Diva Birthday Cake for a 9yr old! Fiesta Friday #54

Diva Birthday cake for a 9yr old!

Fiesta Friday #54

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So my youngest celebrates his 9th birthday this weekend and I had been deliberating what to bake him for some while now.  We had a small party on Friday in which he was supplied with a chocolate cake by Pizza Express, being a chocoholic I was surprised he didn’t eat his slice, announcing he didn’t like chocolate cake anymore.

This totally scuppered my plans as I had bought and had every intention of making a giant brownie, nope that wasn’t going to happen.

I had however on Friday night baked a lemon cake, which I really didn’t think would be up his street, but certainly up mine, however he went mad for it and so did everyone else.

The original recipe for the one layer lemon cake I got from the lovely Sadia who writes the Sweet and Savoury Food blog, pop by please there are some simply wonderful recipes there.  Here are pics of it that I did single layer:

Lemon Cake

So the request was put in for a repeat of the lemon cake.  But I couldn’t leave it as one plain lemon cake however tasty it was, I had to make it Diva style for his birthday, so this is what I did:

Diva Birthday Cake

Diva Birthday Cake

Ingredients for the cake

  • 250g butter, softened
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups caster sugar
  • 3 cups self raising flour
  • 1 cup of milk
  • finely grated rind of 2 lemons
  • juice of 2 lemons

Ingredients for the filling

  • 300ml/12 fl oz double cream
  • 200g/7oz double cream
  • Waitrose Cooks – Homebaking – Stock upon the Fudge Chunks (I used half a packet)


  • Dr.Oetkers easy swirl cupcake icing, vanilla flavour
  • Waitrose 9 gorgeous & velvety red velvet mini cupcake box (I used 6 of them and cut the bottoms of to make them height wise more suitable to go on top of the cake)


  1. Prehead the oven to 180C, then grease and line the base of 2 x 20cm cake pans with baking paper.
  2. Beat the butter softened and sugar in a bowl until creamy and fluffy. Then add one egg at a time, beating after each time. Afterwards sift the flour over the egg mixtures, add the juice & beat only for a few seconds.  Then add milk and beat until well combined.
  3. Pour the batter in to batter equally in to each pan, tap it to flatten.  Then bake in the oven for approximately 45 minutes, the original recipe says 50 – 60 minutes however mine on both occassions was cooked earlier, so just check.  It should be golden and a skewer inserted come out clean.
  4. Stand the cake for at least 5 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack and carefully unclothe of the baking paper and pans etc.
  5. Make sure the cake is very cool, then –
  6. Whisk together the cream and icing sugar until it forms stiff peaks and add as many fudge chunks as you wish.
  7. Apply the whipped cream mix on to one layer of the cake, then top with the other.
  8. Next apply the swirl cupcake icing in whatever fashion you like.  Take not it didn’t quite cover the entire top, but this didn’t matter as the mini cupcake covered this up.
  9. Dust with icing sugar
  10. Cut the bottoms off the mini cupcakes and decorate as you wish.

Tadah, done to now enjoy!

I hope you are having a fab weekend and partying hard for Angie at Fiesta Friday’s blog hop party & giving the two wonderful hosts the run around of course and trying to make them misbehave.

So there is lots of cake to go around because of course I am sharing it with you, Justine xxx

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  55 comments for “Diva Birthday Cake for a 9yr old! Fiesta Friday #54

  1. February 8, 2015 at 10:45 AM

    delicious – Happy Birthday for Dave and best wishes!!

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    • February 8, 2015 at 1:03 PM

      hah noooo, it’s Joshua, but it was a Diva cake, I suppose it could be a Dave cake but doesn’t have the same ring to it hehe


  2. February 8, 2015 at 12:17 PM

    HBD to your son!! Okay- I will have to admit that your lemon cake looks DELICIOUS- the swirl icing is super festive and fun- the cupcakes on top definitely put the cake fabulously over the top… BUT I’m a little bit sad that a dark chocolate brownie cake didn’t appear!! 😉 he, he (I know- Pizza Express brought chocolate- but I assure you it wasn’t the same!) My kids (10 & 8) start talking about their birthday cakes almost a year in advance- all the planning! 🙂 I am sure that your Diva cake was a big hit- Great!

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    • February 8, 2015 at 1:06 PM

      lol well i can assure you the chocolate brownie is earmarked even if just for moi hehe, but i know they will love it, but I might do and save it for a tea time post, grinz…..xxx

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    • February 8, 2015 at 1:06 PM

      and yes Pizza Express chocolate cake would certainly not be a spot on yours 🙂


  3. February 8, 2015 at 1:21 PM

    Now thats a birthday cake, Happy Birthday to your son!! That’s really quite a cake. Delicious!!!

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  5. February 8, 2015 at 2:41 PM

    I love all that swirly frosting on this yummy-looking cake! 🙂

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    • February 8, 2015 at 5:52 PM

      oh it was delicious, wow a real treat hehe and thank you for your lovely words x


  6. February 8, 2015 at 4:31 PM

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  7. February 8, 2015 at 4:38 PM

    wow that’s a cake and a half!! It looks amazing!

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  8. skd
    February 8, 2015 at 5:12 PM

    Mom’s food is cooked with love. Thats why it tastes better than the best which the gourmet chefs can churn out.And your 9 year old just proved that. Good wishes to both the son and his talented mom ☺

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  9. February 8, 2015 at 5:43 PM

    Monster? Beast? One heck of cake that is Justine!! Yay :))). You are at ff finally :). Love how you layered the cake and those toppings are just killing. Amazing work there girl!!

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    • February 8, 2015 at 5:57 PM

      hah thank you it tasted good too i always worry with me that look good doesnt always taste good lol and i had kids and the parents to pelase hehe x

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  10. February 8, 2015 at 5:43 PM

    Ah forgot the important part : Happy birthday to the sonny boy!!

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    • February 8, 2015 at 5:58 PM

      awe thank you sweetie x

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    • February 8, 2015 at 5:58 PM

      he was very naughty and took a slice of cake and chased his friends, slapping one girl on the back with a piece and the face of one of the boys. tsk tsk..then he ate some..crickey…now i need to chase him with my wooden spoon heh e

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  11. February 8, 2015 at 5:44 PM

    Also, I have never made lemon cake and now I am so tempted to make that single layer of gorgeousness.

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    • February 8, 2015 at 5:58 PM

      oh its really good honestly didn’t think lemon cake would be my bag but its lovely x

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  12. February 8, 2015 at 7:46 PM

    Wow! I’d like a bite (or ten) of that.

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  13. February 8, 2015 at 8:19 PM

    Yum yum yum, that looks fantastic. I love cakes with citrus in them, they are delicious. Happy birthday to your little one…x

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  14. February 8, 2015 at 9:52 PM

    That lemon cake looks absolutely delicious! And the diva style, fit for a diva 🙂 I have actually never tried lemon cake before, but yours look really good, would order it next time I go cake-eating 😀 .
    And many returns to your little man 🙂

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    • February 9, 2015 at 2:46 PM

      actually i had never either, maybe start with the single layer one, it really is delicious i lked having an actual bit of lemon with it, really gave it a kick x

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  15. February 8, 2015 at 10:11 PM

    Can I have a piece, Justine?

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  16. February 8, 2015 at 10:18 PM

    Gorgeous cakes, Justine!! Delicious 😛

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  17. February 9, 2015 at 3:35 AM

    Yum! Happy birthday to your little one!

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  18. February 9, 2015 at 9:44 AM

    Wow! Diva style indeed! 🙂 Wishing a very Happy B’day to your little one!


  19. February 9, 2015 at 1:43 PM

    Happy birthday to your son! Thats definitely a cake fit for a king haha! Splendid! Hope it was a great one. Now that i think abt it, this coincided with JD.

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  20. February 9, 2015 at 4:17 PM

    Lucky young lad, yum – all looks delicious! Have a lovely week Justine.

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  21. February 9, 2015 at 10:39 PM

    A first – cupcakes on top of a beautiful cake – I like it! Happy Birthday to your 9 year old, I am sure he enjoyed it along with the rest of his family 🙂

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    • February 10, 2015 at 12:41 PM

      thank you and yes he did, he had a wild time at one point the naughty boy got carried away with the cream and tried to throw it at someone lol


  22. February 10, 2015 at 6:24 PM

    What a fabulous cake! Hope your little guy enjoyed it 🙂

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  23. February 12, 2015 at 1:17 AM

    “Diva style!” Always a good idea!! Looks scrumptious Justine. 😉

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    • February 14, 2015 at 12:51 PM

      haha yes we all need a bit of Diva in our lives every so often hehe x


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