Nature Themed Cake With Chocolate Leaves Decoration

Last Updated on March 30, 2022 by Maria Brittis

Make your friends or loved ones something special with this homemade nature themed cake with chocolate leaves decoration.

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nature themed cake with chocolate leaves on top of cake tray

I don’t do many recipes and bake cakes but I love beautiful intricacies of nature on cakes that you see in weddings or 5 star restaurants. So I was inspired for Valentines day to make my husband a natures inspired cake with chocolate leaves on it. .

If you want to see my recipe and video on making the chocolate leaves Chocolate Leaves Recipe

nature themed cake with chocolate leaves and blackberries

What is a Nature Themed Cake

Nature themed cake can be anything you like to design on the cake that depicts nature such as chocolate leaves, seashell and bark from a tree which can be made with icing.

Why You Will Love Nature Themed Cake

  • They are pretty easy to make.
  • You can pick your favorite nature idea make it part of the topping on the cake.
  • Perfect holiday or party dessert.
  • You guests will love it.
slice of nature themed cake

Ingredients To Make Nature Themed Cake

  • 1 cup white sugar 
  • ½ cup butter 
  • 3 egg whites  
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour  
  • 1 ¾ teaspoons baking powder 
  • ½ cup milk
  • Chocolate leaves
  • Vanilla icing
  • Blackberries
mixing the batter in bowl

How To Make A Nature Themed Cake

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9×9 inch round pan.

2. In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. Beat in the egg white, stir in the vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder, add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the milk until batter is smooth. Pour into the pans. (You will need two pans to make 2 layers.)

2 pans filled with cake batter

3. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven.

spread the icing on top of first layer

Prepare vanilla icing. Place one of the cakes upside down on a plate and spread the icing in the middle over the cake pretty thick. Do not do the sides.

spreading icing on top of the first layers.

Place the second cake over the icing carefully and cover the top with icing as well.

spreading icing on top of the layers

Next place the chocolate leaves over the top. You can create your own design.

two layers of cake with chocolate leaves on top

Position the blackberries along the edges of the cake and also place a few on top of the cake.

nature themed cake with chocolate leaves

Not bad for my first cake. I am sure in time each cake I bake will improve. But for now I am pretty happy with the results. I could have added more icing in the middle but my husband doesn’t like to much of it.

Tips of making the nature themed cake

  • You will need two cake layers. I used two round pans. When pouring the batter into the pans make sure they are evenly poured into each pan.
  • When baking the cakes make sure you don’t open the oven, view everything through the glass. I made the mistake of opening and the cakes collapsed. I had to redo the cakes.
  • For chocolate leaves you can use leaf mold as alternative to painting the lemon leaves with chocolate.
Yield: 12

Nature Themed Cake With Chocolate Leaves Decoration

Nature Themed Cake With Chocolate Leaves Decoration

Nature themed cake can be anything you like to design on the cake that depicts nature such as chocolate leaves, seashell and bark from a tree which can be made with colored icing.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white sugar 
  • ½ cup butter 
  • 3 egg whites  
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour  
  • 1 ¾ teaspoons baking powder 
  • ½ cup milk
  • Chocolate leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla (cake) (1/2 teaspoon for icing)
  • 3 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup of butter
  • 3 tablespoon of milk
  • Blackberries

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour a 9x9 inch round pan.

    2. In a large bowl, cream together the sugar and butter. Beat in the egg white, stir in the vanilla. Combine flour and baking powder, add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Finally stir in the milk until batter is smooth. Pour into the greased pans.

    3. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven.

    4. Prepare vanilla icing: 3 cups of powder sugar mixed with 1/2 cup of butter, 3 tablespoon of milk and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. Beat with mixer until fluffy. Make double recipe because you will need to spread in middle and top of cake.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 382Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 42mgSodium: 215mgCarbohydrates: 57gFiber: 0gSugar: 45gProtein: 3g

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