Thanksgiving Chocolate Turkey Cake

Chocolate Turkey Cake

Thanksgiving Chocolate Turkey – This one is for all my American friends, wishing you a Very Happy Thanksgiving!

I never celebrated thanksgiving myself but after seeing pictures of dozens of cute turkey cake pops and mini cakes with their adorable candycorn tails, all over the internet, I could not resist making a turkey themed cake.

And here it is, tail from dark chocolate, sugar sprinklers and white chocolate, chocolate cake mixture of cocoa cake and whipped cream cheese icing covered in dark chocolate, sugar eye ball decorations, sugar and chocolate sprinkles and red icing gel.

Chocolate Turkey Cake
Draw tail on baking paper/ parchment paper and place on a plate. Melt 100 grams of dark chocolate and prepare red, orange and yellow sugar sprinkles.
Chocolate Turkey Cake
Place chocolate in piping bag and pipe filling outlines of the tail and design.
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Fill the holes with sugar sprinkles and use remaining chocolate for second layer over the outlines and rest filling the bottom part.
Chocolate Turkey Cake
Melt 60 grams of white chocolate and cover the sugar sprinkles and any holes on the bottom part. Refrigerate for 8 hours or over the night.
Chocolate Turkey Cake
Shape head and body from chocolate cake mixture (recipes in end of this post)

 

Chocolate Turkey Cake
Prepare the decorations and melt 150g of dark chocolate.
Chocolate Turkey Cake
Insert a lollipop stick into the head ball and dip it into melted chocolate.

 

Chocolate Turkey Cake
Quickly before the chocolate dries apply eyes, yellow sugar sprinkles for beak and chocolate sprinkles on top of the head. By using red icing gel draw a small wattle from top of the beak.
Chocolate Turkey Cake
Place the big chocolate cake piece on a plate and pour the remaining chocolate, make sure it will be fully covered and use a spoon to spread if necessary. Attach the head and tail.
Chocolate Turkey Cake
Hold the tail for couple of minutes until it strongly stands attached from bottom and the back of the cake.
Chocolate Turkey Cake
Add sprinkles around.
Chocolate Turkey Cake
The chocolate will dry faster if refrigerated. The chocolate cover keeps the cake fresh for days, so you can make this in advance and keep refrigerated until approximately 30 minutes before serving so it won’t be too hard to cut.
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Enjoy!

Chocolate cake mixture used for this cake is mixture of crumbled cocoa cake and whipped cream cheese icing.

Simple Cocoa Cake
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Servings Prep Time
12people 10minutes
Cook Time
35minutes
Servings Prep Time
12people 10minutes
Cook Time
35minutes
Simple Cocoa Cake
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Servings Prep Time
12people 10minutes
Cook Time
35minutes
Servings Prep Time
12people 10minutes
Cook Time
35minutes
Ingredients
  • 220 grams plain flour
  • 200 grams white granulated sugar
  • 50 grams cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 80 mililiters heavy cream
  • 1 egg
  • 100 mililiters water hot
Servings: people
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Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C and lightly grease a 20cm cake tin/ ring cake tin.
  2. In a mixing bowl combine all dry ingredients.
  3. Add egg, cream and vanilla and mix well.
  4. Stir the hot water in and mix until fully incorporated then pour into the cake tin and bake for 25-35 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.
Recipe Notes

Used in cake pops, mixed with 100 grams of cream cheese icing this cake makes 40-50 cake pops.

Whipped Cream Cheese Icing
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soft whipped cream cheese icing for cupcake frosting or cake pop mixture.
Servings Prep Time
10cupcakes 5minutes
Servings Prep Time
10cupcakes 5minutes
Whipped Cream Cheese Icing
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soft whipped cream cheese icing for cupcake frosting or cake pop mixture.
Servings Prep Time
10cupcakes 5minutes
Servings Prep Time
10cupcakes 5minutes
Ingredients
  • 150 grams whipped Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 20 grams unsalted butter softened
  • 200 grams powdered sugar
Servings: cupcakes
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Instructions
  1. Place cream cheese, butter and half of the icing sugar in a mixing bowl and start beating gradually increasing speed to medium high, mix for a minute until smooth.
  2. Add remaining powdered sugar and beat until fully incorporated and smooth and creamy.

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