Step 1: Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas Mark 4. Grease 2x18cm (7inch) sandwich tins and line the bases with circles of greaseproof paper.
Step 2: Put the butter, sugar, eggs, flour and cocoa powder in a bowl and beat with a hand held electric whisk until smooth and creamy. Divide between the tins and level the surfaces.
Step 3: Bake for about 25 minutes until risen and just firm to the touch. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Step 4: To decorate, beat together the butter, icing sugar and Natural Vanilla Extract until smooth. Add 1tsp boiling water and beat again until light and fluffy.
Step 5: Sandwich the cakes with half the buttercream and spread the remainder on top. Arrange the chocolate stars over the top. Keep in a cool place until ready to serve.
1 serving = 111g
|Per Serving||Per 100 g / ml|
|Fat||44.38 g||23.73 g|
|Carbohydrate||58.11 g||31.07 g|
|Protein||20.30 g||10.86 g|
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