Any kid who loves LEGO® will love this birthday cake.
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300g caster sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla sugar
200ml sunflower oil
190ml sparkling orange fruit drink, such as Fanta®
350g plain flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 pinch salt
210g chocolate covered sweets, such as M&M's®
500g icing sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
5 drops assorted food colouring
Method Prep:30min › Cook:30min › Extra time:1hr30min › Ready in:2hr30min
Preheat your oven to 180 C / Gas 4. Line a rimmed baking tray with greaseproof paper.
Combine eggs, sugar, and vanilla sugar in a bowl and beat with an electric blender until foamy. Add oil and orange fruit drink and stir to combine.
Sift flour and baking powder together and slowly stir into mixture until well combined. Spread mixture on the prepared baking tray.
Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean, about 30 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely, about 1 hour.
Sort chocolate covered sweets by the colours of your food colour assortment, such as yellow, green, orange, blue, and red.
Cut cooled cake into evenly sized rectangles, about 4x8cm, like oversized LEGO® pieces. Gauge the size in relationship to the chocolate covered sweets; 8 pieces should fit onto each to resemble a large LEGO® piece.
Mix about 1/2 cup icing sugar with enough lemon juice in a bowl to make a thick icing. Colour with a couple drops of food colouring so icing turns a deep colour. Brush icing onto 2 or 3 cake pieces and arrange 8 chocolate covered sweets pieces with the matching colour on top. Allow to set.
Continue with the next colour and the next set of chocolate covered sweets in the same colour until all cake pieces are decorated. Allow to set.