Hedgehog Christmas Cake

Hedgehog Christmas Cake

You can easily make a cute character cake using inexpensive ingredients. This recipe uses heavy cream and it is very delicious.

Ingredients: 4 servings

Store-bought swiss roll cake
35% fat heavy cream
200 ml
2 tablespoons
Cocoa powder
1 teaspoon
Instant coffee
1 teaspoon
Chocolate candies
Marzipan & sugar paste
to taste


1. Cut off 2/3 of the roll cake. Cut off 1cm from the remaining cake. Unroll the slice and cut a small hole in the center.
2. Arrange the cake pieces as shown in the photo. You can use whipped heavy cream as glue.
3. Dissolve 1 tablespoon of both the cocoa powder and the instant coffee in hot water. Add sugar to the heavy cream and whip until soft peaks form.
4. Divide the heavy cream in half and add the cocoa to one half and the coffee to the other until colored. Whip until firm peaks form.
5. First coat the cake with the coffee cream. Use the cream to form a point for the nose area.
6. Coat completely with coffee cream. Pile up a little bit extra cream on the top.
7. Place the cocoa cream in a piping bag with a tip and pipe onto the top of the cake leaving no spaces, as shown in the photo.
8. Pipe the cream so that it looks like this.
9. Use the chocolate candies to make the eyes and nose. Use the cookies to make the legs. You could also use the coffee cream to make the legs.
10. Stick the almonds into the head to make the ears. Mix red food coloring into the marzipan and use that, with the sugar paste, to make the hat.
11. This is the hedgehog with no hat.

Story Behind this Recipe

I came up with a character cake that was easy to make and the kids would enjoy.