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Chocolate Christmas Trees

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Makes

9

Portions
.Suitable for freezing
. Preparation

15

minutes
.

25

minutes cooking time
.160 C°, 325 F°, Gas Mark 3

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs
  • 175g self-raising flour
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 25g cocoa powder
  • 175g soft butter
  • 50g plain chocolate melted
  • 50g milk chocolate melted
  • 1 tsp baking powder

Decoration

  • Writing icing pens
  • Candy canes
  • Mini Smarties

Method

  1. Preheat the oven. Line a square tin 24 x 24cm with parchment paper and grease.
  2. Measure all of the cake ingredients into a bowl and mix using an electric hand whisk until smooth.
  3. Spoon into the tin, and bake for 20-25 minutes until springy to the touch (a skewer inserted into the middle of the cake should come out clean). Leave to cool.
  4. Slice into 9 squares and then slice into triangles, then decorate with writing icing pens or piped icing and Mini Smarties. Push short lengths of candy canes into the base of the chocolate triangles to make the tree trunks.

Annabel Karmel MBE

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A mother of three, Annabel Karmel is the UK's number 1 parenting author. She is an expert in devising tasty & nutritious meals for children without the need for parents to spend hours in the kitchen.

Annabel was awarded an MBE in June 2006 in the Queen's Birthday Honours for her outstanding work in the field of child nutrition and in 2009 Annabel won the Mother and Baby's Lifetime Achievement Award.

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