GOOD LOOKS - Buttons and Bows Baby Cake

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

buttons and bows cake

Taryne made the perfect cake for the Baby Shower coffee morning - a sacher torte. The cake has been called the "world's most famous cake since 1832" and consists of a dense chocolate cake meringue based with a thin layer of apricot jam on top, coated in dark chocolate icing on the top and sides. It is traditionally served with unsweetened whipped cream. All I can say is yum! 

Taryne has shared the recipe below, as well as she had the cute idea of topping the cake with mini fondant buttons and made some mini cake bunting using our printable bow sheet and some real buttons.


Prep time 40 minutes

Baking time 1 hr 10 minutes

Serves 12


100g dark chocolate, chopped

250ml water

125g butter, softened

250g brown sugar

3 eggs

150g self raising flour, sifted

25g cocoa powder

60g ground almonds (also called almond meal at health food stores)

110g apricot jam, warmed


200g dark chocolate, chopped

160ml cream


Preheat oven to 180oC, grease and line a 22cm cake tin.

Combine chocolate and water; melt together in double boiler or microwave. Remove from heat.

Combine butter and sugar, beat until creamy, add eggs one at a time, mix will look curdled at this stage but will come together later.

Using a wooden spoon stir in sifted flour, cocoa, almond meal and warm chocolate mixture. Mix well and pour into pan.

Bake for 1 hour, and check for doneness by inserting a metal skewer, bake for a further 10 minutes if required.

Stand cake for 10 minutes to cool slightly in tin and then turn out on to wire rack.

Brush cake with melted apricot jam, ice cake when completely cold.


Melt together chocolate and cream in a double boiler or microwave.

Allow to cool slightly to thick cream consistency.

Pour over cake.

GOOD ON PAPER - Free Printables

Buttons and Bows Baby Shower Collection

As seen in Living and Loving Magazine
Styling by Taryne Jakobi
Photography by Vanessa Lewis
Printables by Amanda from Silvergate Design 


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