Really Easy Owl Cake Recipe

The Really Easy Owl Cake is a cute and lovely cake for birthday parties and events.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American, British, International
Keyword Really Easy Owl Cake
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Decorating Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings 12 slices
Calories 300 kcal
Author Sisley White


The Cake

  • 200 g caster sugar
  • –200g unsalted butter
  • –140g self raising flour
  • –half teaspoon of baking powder
  • -60g cocoa powder
  • –4 medium eggs
  • If you want a vanilla cake, don’t add the cocoa powder and use 200g plain flour then add a few drops of vanilla extract.

The Ganache/Decorating

  • 200 g of dark chocolate
  • 200 ml of double cream
  • 15 g unsalted butter
  • *1 teaspoon of brandy or liquor if you like
  • sugar paste for the eyes
  • orange candy melts
  • chocolate chips or buttons


The Cake

  1. Line a cake tin with greaseproof paper
  2. Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

  3. Add the eggs and a bit of the flour to stop it curdling.

  4. Sieve in the flour and baking powder in (and cocoa powder if you are making a chocolate cake)

  5. Make sure you don’t fill the cake tin more than three quarters of the way up. Otherwise when it rises it might over flow. If you some cake mixture left over you can make some cupcakes.

  6. Bake at 180 degrees for 20-25mins or until a skewer/cake tester comes out clean.


  1. Melt the chocolate and double cream in a bowl over hot water.

  2. When it’s melted and well combined, add the butter (and brandy if you want to use it).

  3. When it’s all melted together take off the heat and leave to cool.

  4. Leave to thicken up to the thick consistency you want.

  5. Decorate the owl with the sugar paste eyes, chocolate chips to make up the owl.

Recipe Notes

I used an 8 inch cake tin for this recipe