• Tania

Really Easy Smarties Cake Ideas

Updated: Oct 21, 2020

Whether you’re planning a birthday party or just need a showstopper of a cake for a special occasion, a simple cake decorated with smarties is the answer!

It looks amazing and you can come up with so many ideas but doesn’t require much time or skill so it’s perfect for beginners!

These cakes will get a lot of attention and everyone will love the way it looks!

So if you want a high impact cake with little effort and skill required you should definitely give these ones a go!

Choose from a chocolate cake base or a vanilla one:

Chocolate cake

  • 200 g dark chocolate

  • 125 g butter

  • 100 g flour

  • 1 sachet of baking powder

  • 4 eggs

  • 150 caster sugar

  • 1 pinch of salt

Chocolate Icing

  • 25 cl heavy cream or thickened cream

  • 200 g dark chocolate


  • Smarties


  1. Cut the chocolate and the butter in small pieces and make it melt

  2. Add flour and baking powder

  3. In a bowl mix eggs yolks with sugar and pour into the chocolate mix

  4. In another bowl beat eggs whites with salt

  5. Pour gently in the prepared chocolate mix

  6. Pour the mixture into the prepared cake pan

  7. Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre of the cake comes out clean. Set aside for 2 minutes before turning onto a wire rack. Set aside for 1 3/4 hours or until completely cool.

  8. To make the topping, place cream into a small saucepan and bring to the boil. Add chocolate and turn off the heat. Stand for 5 mins, until the chocolate is very soft, then stir until smooth. Refrigerate mixture for about 20 mins, stirring occasionally, until thickened. Spread over top and sides of cake.

Vanilla Yogurt Cake

  • nonstick vegetable oil spray

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest

  • 3/4 cup whole-milk Greek yogurt

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Vanilla Icing

  • 200g butter or margarine, at room temperature

  • 1 1/4 cups pure icing sugar, sifted

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence


  1. Preheat oven. Coat a standard (8 1/2x4 1/4") loaf pan with nonstick vegetable oil spray or butter.

  2. Whisk 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, and 3/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl.

  3. Using your fingers, rub 1 cup sugar with 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest in a large bowl until sugar is moist.

  4. Add 3/4 cup whole-milk Greek yogurt, 1/2 cup vegetable oil, 2 large eggs, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract; whisk to blend.

  5. Fold in dry ingredients just to blend. Pour batter into prepared pan; smooth top. Bake until top of cake is golden brown and a tester inserted into center comes out clean, 25-35 minutes.

  6. To make the topping, using an electric mixer on medium speed mix the ingredients for the icing, beat ingredients together for 4 minutes or until light and fluffy.

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