Brush Stroke Cake

Prep time: 40 minutes

Cooking time: 50 minutes

Total time: 90 minutes

Cake Ingredients

  • 1 1/3 cup of flour
  • 3 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs

Buttercream Frosting and Brush Stroke Ingredients

  • 500g of icing sugar
  • 250g of butter
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 200g of chocolate candy melt
  • Food colouring of your choice


  1. Combine the flour and sugar in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add butter and mix it into the batter.
  3. Add eggs one at a time and mix the batter.
  4. Then slowly add the milk and the vanilla whilst mixing it altogether.
  5. Grease two 18cm cake pans and pour the batter into it.
  6. Bake at 180degrees for 30 minutes and then let it cool on a wire rack.
  7. For the butter cream frosting, sift icing sugar into a mixing bowl.
  8. Add the butter and vanilla extract and beat it until well-combined.
  9. Melt the chocolate candy melts, then add food colouring of your choice. For the most dramatic effect, use a few different colours.
  10. On a baking tray lined with baking paper, press a teaspoon of the candy melt and then drag away from it to create the brush stroke effect.
  11. Let it cool and harden in the fridge for 20 minutes.
  12. Coat the cake with the buttercream frosting.
  13. Whilst working quickly, apply the brush stroke candy melt onto the cake.

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