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In this Instructable you will create a football (soccer) themed chocolate cake. The cake will have strawberry and cream filling and be covered in butter-cream and fondant. The cake does not include nuts, however it includes several milk products.

Above you can find a video of the process.

Have fun creating the cake and enjoy it!

Step 1: Tools and Ingredients

For the Cake: (The recipe creates two cakes with the diameter of 20cm)
320g Butter

200g Dark Chocolate

250g Sugar

8 Eggs

190g Flour

30g Cacao

1 ½ Teaspons Backing Powder

Pinch of Salt

½ Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

For the Filling:

200g Whipping Cream

300g Strawberries

2 packs Gelatine

A bit of lemon juice

Tablespoon of sugar

For the Buttercream: 390 ml Milk

80g Sugar

½ teaspoon Vanilla extract

35g Cornstarch

250g Butter

1 egg yolk

For the Decoration:

500g Fondant

Green Food colouring

Black Food colouring

Red Food colouring

Blue Food colouring

Preheat oven to Top/Bottom Heating 160 degrees Celcius

Step 2: Butter and Chocolate

  • Melt the butter in a pot over medium heat
  • When the butter has melted, add the chocolate and let it melt too When everything has melted set aside to cool

Step 3: Eggs and Sugar

  • Crack all eggs into a mixing bowl and mix them shortly
  • Add the sugar and vanilla extract and mix well

Step 4: Other Ingredients

  • Add the butter and chocolate mixture to the egg mixture and mix well
  • Add the flour, cacao, and baking powder
  • Mix everything well, so there are no more lumps

Step 5: Bake

  • Take two 20cm cake tins and coat them with butter
  • Divide the cake mixture between the two cake tins You can also just bake one tin at a time with half of the dough
  • Put the cake on the middle rack in the oven
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes
  • When it is done take out and let it cool fully

Step 6: Filling

  • Cut the strawberries into small pieces (about eight pieces)
  • Puree the strawberries Add a bit of lemon juice and sugar if necessary
  • Prepare the gelatin according to the packaging
  • Whip the whipping cream until stiff
  • Add the gelatin and whipped cream to the strawberries and mix it all together
  • Put in the fridge to cool
  • When cooled put it on the cake, but make sure nothing runs out

Step 7: Butter-Cream

  • Take half of the milk and mix it with sugar, vanilla extract, egg yolk, and cornstarch in a pot
  • Add the rest of the milk Bring the mixture to boil at medium heat (It will take a while)
  • When it is boiling put it into a bowl and cool it at room temperature covered with cling film
  • Mix the butter about 5 minutes until it is white and creamy When the pudding mixture has fully cooled off add it one spoon at a time to the butter
  • Apply it around the whole cake in a thin layer

Step 8: Grass Pitch

  • Take about 170g white fondant and add a bit of green food colouring
  • Always only add little bit off food colouring at a time
  • Knead the fondant until the colour has spread through the fondant
  • Cover the surface with cornstarch or confectioners sugar
  • Roll out the fondant to a 3mm thickness
  • Use the cake tin to cut out the shape tor the cake
  • Add the fondant carefully

Step 9: Football Pattern

  • Take 120g of white fondant
  • Roll it out into the shape of a long rectangle, so that it fits around the cake
  • Put the white fondant around the cake and cut off overlapping parts
  • Create a template for a pentagon
  • Take 80g of white fondant and colour it black
  • Roll out the fondant
  • Cut out several pentagons
  • Place the black pentagons on the cake in a football pattern
  • Attach them using the buttercream

Step 10: Other Details

  • Roll out a bit of white fondant very thin
  • Use this as the lines and put on top of the cake
  • Colour two parts of fondant in two colours of your choice
  • Roll them out and cut out the shape of a shirt
  • Add them to the top of the cake as well

Step 11: Done

You are now finished the cake. I hope that you enjoyed making the cake. Enjoy!

<p>I actually got to try it and it was amazing !!!!! :) </p>
<p>That's adorable, it would make a cute birthday cake :)</p>

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