Iron Man Dunny Cake

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My friend loves Iron Man, and loves Dunnies. So I googled both and I found this!

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Awesome.

Ingredients:

Cake:

  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • Bag of Aero chocolate balls (any flavor you’d like)

Icing: I actually used store bought Icing, since I didn’t have enough time. I also can never get the tone of red that I like. But here’s my usual recipe:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine, softened
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Grease and flour a 9×13 inch pan.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla, mix for 2 minutes on medium speed of mixer. Stir in the boiling water last. Batter will be thin. Pour into the prepared pan, make sure it’s level.
  3. Here’s where the Aero balls come in. Take each chocolate ball and push it to the bottom of the cake, I did them individually to avoid making a mess and to distribute them evenly. This creates the most amazing “crust” at the bottom of the cake. The air bubbles in the Aero chocolate is the culprit here. It’s so good!
  4. Bake 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until the cake tests done with a toothpick. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Draw out the dunny shape on a sheet of paper (parchment or wax, or even regular printing paper is fine)
  6. place it on top of the cake and cut out the shape
  7. When I drew the image on, I used a simple black icing tube to outline the image to make it stand out
  8. place a white chocolate melt (or white icing) into the center of the chest

DONE! Can do this to just about any shape you’d like. The eye of the dunny got messed up a bit when taking it out of the box, but easy fix.

ENJOY!

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