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Chocolate feast to treat the family; LION CAKE.

Cadbury Fingers have created six quick and easy recipes for the family to enjoy.

From a Chocolate Lion Cake to a Strawberry Finger Sundae, there's one for every occasion .

And for dark chocolate fans, there's Black Cherry Delight recipe, a good one for grown-ups once the kids have gone to bed.

SERVES: 6

FOR LION CAKE

175g butter, softened to room temperature 175g caster sugar 3 eggs, lightly beaten 175g self-raising flour 25g Cadbury cocoa powder

FOR THE BUTTER ICING

75g unsalted butter, softened 150g icing sugar, sifted

FOR DECORATION

A 150g pack Cadbury Fingers 50g Cadbury Milk Chocolate Buttons Prepare two 7in cake tins by greasing lightly and lining with greaseproof paper or baking parchment. Preheat the oven to gas mark 5.

Then place the butter and sugar in a large mixing bowl and beat until pale, soft and creamy and slowly add beaten eggs.

Fold in the flour and cocoa powder. Spoon into prepared tins and bake for 25 minutes.

While the cakes are cooling make the butter icing. Place the butter into a bowl and beat until soft. Gradually add icing sugar and beat until smooth. When the cakes are cool cut the chocolate cake into a lion face shape. If you need help - look on the internet for a lion picture and use as a template.

Use some of the butter icing to sandwich the two chocolate cakes together with the lion face on the top. Cover sides and top of the cakes with the remaining butter icing then gently push the ends of the Cadbury Fingers into the sides of the lion face cake to form the mane of the lion.

Place the milk chocolate in a small bowl and melt in the microwave for 30 seconds.

Stir until evenly melted. Pour into a piping bag.

Use the chocolate buttons to give the lion eyes and ears. Use the melted chocolate to pipe the lion's nose and mouth.

Serve and enjoy.
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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:May 2, 2009
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