TGON Bakes: Thor’s Mjölnir Cake

In honour of the new Thor movie Ragnarok which will be released this week in the United States. And what would be a better way to celebrate the third Thor movie than by baking Mjölnir!

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Photo source: Marvel Studios

Ingredients

Cakes
200 gr white sugar
145 gr all-purpose flour
100 gr unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
240 ml milk
108 ml vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
235 ml boiling water

Assembly
125 gr Butter, soft
230 gr cream cheese
230 gr Nutella
Brown roll fondant
Grey roll fondant

How to create

The cakes
1. Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
2. Grease and flour two baking pans. One average cake tin and another flat square pan.
3. In a large bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
4. Add the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla.
5. Mix it all for 2 minutes on medium speed with a mixer.
6. Stir in the boiling water at last.
7. Pour the batter evenly into the prepared pans.
8. Bake it for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven. Be careful, the flat cake might be done sooner than the other one. Test the cakes with a toothpick or a skewer.
9. Cool the cakes in the pans for 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Assemble
1. Mix together the butter, cream cheese and the Nutella until well combined and fluffy.
2. Cut the average shaped chocolate cake horizontally in half.
3. Spread some of the frosting on one of the halves and place the other one back on top.
4. Trim the edges to make them more round and so that it looks like Thor’s hammer.
5. Spread a little of the frosting all over the cake as the crumb layer and place it in the fridge.
6. Cut the other cake in rectangles, representing the size the handle would have. Cut as many rectangles as the height of the hammer itself.
7. Spread frosting between each rectangle before stacking them up.
8. Again, trim the rectangle a bit, cover it lightly with frosting and store in the fridge.
9. Roll out both the colours roll fondant with some powdered sugar.
10. Cover the rectangle with the brown fondant and the hammer with grey. Use any leftover grey fondant to decorate the handle.
11. Place the cakes next to each other on a plate and with the back of a spoon make the hammer motives in the grey fondant.

Sources: Cakes & Frosting

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