Cute Monkey Face Cake Design Recipe

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This cute and smiling monkey face 1st birthday chocolate cake recipe will be a hit at your child's first birthday party and earn you many smiling and frosting-covered faces. this 1st birthday cake recipe will surely make your child's birthday extra special.

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Servings: 5 adult


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  • Items needed for the cake:
  • 1/3 cup of plain flour
  • 1/3 cup of corn flour
  • 1/3 cup of self-raising flour
  • 4 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 eggs at room temperature
  • 2/3 cup of castor sugar
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla essence (you can use any essence of your choice)
  • Items needed to decorate the cake:
  • 2 fresh chocolate covered doughnuts
  • 1 cup of fresh vanilla frosting
  • 1/2 cup of chocolate sprinklers
  • 2 1/2 cups of chocolate frosting
  • 2 brown jelly beans or M&Ms
  • 2 Oreo cookies
  • 2 teaspoons of mixed fruit jam
  • 1 chocolate twizzler
  • Piping bags


  1. Preparation:
  2. - Preheat the oven to 180C.
  3. - Grease a 9-inch cake pan using a little oil and flour.
  4. - Separate the whites and yolks of the eggs.
  5. - Beat the egg whites using an electric blender until the mixture doubles in volume and soft peaks are formed.
  6. - Add the egg yolks to it, along with the sugar, and beat until you get a pale yellow mix which is three times the volume.
  7. - Add the vanilla essence to the mix.
  8. - In a bowl, mix the flours and cocoa powder together.
  9. - Add the flour and cocoa mix to the egg mixture and fold the mix well.
  10. - Pour the batter in the cake pan.
  11. - Bake in the preheated oven for about 25-30 minutes.
  12. - Remove the cake from the pan and cool on a wire rack before decorating.
  13. Preparation:
  14. - Place the cake on a 15-inch serving board.
  15. - Trim the top sides of the cake about 1/2 inch from each side and discard the sides.
  16. - Trim the doughnuts about 1 inch from the sides.
  17. - Arrange the cut doughnuts on the cut sides of the cake to make monkey's ears.
  18. - Spread a thick layer of chocolate frosting on the top half of the cake and cover the sides too.
  19. - Add a few drops of red food coloring to 1/2 cup of vanilla frosting to get a pale pink color.
  20. - Use this frosting on the lower half of the cake to form the mouth and chin portion of the cake. Make it in a kidney bean shape.
  21. - Use the jelly beans in the center of the cake to make the nose.
  22. - Pipe the jam on the lower portion of the face in the shape of a smile.
  23. - Pipe some vanilla frosting in the form of 2 circles on the top half of the cake in place of eyes and place the Oreo cookies in the center of each circle.
  24. - Press the chocolate sprinklers on the chocolate frosting and scrape the twizzler over the top to form the hair of the monkey.
  25. - Cool in the fridge before serving.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 248g
Recipe makes 5 servings
Calories 876  
Calories from Fat 114 13%
Total Fat 12.85g 16%
Saturated Fat 1.16g 5%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 149mg 50%
Sodium 253mg 11%
Potassium 319mg 9%
Total Carbs 191.49g 51%
Dietary Fiber 4.2g 14%
Sugars 17.18g 11%
Protein 9.33g 15%


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