah’s pro-tip is to freeze the mud cake ahead of time – as it thaws it will actually improve the cake as it will be ‘muddier’.
The cake started off as a typical round mudcake – cut in half through the middle with a chocolate ganache layer.
From there the cake sculpting begins (it was something like this  from memory)
Once the sculpting is complete put your cake down flip it and reverse it (hollaaaaaaaaa)
There’s obviously a lot of work with fondant icing.  Mrs Grillah’s pro-tip is to use a pasta maker to get nice even sheets of fondant to lay over the cake.
For the little BBQ meats were fondant and the bacon was made from gum paste (simple, right?)
The cake was such a work of art that it was almost a shame to eat it…
but delicious, so eat it we did.
‘It was the most I ever threw up and it changed my life forever.’
Seriously, amazing cake.
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11 Responses to Mrs Grillah’s Amazing BBQ Cake

  1. Chilebrown says:

    That cake is so awesome. You are very lucky to have a Genius for a wife. I asked Ms. Goofy to make this cake and she said something about not knowing anything about grams. And Happy Birthday.

  2. Bill says:

    That is cake artistry in its highest form! Kudos to Mrs. Grillah. I would be afraid to eat it because it looks so nice. Happy Birthday.

  3. That looks amazing! So much detail….

  4. fensterdaily says:

    Happy birthday! What a legend! That is some serious skill. Last time my Mrs made a cake with coloured icing, it looked like a Unicorn had suffered a bad bout of gastro all over a plate. Not even the dog would touch it. You are a lucky man 😉

  5. Bec says:

    One of the yummiest cakes iv tasted!! Very Inspiring Mrs Grillah! X Thanks for recipe 😘

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  7. T. says:

    That cake looks absolutely amazing! So much talent!

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