Add a bit of drama and excitement to your Christmas lunch with this fun Christmas smash cake! Packed with delicious Ferrero chocolates, whacking into the hard chocolate shell is sure to be a thrilling end to a delicious Christmas feast.
The best part is that it's incredibly simple to make this impressive smash cake and with only a handful of ingredients. Technically, yes, a smash cake has no actual cake or baking involved - so please forgive us. In fact, the pudding-shaped appearance of the chocolate smash cake simply comes from coating the inside of an oiled bowl with melted dark chocolate and allowing it to set.
A bit of quick manoeuvring is required to get the delicious Ferrero chocolates inside the smash cake. Fill the chocolate bowl with assorted sweets, and then place your serving plate upside down on top of the bowl. Holding them together, flip them over so the chocolate dome is now holding the chocolates in place on the serving plate.
Decorating the cake with royal icing is a breeze. If you don't own a piping bag, you can put the icing into sandwich or freezer bag and snip off the corner. We used white royal icing to decorate the smash cake with pretty swirls, and shimmering gold and peal cachous. But you can decorate the outside however you like! Royal icing acts as a glue, so affix whatever edible decorations match your Christmas colour scheme!
Once the royal icing has set, and all your decorations are finished, it's time for the big reveal! Gather your guests around and give the chocolate dome a good whack with a rolling pin, meat tenderiser, or other heavy utensil. Kids will love helping out with this stage!
The final step is to tuck in to the delicious chocolate shards and tumble of tempting chocolates!