Peppermint Crisp tsunami cake

Peppermint Crisp tsunami cake

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  • 340 g butter
  • 400 g sugar
  • 5 free-range eggs
  • 2 t caramel essence
  • 1½ t vanilla extract
  • 1 cup Ideal evaporated milk
  • 360 g flour, sifted
  • 1 t baking powder
  • ½ t bicarbonate of soda
  • 150 g desiccated coconut
  • For the icing:
  • 1 cup cream
  • 200 g Woolworths milk chocolate drops
  • 1 x 360 g can Caramel Treat
  • 150 g Peppermint Crisp, crushed

Cooking Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Grease 2 x 18 cm cake tins. Using an electric mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, this should take 10 minutes.

2. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing after each addition. Add the caramel and vanilla extract.

3. Add the Ideal milk and mix until combined. Fold in the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and coconut.

4. Transfer the mixture into the greased cake tins and bake for 25–35 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean.

5. To make the icing, heat the cream, then pour it over the chocolate drops and stir until the chocolate has melted. Allow to cool slightly.

6. Once the cakes have cooled, sandwich them together using some Caramel Treat. Wrap a piece of acetate around the cake to create a tube, then fill the space created by the acetate with the chocolate ganache and crushed Peppermint Crisp. Release by pulling the acetate up and off the cake.

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Photograph: Jan Ras 
Food assistant:  Bianca Strydom

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    Natasha Hariram
    April 7, 2021

    Hi I baked this divinely delicious cake over the weekend. Although I didn’t do the Tsunami top, instead I just did four layers with the caramel treat in between and a thin layer of melted chocolate on the top with toasted coconut shavings.
    It was absolutely sublime, moist and perfect for rainy Durban spring days.

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    Iona Ludick
    March 8, 2021

    Hi, when baking this cake in a gas oven, what number and duration should it be?

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    March 2, 2021

    Can I find this cake in one the Woolworths shops?

    1. Annzra Denita
      March 4, 2021

      Hello, no this cake is not available in Woolworths, it is a TASTE recipe only. Best, Annzra – TASTE Digital Editor