Owls are really popular these days, and this beautiful Owl chocolate cake would make a great kids birthday cake. It is easy to make using these simple instructions, but looks so effective. Isn’t it cute?

How to make an owl cake. Easy decoration idea for an owl birthday cake, made using a simple basic chocolate sponge recipe (square) and decorations to make an owl. So cute

Serves: 12

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

You will need: 1 x 7” square cake (Make your basic chocolate cake recipe in a 7” square tin)

Basic Chocolate Cake Recipe


110g Stork with butter

150 ml semi-skimmed milk

4 teaspoons lemon juice

220g caster sugar

2 large eggs

175g plain flour, sieved with

1 teaspoon bicarbonate (of soda) and

50g cocoa powder

Icing ingredients

125g Stork with Butter

220g icing sugar, sieved

100g cocoa powder

1-2 tbsps. milk

Needed for decorations:

50g dark chocolate curls

White sugarpaste

Orange sugarpaste

Dark chocolate crisp shell chocolates (Minstrels)

A large cake board or serving plate.

Method for the owl cake

1. Mix the milk and lemon juice in a jug. Put aside.

Owl cake step by step recipe and decoration

2. Place Stork and sugar in a mixing bowl and cream together until light and fluffy. (approx. 1 ½ min with electric hand mixer).

Owl cake step by step recipe and decoration

3. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Fold in dry ingredients until well blended.

Owl cake step by step recipe and decoration

4. Stir in milk to the mix until smooth.

Owl cake step by step recipe and decoration

5. Place the mix in a square greased and lined cake tin. Bake on middle shelf of oven 180°C, 160°C fan, Gas 4 for about 70 minutes.

Owl cake step by step recipe and decoration

6. For the icing beat together the Stork with the icing sugar, and half of the cocoa powder (50g) adding a couple of tablespoons of milk to give a soft spreadable consistency.

Owl cake step by step recipe and decoration

7. Trim the domed top from the cake. Add the icing to the cake to create the eyes and the bib of the owl using the cake template

Owl cake step by step recipe and decoration

8. Beat the remaining 50g of cocoa powder into the icing to darken it , adding a little more milk if necessary. Use to coat the sides of the cake and to fill in the rest of the owl’s body.

9. Use chocolate curls to create the wings and owls ears.

10. Cut out 2 round circles from white sugarpaste and place into position on the owl eyes. Cut out an orange circle to make a bird beak.

11. Add 2 round chocolates for the pupils of the eyes.

12. Serve.

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Owl cake recipe and imagery credit: Stork

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