I know from both my god daughters and Ed’s nephew and niece that small children can be both demanding and exacting when it come to cakes. For his 6th birthday F was insistent he had wolf cakes, two years before he had insisted on an Easy Jet cake. My good friend Sarah did not get off that lightly when Ted asked for a Google cake for his last birthday.
To celebrate the release of Justin & the Knights of Valour which is out on DVD/Blu-ray from 3rd February, I was asked to come up with some ideas for a castle cake or knightly food. In support of all of those who need to make cakes for demanding exacting children everywhere, I came up with this very very simple, but effective no bake castle cake. Anyone can make this cake and even young children will be able to help assemble it.
The cake also does not need cutting and easily breaks down into bite sized pieces, perfect for little hands and tums. Given its “blocky” construction I think it would double up as a rather effective Minecraft themed cake.
To minimise waste you need to use a straight sided baking tray to mould the crispie mix. You can get creative with sticking sprinkles to the cake, or leave it as it is. To make it more fun add a few Lego or Playmobile figures to guard the castle.
By substituting a non diary spread this cake is easily adapted to be vegan – egg free, dairy free and with the GF rice crispies can also be gluten free. Please double check all ingredients on the packaging if catering for anyone with allergies and take care to prevent cross contamination.
How To Make a Simple & Easy Minecraft Castle Cake
- 80 g butter
- 3 tbs golden syrup
- 3 tbs cocoa powder
- 3 tbs white granulated sugar
- 5 cups of puffed rice cereal
- 1 tube of writing icing
- Place the butter, syrup, cocoa powder and sugar into a saucepan and melt over a low heat.
- Place the rice cereal into a large bowl, pour the melted chocolate mix over and gently fold in with a spatula until all the cereal is coated.
- Line a 6? x 10? (or 8? x 8?) straight sided baking tray with lightly oiled cling film, pour in the chocolate crispie mix and press down firmly. Leave to set for a couple of hours.
- Once set turn the cake out, peel off the cling film and using a sharp knife cut into 1? squares.
- Using a dab of icing to stick the pieces together and to a base to build up the front wall of the castle – I built mine on a slate cheeseboard – once the front is finished use extra blocks to build side walls.
- Once finished place your castle on a “moat” of blue fabric, sprinkled with blue sprinkles. Add flags to the castle, and a drawbridge made of lolly sticks.
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what a good idea I guess you could add little things like malteasers as cannon balls. xx
I love the idea of malteasers cannon balls! Why didn’t I think of that?
Wow – this looks amazing! I adore rice crispie treats, and you are right – it could certainly double as the basis o a minecraft cake. You’ve given me serious ideas for my sons birthday here – thanks so much for sharing :-)
We sent a photo to Ed’s nephew who thought it was the perfect Minecraft cake!
Fantastic! So simple… opens up a realm of decorating ideas.
thanks Annie, a quick win!
oh this is definately one for the family we love to sit and enjoy films like this on a sunday eating a roast x
such an easy cake to make! And it was really fun to think of the idea.
LOVE this Helen – easy to make, delicious to eat but not too rich, it’s perfect for a kids birthday party. Minecraft is so huge right now, I know a lot of mums who’d jump on this idea quicksmart!
Ed’s nephew and niece are obsessed. I think that 10 yo H will be making this cake!
Great idea Helen, good skillsl! My kids would demolish this in a heartbeat!
Barely any skills really Ren. Your children could make this. And it breaks down into bit sized pieces.
That would be great for a birthday party Helen.
And relatively easy to assemble at the last minute too!
Franglais kitchen, Nazima
love this idea Helen. And nice idea building this brick by brick. Bookmarking this for my son’s birthday party.
Oh yum love rice crispy cakes! Great idea to make a castle!
Its great to see what everyone else has made, I was initially flummoxed but really enjoyed developing my cakes for them!