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Chocolate tree cake

An easy yet stunning decorative idea which will put those surplus Christmas chocolates to good use

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Decorates an 18-20cm square cake
  • Easy
  • Decorates an 18-20cm square cake
  • Easy

Ingredients

  • 250g very soft butter
  • 500g sifted icing sugar
  • green food colouring
  • 18-20cm square sponge or chocolate cake
  • matchstick chocolates or black liquorice laces
  • assorted chocolate

Method

  1. Beat the butter with sifted icing sugar and a little green food colouring. Spread the mixture on an 18-20cm square sponge or chocolate cake. Use matchstick chocolates or black liquorice laces to mark the branches of a Christmas tree, then dot on assorted chocolates to look like decorations.

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