Friday, 19 June 2015

#GreenGiantMinions Challenge: Coconutty Corn Minion Cake

The brand new Minions movie hits cinemas on June 26th and to celebrate, Green Giant challenged some of us bloggers to create the ultimate Minion-inspired summer snack using their much loved Green Giant Sweetcorn which is a perfect ingredient for family mealtimes: kids love the delicious, naturally sweet flavour, and it’s great to know you’re giving them something healthy and nutritious.

The  #GreenGiantMinions Challenge

The Minions movie shares the adventures of Stuart, Bob and Kevin as they search for a new evil master to serve. It’s an epic journey – and we all know you can’t undertake an epic journey without enjoying some delicious, healthy food before you go.

The Challenge

The challenge was to show how we could bring some Minion fun to mealtimes by incorporating Green Giant Sweetcorn. We were sent two 4 packs of Green Giant Sweetcorn to use in the challenge. My first thought was to use it on a pizza but then I wondered if there was any way I could make something sweet rather than savoury. I came across various recipes using coconut and sweetcorn so thought why not try a Minion cake so here it is - my Coconutty Corn Minion cake decorated by me and my little sidekick Zachary. 

Here's the recipe for my Coconutty Corn Minion Cake:
Ingredients 
Cake:
2 tins (approx 400g) of Green Giant Sweetcorn - I used the Salt free ones
200ml coconut milk
3 eggs
225g caster sugar
3 tbsp plain flour
1/2 tsp baking powder

To Decorate:
Icing sugar
Icing pens
Ready made tube of blue icing or blue food colour and icing sugar
2 Chocolate buttons
Paper to draw out a Minion shaped template 
2 year old helper/supervisor/taste tester optional

Method
1. Preheat the oven 160 fan / 180 normal oven. 
2. Grease and flour a baking tin
3. Put all the ingredients in a food processor in the order listed in the ingredients and whizz up until blended. 

Strangest mix of ingredients I have ever used in a cake

4. Pour the mixture into the baking tin and place in the middle of the oven. 
5. Bake for 35 minutes. 
6. Leave to cool and decorate. 
Out of the oven, nice and yellow & ready for Minion-izing


To Decorate
To "minion-ize" the cake I drew out a minion shape and then cut around it with a sharp knife to get a general minion shape. (I will scan in the template shortly)

Template placed over cake to be cut around


I made up some white icing using icing sugar and used a squeezy tube of ready made blue icing for the minions clothes. With icing pens I drew in the details and used two chocolate buttons for the eyes.

My little helper supervising decoration

Zachary, my two year old helper was responsible for the taste test of the off cuts while I did and he confirmed it was "yummy" so I definitely got the thumbs up from him. 

Here's the finished Coconutty Corn Minion Cake. 

The finished Coconutty Corn Minion cake!
* Disclaimer: This post is an entry into the Tots100/Green Giant Minion challenge. All views and opinions are my own and unbiased

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