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How to Make a Chocolate Hedgehog Cake

Updated on March 18, 2016
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A stunning but easy cake to make

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The first time I had this cake I was seven years old and it was my birthday. I thought my mother was a genius for making such an amazing cake. On my younger daughter's fourth birthday, armed with my mother’s recipe, it was my turn to be the genius. Only it turned out that making a hedgehog cake wasn’t quite the task I had imagined it to be when I was little. In fact, although this cake looks complicated, making it is easy.

Essential Equipment to make the Hedgehog Cake

The essential piece of equipment is an ovenproof pudding bowl (a round-bottomed bowl for US readers) that can hold at least 2 pints (1 liter). It will be about 6½ - 7(about 17 cm) inches across the top. A pyrex bowl is ideal, but earthenware should also work fine.

Ingredients variations

I find most cake recipes too sweet, and as this one has a lot of icing (frosting for American readers) I sweeten the cake itself with date puree instead of sugar. However, I have also included quantities for sugar so the choice is yours.

You could also use you own favourite chocolate cake recipe or even a chocolate cake mix, because what makes this cake so special is not the cake itself, but the shape and the decoration. I do however recommend using organic cocoa or chocolate cake mix because non-organic chocolate has been found to be high in pesticide residues.

Measuring guide

This is what a rounded tablespoon looks like
This is what a rounded tablespoon looks like

To make date puree

Roughly chop 4 oz/110 grams of dried dates.

Place in a small pan and add just enough water to cover them.

Cook over a medium heat until the dates are soft and beginning to break up.

Leave to cool. (It’s okay to puree while they are warm, but not hot.)

Puree them in a blender or liquidizer. (A hand blender is ideal as you can do them in the pan.)

Chocolate Hedgehog Cake Ingredients:

For the cake:

  • 5 oz/140 g/1 cup of plain flour
  • 1 oz/30g/2 rounded tablespoons of cocoa powder (see photo)
  • 2 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 6 oz/170 g/1½ sticks of butter – soft spreadable butter is ideal, and if you use hard butter, let it soften for a while first.
  • Either: 4 oz/110 g/½ a cup of date puree (see sidebar) Or:
  • 3 oz/85 g/⅓ cup of sugar
  • 3 eggs


For the frosting:

  • 3 oz/85 g/¾ stick of butter (again use spreadable or softened butter)
  • 6 oz/170 g icing sugar/1 cup of confectioner’s sugar (I use unrefined sugar, but you can use your usual brand)
  • 2 rounded tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • a little hot water

To decorate:

  • Chocolate buttons. You will need about 2 - 3 oz/60 - 85 grams of buttons, though this will depend on the size of button and how many you eat as you decorate!
  • 2 raisins
  • 1 glace cherry or dried cranberry

Chocolate Hedgehog Cake

Instructions

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Grease the bowlBeat the butter till smooth, and add the sugar or dates.Add the eggs and one spoon of flour mixture. Add the rest of the flour and mix till no dry flour is visible. Spoon into the bowl and smooth the top.
Grease the bowl
Grease the bowl
Beat the butter till smooth, and add the sugar or dates.
Beat the butter till smooth, and add the sugar or dates.
Add the eggs and one spoon of flour mixture.
Add the eggs and one spoon of flour mixture.
Add the rest of the flour and mix till no dry flour is visible.
Add the rest of the flour and mix till no dry flour is visible.
Spoon into the bowl and smooth the top.
Spoon into the bowl and smooth the top.

1) Grease the bowl you will use for baking.

2) Sift together all the dry ingredients and mix until no white flour shows.

3) Place the butter in a mixing bowl and beat until smooth. You can do this with a wooden spoon if you want to develop big muscles or if you are using spreadable butter. Otherwise I recommend an electric beater! The butter should be smooth when you are done, and will be lighter in color than when you started.

4) Mix in the sugar or date puree.

5) Beat the eggs lightly.


6) Add the eggs to the butter mix with a little of the flour. (The flour stops the eggs and butter curdling.) Beat well together.

7) Fold in the rest of the flour. Mix until no dry flour is visible.


8) Spoon the mixture into the greased bowl and smooth flat.

Bake the cake

Bake for about 1 hour 15 minutes at 180°C/160° fan oven/350°F/ Gas mark 4. (Check a few minutes before the time is up to test if cake is ready: to do this, insert a metal skewer. If it comes out clean it is ready, if cake mixture sticks to it, the cake needs a few minutes more. )

Leave the cake cool for a few minutes and then turn out onto a rack.
It should be easy to remove from the bowl, but if it sticks at all, run a knife around the edge. Don’t worry if it doesn’t look much like a hedgehog yet!

Tip:

To avoid getting covered in sugar powder, beat the butter till smooth, add the sugar and stir until all the sugar is coated with butter. Then beat until the mixture is smooth.

Make the chocolate frosting

As the cake cools, make the buttercream frosting. To do this:

1) Beat the butter and sugar together.

2) Place the cocoa in a cup or small bowl with about 2 tablespoons of hot water, and mix until the cocoa has dissolved.

3) Add the cocoa to the butter and sugar, and stir until the mixture is even in color.

Slice off the top, and turn the cake over
Slice off the top, and turn the cake over

Prepare the cake for frosting

When the cake is cool it is ready to ice. You are going to use it upside-down, so if the top is very raised, use a very sharp knife to cut the top off and make it flat. (Again don’t worry too much about getting this exact, because the buttercream covers a multitude of mistakes!)

Coat the cake with frosting.
Coat the cake with frosting.
Shape the face.
Shape the face.

Decorating the cake

Spread the frosting thickly over the cake with a palate knife (or any table knife will do if you don’t have a palate knife). You don’t have to be too careful about this, as it should look rough!





At the base of the cake, choose a part to form a point with some extra buttercream – this is the hedgehog’s face and nose.

(And try not to lick your fingers! Bet you can’t manage that!)

Decorating with the buttons

Cut buttons in half and insert cut side down
Cut buttons in half and insert cut side down
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Someone can hardly wait! | Source

Making the hedgehog face

Mark it with a fork to look like a furry little face. Add a cranberry or cherry for the nose and two raisins for eyes.


Cut the chocolate buttons in half and push them into the frosting as shown in the photos.



Then eat the cute little hedgehog! Aah!


Tip:

You can double the quantity of the mixture and use a larger and smaller bowl to make a parent and baby hedgehogs. The photo on the right shows Heidi and baby at my daughter’s fourth birthday party.


Information on finding chocolate buttons

I used Montezuma’s Giant organic chocolate buttons, but you can use any kind you choose. Readers in the UK will have no difficulty finding chocolate buttons, but for readers in the USA or Canada it may be more challenging to find these in your supermarket.

The most common type of buttons available in the US are those for melting to use in recipes. These are suitable to use in this recipe though they may be dull rather than shiny.

Several varieties of chocolate button are available on Amazon, including the classic Cadbury’s chocolate buttons and organic buttons by Chocolate Decadence.

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      drbj and sherry 5 years ago from south Florida

      Yummy recipe, Melovy, but the hedgehog is much too cute to eat. Thanks for the recipe.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thank you for posting your recipe for your Hedgehog cake. It's adorable. I've never baked a cake in a glass bowl before and will have to buy one soon as I would love to try to make this. I know for sure my sister in law will love seeing this recipe. I am going to link this to my latest cake recipe. Thanks again.

      Up and awesome!

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      It’s hard drbj, but someone’s gotta do it. We at the rear end first, so it’s head is still there now!

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Thanks Susan. I forgot to link to your recipe. I will do that now, thanks for reminding me.

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      Eileen Goodall 5 years ago from Buckinghamshire, England

      Thanks for sharing - how cute is that! I would have trouble cutting into it, I think I'd also make a couple of little tiny baby ones to go with it, I suppose you could make tiny cupcake versions, 1 baby hedgehog each to take home after a party :D

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Hi Eileen,

      Cupcake take-home cakes are a good idea. And I agree it’s not easy to cut the cute little thing up! Glad you like it, and thanks for your comment.

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      L M Reid 5 years ago from Ireland

      What a great idea for a chocolate birthday cake! But really making parents and baby hedgehogs is so cruel lol. Imagine the kids faces, best not to name them before hand.

      Love all the step by step photos for the recipe too

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      alipuckett 5 years ago

      Eeeeeee! This is amazing! Thanks for the step by step photo illustrations. Very helpful. I'm looking forward to trying this.

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      Gail Sobotkin 5 years ago from South Carolina

      Wow! What a great cake recipe beautifully presented with easy to follow pictorial directions.

      I particularly liked the fact that this recipe has been passed down from generation to generation in your family.

      Voted up across the board except for funny.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Hi Viking305,

      It is funny how hard it is to cut this cake up! But once we do it’s not hard to eat it - in fact the hard part is stopping! Thanks for your comment.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Thanks alipuckett, and hope you enjoy it.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Hi Happyboomernurse,

      Glad you like the hub. It’s a great fun cake to make, and I agree with you that it being passed down from generation to generation makes it all the better. It has such happy memories for me, both of my own cake and of my daughter’s party.

      Thanks very much for your comment and the vote up.

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      Liz Elias 5 years ago from Oakley, CA

      How cute! I'm bookmarking this, and e-mailing it to my younger daughter, who does a cakes-for-parties sideline business in her spare time. (Spare time with 2 young kids?? How does she manage!?!?!)

      BTW--in your list of the cake ingredients, the "5oz/140g/1cup of plain. ..." ... plain WHAT??? Whatever it is supposed to be got chopped off somehow. ... :-(

      Me, I'm a lazy cook and baker--I'd just grab the box mix. :-D

      Great hub, well illustrated and looks amazing. Voted up all around.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      DzyMsLizzy, thanks, especially for pointing out the error. I have corrected it now. Your daughter has my admiration also. I hope she likes the recipe and thanks for passing it on!

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      Stacy Harris 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

      This is just too darn cute... love love love it and it just goes to show you don't have to be a chef to make something amazing. This really looks easy to make and I can't wait to see if my kids enjoy hedgehog! :)

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      Kim Lam 5 years ago from California

      This recipe looks fun to make! Thank you for adding so many pictures!

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      Jeannie InABottle 5 years ago from Baltimore, MD

      This is so cute! I might make one of these for work. How adorable! Thanks for sharing!

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Barbergirl28, I think your kids will enjoy hedgehog! And you are right it is easy! Hope you have fun making it and thanks for your comment.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Hi Turtlewoman, and thanks for your comment.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Hi Jeannieinabottle, hope everyone at your work enjoys the hedgehog cake if you make it. Let me know how it goes! Thanks for your comment.

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      thesingernurse 5 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      Will bookmark your hub. I have to try this myself. Thank you very much for sharing. I want to be a genius hedgehog cake baker as well! :D

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      Brian Slater 5 years ago from Nottingham Uk

      Hi Melovy, looks great and I see your little helpers can't wait to get started on the cakes. Voted up. What about having ago at a Victoria sponge cake.? As your from bonnie Scotland where Queen Victoria spent so much time, I'm pretty sure she would have had a slice in her knapsack while traversing Lochnagar or the Cairngorms. What do you think?

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      thebookmom 5 years ago from Nebraska

      Such a cute and unique cake. Your hub is excellent, really clear directions. The pictures are really helpful too. Can't wait to try a hedgehog family :)

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Yes, thesingernurse, you can be a genius too! It’s easy now you know how!

      Thanks for your comment.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Hi Brian, yes the little helpers were keen to eat the cakes. That particular photo was from my daughter’s 4th birthday party, which is why the cakes look a different colour. I don’t think I put as much cocoa in the icing. As for Victoria sponge - I’m afraid Victoria can keep it. Not my favourite, but maybe I could find a Cairngorm clootie dumpling or Lochnagar lasagna recipe - that could be interesting! Thanks for your comment! (BTW, did Victoria hike up the Cairngorms or did Billy Connolly carry her?)

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Hi thebookmom, I hope your family enjoy it if you make a hedgehog family! Thanks for your comment.

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      Robin Edmondson 5 years ago from San Francisco

      This is brilliant! We have a birthday coming up in our family; I think I'm going to have to make this for our daughter! Thanks!

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      Maren Elizabeth Morgan 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      This is SO cute and all the pictures are marvelous. I wish we had hedgehogs over here.

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      Marla J Neogra 5 years ago from Parkersburg, West Virginia

      I love this idea!

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Hi Robin,

      Thanks very much for your comment and I hope your daughter has a birthday to remember!

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Hi Maren Morgan,

      Until I read your comment I had forgotten that there are no hedgehogs in the Americas. We’re so used to them in the UK, and love them so much that there’s a hedgehog preservation society. I can feel another hub coming on!

      Thanks for stopping by and for your comment!

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Thanks, Maria Neogra.

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      Brian Slater 5 years ago from Nottingham Uk

      Hi Melovy,Disappointed about the Victoria :( but hey a Lochnagar lasagne sounds fantastic! I'll bring a bottle.

      As for Queen Victoria she was a regular on the Larig Ghru (the route that runs from Aviemore to Braemar 23 mls long )and she climbed quite a few of the Cairngorms. As for Lochnagar this over looks Balmoral Castle and the main route up the hill is called the "Queens Way". Small world we live in. Not sure Billy Connelly was there though!

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      I was referring to the film with Judi Dench (Mrs Brown?) with the BC reference. :)

      Used to live in Aberdeen (Fit lik mon*) so know Braemar and Lochagar, though I confess I have not been to the top, and have not dallied with the royals in Balmoral. (Though I once met a man who did.) I did not know Victoria actually climbed the hills. You should do a hub.

      * translation - how are you? (What like man?)

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      Stephanie Hicks 5 years ago from Bend, Oregon

      Love this adorable hedgehog cake! Did you ever see the movie Steel Magnolias where they served up a red velvet Armadillo cake? That's kind of what this reminds me of... LOL! But super recipe and something the kids will love. Rated up!

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      Jason Menayan 5 years ago from San Francisco

      What an adorable idea for a kid! Seems relatively easy to make, and should make quite an impression on chocoholics, both children...and adults!

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Hi Steph,

      I haven’t seen Steel Magnolias, not sure why as it was very popular here. But now I definitely want to see it. I had a look at armadillo cakes on google images just now, and they look amazing. This cake is definitely much easier!

      Thanks for your comment.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Hi Livelonger,

      Yeah, I think this is good for any chocoholics. My kids are delighted to be eating chocolate cake just now when it’s not even someone’s birthday. I made the cake for the hub after a request for the recipe! Thanks for your comment.

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      Rebecca Mealey 5 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      Adorable and creative. I like the way you used the chocolate buttons!

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      instantlyfamily 5 years ago

      This is so darn cute! THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING!

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      rebeccamealey, thanks for you comment.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      instantlyfamily, thank you.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 5 years ago from Texas

      Hi Melovy! This is too cute! I spotted this on pinterest and I'm pretty sure I pinned it. This is such a neat recipe! It looks easy too. I'm adding this to my bookmarked recipes.

      Voted up and sharing - yum!

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Thanks Missolive, and you are right it is easy! Hope you enjoy it.

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      mariajob 5 years ago from Nigeria

      yummy

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      thanks

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      What an interesting looking cake. And it sounds yummy as well. Voting this Up and Useful.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Thanks alocsin.

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      Cynthia Sageleaf 5 years ago from Western NC

      Yum! This looks really good! This will also be the perfect opportunity to try my hand at baking. Voted up and socially SHARED. ;)

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

      That's amazing! I think you could make an armadillo cake out of the recipe & ideas, too! Just putting a Texas spin on it, y'know! Voted up and awesome.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      cclitgirl, thanks so much for reading and sharing. I hope you enjoy making the recipe - it tastes great and is such fun to do.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Hi Marcy, good to see you here! I didn’t remember at first that there are no hedgehogs in the US, but you are right: an armadillo is a similar shape so it would be easy enough to adapt this. Thanks for your comment and vote up.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      I enjoyed reading this interesting recipe. The pictures are well-captured and Heidi the hedgehog looked so cute. You are a very creative cake-maker and so is your mother. I will follow this recipe. Keep up the wonderful work!

      Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Awesome. Vote up and socially shared.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Hi ishwaryall22

      Thanks so much for your lovely comment, and for supporting my work in general so much. I very much appreciate it.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      Hurray! Congrats on the 4th Hub of the Day! This unique hedgehog chocolate cake recipe hub of yours deserved it! Way to Go!

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Thank you ishwaryaa22, especially thank you for alerting me to the fact this is Hub of the Day, because I haven’t had notification! I thought I’d probably had my ration of HotD by now, so it’s a huge surprise! Thanks so much for your kind comment.

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      MP50 5 years ago

      Beautiful pictures and step by step instructions, congratulations on a well deserved Hub of the day. Being a Scot thought you would have made a Haggis? Hedgehog in Swedish is Igelkott and the first Swedish word I ever spoke. Voted up and SS.

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      am9905d 5 years ago from Greece

      Looks really yummy!

      Great step by step instructions and photos. I will probably try this out but I am thinking of adding a layer of chocolate ganache in the middle.

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      FordeAhern 5 years ago from Broadford, Co. Limerick. ireland

      Thank you for this recipe, its yum yum. My kids and I read it together,so we are going to make it. We will bookmark it, voted up and useful.

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      Kris Heeter 5 years ago from Indiana

      What a fun recipe! I don't have kids but will share it with my sister who always tries to make something unusual like this for her kids' birthdays:)

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Congrats of Hub Of The Day Yvonne!!! Well deserved!!:)

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      Judith Hancock 5 years ago from UK

      Great looking cake, very clever. Superb "how to" photos.

      Congratulations on Hub of the Day, truly well deserved!

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      Kristin Trapp 5 years ago from Illinois

      What an amazing cake and how thrilled your daughter must have been on her birthday like you were when you were a kid. Hopefully she now thinks of you as a genius too. I wouldn't want to cut into Heidi, but my love of chocolate cake would win out. Great hub any way you slice it!

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      Keri Summers 5 years ago from West of England

      This is such a cute cake! Congrats on Hub of the Day. Go girl!

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      Paula 5 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hello Melovy, Oh my goodness, how fun and cute is this cake? A chocolate hedgehog cake? Absolutely brilliant and fun!

      Great hub showing step by step stages and explanations. Thanks for sharing, it is very charming to say the least. Voted up and interesting and awesome!

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      Mary 5 years ago from From the land of Chocolate Chips,and all other things sweet.

      How cute my kids would love this great hub.

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      Anan Celeste 5 years ago from California

      Oh my goodness this is so cute!!! I can't wait to make it for my Sunday school primary kids!!!

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      Deborah Turner 5 years ago from Surprise Arizona

      What a smart idea. This is adorable, I am passing this on to the "Cake Lady" at work. Thanks

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      Stephanie Henkel 5 years ago from USA

      This is the cutest cake! Great step-by-step instructions, too. I wouldn't have thought about baking a cake in a glass bowl, but it's a wonderful idea for this adorable cake. Congratulations on Hub of the Day! Voted up and beautiful, awesome, interesting, useful...

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      Slaven Cvijetic 5 years ago from Switzerland, Zurich

      What a wonderful cake idea! Thanks for making this hub! I am sure my girlfriend will love this cake!

      Thanks!! Awesome Voted Up and SHARED!

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      nina64 5 years ago from chicago, Illinois

      What an excellent hub!!!! I just love the detailed instructions that you give for this recipe. This cake looks interesting and delicious at the same time. Voted up!!!!

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      John Sarkis 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Love this hub. I've would never thought of putting these two things together - great job and congrats!!!

      I love chocolate and hedgehogs as well!

      Take care

      John

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      Leah Lefler 5 years ago from Western New York

      Melovy, that cake is ADORABLE! I love this idea - I'll have to make it for my mothers of preschoolers group.. they'd get a real kick out of it!

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      leann2800 5 years ago

      That is so cute! Thanks for sharing.

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      the girls 5 years ago from Los Angeles, California

      Nice to meet Heidi! Very creative and it really looks good! Thank you Melovy for sharing your recipe.

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      Dilip Chandra 5 years ago from India

      Yummy hub, mouth watering it is... i will try this for sure :)

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      Gail Sobotkin 5 years ago from South Carolina

      Had to come back to tell you that I'm so thrilled that this won Hub of the Day! You did a great job on it and those who use this recipe are sure to receive accolades on their baking creativity.

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      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      Congratulations on Hub of the Day. What an unusual and interesting cake. I'm sure it's delicious, too!

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Congrats on Hub of the Day! This is SO cute. Baking in a pyrex bowl reminds me of our "Cake in A Jar". We make cakes to send to the troops made in Mason jars. I wrote a Hub about that. I will definitely try this idea. Your step by step instructions are really good, too.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      It was simply cruel of you to post this hub and recipe. Now I'll be thinking about this cake all day long. Thank you for the hunger pains you have provided and as usual, wonderful job of writing.

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      Sinea Pies 5 years ago from Northeastern United States

      This is the most adorable looking cake! I love the idea of date-puree for sweetener, too. Congrats on being hub of the day. You deserve it. My niece is a pastry chef and I'm going to send her the link.

      Voted up, awesome and Stumbled,too.

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      I couldn't help myself ... you made me do it ... I had to smile when I saw this cake. I bet the kids loved it. It is so cute!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      I love the idea of using datepuree as a sweetner.

      Congrats on hub of the day!

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      Riverfish24 5 years ago from United States

      It looks lovely..what a great idea!

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      Saadia A 5 years ago

      This is cute.I am always looking out for nice ideas like these and this Hedgehog cake seems so cool.I will definitely try this one out.Thank you for sharing and many congrats for your Hub of the day :)

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      geetika iyer 5 years ago from India

      Excellent hub. A great recipe. I was tempted to put many pieces of chocolates in my mouth just reading it!Voted up!

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      Kelly Umphenour 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Cogats on HOTD! That's awesome and well de(served) lol. Wish I could bake like that...I know you say it's easy but trust me - I would mess it up! Lol. I like the idea of using date puree as a sweetener. Now, how do I puree my date? Hmm ?

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      Liz Elias 5 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Just had to stop back by and say congratulations on getting Hub of the Day with this! Well deserved!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Funny, I don't even know what a hedgehog is...haha. Looks delicious, though. I love anything chocolate, and this looks delectable. Great instructions. Well-put together hub. Congrats on hub of the day!

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      MP50, thanks for your comment. Hmm, a chocolate haggis is an interesting idea.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Mooncatcher, that sounds like ideal chocolate hedgehog food!

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      am9905d, thank you. The original recipe my mother used did have a middle layer of icing, so that is an option. I like things easy so I simplified it.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      FordeAhern, hope your kids and you enjoy it. Thank you for your comment.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Thanks Kris, and I hope your sister’s kids enjoy it - though adults are also allowed to eat it!

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Thanks Sunshine625, that’s kind of you.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Thanks Judi, for your kind comment and glad you enjoyed the photos.

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      Rose Clearfield 5 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

      What an awesome cake recipe! I agree with you that many cake recipes are way too sweet. This sounds perfect and is so adorable, too. Congrats on getting Hub of the Day.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Hi Ktrapp, Cutting into Heidi wasn’t easy, but we got over it! :-) My daughter did indeed enjoy her first hedgehog cake, and now she’s older she helped me ice this one!

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Keri, Thanks so much.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Oceansunsets, thanks, and so glad you enjoyed the step by step stages. Thanks for the vote up etc.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      prettynutjob30, thanks for your comment.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      ananceleste, hope it goes well with your Sunday school kids. Thanks for your comment.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Hi Stephanie, good to see you here and thanks so much for the congrats, vote up etc. Make sure you use an ovenproof glass bowl like the pyrex ones the photos if you make it and hope you enjoy it!

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      mbyL, thanks very much for your kind comment, vote up and share.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      nina64, thank you so much. Glad you like the instructions. The cake definitely is delicious.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Hi John Sarkis, Wish I could take credit for inventing the combination, but it’s a British classic! Thanks for your kind comment.

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      Brian Slater 5 years ago from Nottingham Uk

      Happy 10,000 Melovy, here's to the next 10k.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      TheLastBabyBoomer, thanks for your comment, hope the cake lady enjoys it.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Hi Leahlefler, the cake is great for preschoolers! Thanks for your kind comment.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Thanks Leann2800.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Hi the girls and thank you.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      dillipchandra12, thank you, hope you enjoy it.

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      Patty Inglish 5 years ago from North America

      This is one of the most entertaining cakes I have ever seen. When I make one, I will sprinkle coconut on top and have Hedgehog In the Snow.

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      Jill Spencer 5 years ago from United States

      Adorable! Thanks so much for sharing--and congrats on HOTD.

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Congrats on your hub being chosen for Hub Of The Day.

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      Urmila 5 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      Oh my God, this looks so delicious! Great illustrations with pictures. Thanks for sharing it. Bookmarking and sharing with friends.

      Congratulations on getting Hub Of The Day award. Keep it up!

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      Bldg an Architect 5 years ago

      This is absolutely adorable! I bet it's yummy too. Congrats on HOTD!

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      kelleyward 5 years ago

      So cute. Congrats on hub of the day!

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Hi Happyboomernurse,

      Thank you so much. You are so kind.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      vespawoolf, thank you, and yes it’s delicious.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Hi Mary615, thank you! Your cakes in a jar sound wonderful. I will look up your hub when all the craziness on this one dies down bit. Glad you enjoyed this hub.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Hi Bill, yes I am definitely cruel - to poor hedgehogs and to you! :-)

      Ha ha! Thanks for your comment.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Hi Sinea Pies,

      I’ve been using date puree for sweetening for years now and it’s great. Thanks so much for your kind comment and for sharing the hub.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Thanks Homestead, glad it made you smile!

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Riverfish24, thank you.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Mooncatcher, thank you.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Learner365, Thanks for the congrats. Hope you enjoy the cake.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Ah geetika lyer, chocolate recipes have that effect don’t they! Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for your comment.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Realhousewife, thank you so much. And thanks for the laugh too, your comment cracks me up! Puree your date, hmm, indeed!

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      DzyMsLizzy, you are too kind. Thank you!

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Victoria, I only remembered after I’d done this hub that you don’t have hedgehogs in the USA. They are such sweet creatures, though prickly. Thanks for your kind comment.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Hi randomcreative, Since you also find cakes too sweet I think you will enjoy this. Thank you for your kind comment .

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Thanks Brian! It’s taken me a while to get this far, but it’s quite a milestone and here’s to the next one arriving quicker!

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Patty Inglish, a hedgehog in the snow sounds wonderful. I might try your idea next time we make it. Thanks very much for your comment.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      The Dirt Farmer, thanks!

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Thank you Susan, and if it hadn’t been for you asking for cake recipes to link to I might never have done this hub. So thank you many times over!

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      cardelean 5 years ago from Michigan

      What a FUN cake! I loved all of the photos and your step by step directions. Congrats on the Hub of the Day!

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      It looks like a really good cake. Great photos. Congratulations on Hub of the Day.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      urmilashukia23, thank your for your very kind comment and for sharing.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Bldg an Architect, thank you for your kind comment.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Thanks Kelley!

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Hi cardelean, glad you enjoyed it, I’m sure your kids would love it - they’re the right age! Thanks for your kind comment.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Hi Moonlake and thanks so much for your kind comment.

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      susanm23b 5 years ago

      This is so cute! I like to do things in individual servings and this is perfect. I think this would be fun to serve on groundhog day. I know groundhogs and hedgehogs aren't the same, but maybe I could tweak it a bit. What a cute, fun idea! Congrats on Hub of the Day :) Voted up!

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      JS Matthew 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      First of all, Awesome photos! Second of all, Congratulations on the Hub of the Day! You certainly earned it with this recipe! I like how you supplemented the sugar with date puree! This really is a great Hub! Voted up and SHARING!

      JSMatthew~

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      Mazlan 5 years ago from Malaysia

      Congrats on HOTD. I have not seen this Hedgehog Cake before in my country, sounds yummy.

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      Anamika S 5 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      Wow! That cake looks so yummy that I am prepared to forget the calories and have a bite of it. Voted up!

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      zEric7x 5 years ago

      That is certainly one of the most interesting looking cakes I seen.

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      Diane Ziomek 5 years ago from Alberta, Canada

      That is absolutely adorable! Voted up, interesting & pinned. I have also bookmarked this Hub for future reference. Although my kids are teenagers now, I am thinking this may be an option for my daughter's 16th birthday. She asks for a hedgehog every now and again; this will be one I will only have to clean up after once. :)

      Congratulations on Hub of the Day!

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      Nare Gevorgyan 5 years ago

      Wow! This looks so yummy! I am gonna make it tomorrow!!!

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      parwatisingari 5 years ago from India

      This is trail for 11th march.

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      sidds123450 5 years ago

      Many many congratulations on selection of Hub of the day, and thanks for sharing..!!!

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Susanm23b, I’m sure this could work as several small hedgehog or even ground hogs. If you do a hub let me know and I will link to it! Thanks for the vote up and congrats.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Hi JS Matthew, thanks for the compliment and congrats, and for sharing! Date puree is my favourite sweetener, so glad you like it.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      greatstuff, thanks for you comment.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Yes, Anamika, forget the calories and enjoy! :-) Thanks for your comment.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      zEric7x, thank you for your comment.

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      Nare Gevorgyan 5 years ago

      The next comment is mine? :D

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      brsmom68, I don’t think kids ever grow out of it. I’m making it for my teenager’s birthday soon! Definitely easier to deal with than a real hedgehog.

      Thanks very much for you comment and for sharing.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Nare Anthony, let us know how it goes, and thanks for your comment.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      parwatisingari, thanks for your comment.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Sidds123450 thank you.

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      panhamail 5 years ago from Phnom Penh

      Great News. LOVE THIS POST.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Yes, Nare Anthony, it is.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      panhamail, thank you.

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      htodd 5 years ago from United States

      That's nice info...Thanks

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Htodd, thank you.

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      Better Yourself 5 years ago from North Carolina

      What a precious cake! Thanks for sharing!

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      tbrian123 5 years ago from colombo, Sri Lanka

      Ahhh... This is what i was looking.. Thank you..

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Hi Better Yourself, thanks for your comment.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Hi tbrain123, thanks for your comment.

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      Gracenduta 5 years ago from Kenya

      I now know how to make one, thanks for the hub

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Hi Gracenduta, hope you enjoy it, and thanks for your comment.

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      Freedom4All 5 years ago from Planet Earth

      That looks so cool!

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      Nare Gevorgyan 5 years ago

      Yeah it does :)

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      Freedom4All 5 years ago from Planet Earth

      I know! B)

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      @ Freedom4All

      @Nare Anthony

      Thank you both.

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      Freedom4All 5 years ago from Planet Earth

      You are so welcome!

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      Abujafood 5 years ago from Abuja, Nigeria

      Hedgehog, sounds like a tough piece of cake to handle. Nice of you to share this recipe with others.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Hi Abujafood,

      LOL! It would be tough if the spikes were hard, but chocolate - the hardest thing is not eating too much! Thanks for your comment.

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      mythicalstorm273 5 years ago

      This was so cute! I loved the little hedgehog! Add chocolate cake and I can see why this would be a hit! Amazing and cute idea!

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Hi mythicalstorm.

      Glad you enjoyed this. It is really tasty, adapted from an old traditional cake recipe. I loved it as a kid and still love it. Thanks for your comment.

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      Suelynn 5 years ago from Manitoba, Canada

      Wonderful hub Melovy! :)

      I remember making some lovely cakes for my son's birthday parties and they were special times indeed. LOVE your hedgehog cake and the fact that you remembered it from your own childhood experience. You put this hub together so well - BRAVO! Voted across the board.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Hi Suelynn,

      It is great fun to make special birthday cakes isn’t it? My kids are hitting the teenage years but we still made this cake.

      Thanks very much for your kind comment.

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      Jools99 5 years ago from North-East UK

      Looks yummy! Voted up n pinned

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Thanks Jools.

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      emilybee 5 years ago

      So awesome and must be so delicious!!! Awesome hub!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      I have never baked cake, but I want to use this recipe to make my first cake.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Thanks emily. It is delicious!

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Vinaya, I can think of no better cake to start with. It’s easy to do and everyone will love the cute hedgehog when you are finished. (But then you’ve got to eat it!)

      Thanks for your comment.

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      Modern Lady 5 years ago from Chicago, IL

      This is absolutely adorable! It's brilliant to bake it in a glass bowl to get the shape.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Hi Modern Lady, thanks for your comment.

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      Steve Wright 5 years ago from Norwich, England

      This looks so good, I am now so hungry and dinner time is still an hour away! I am going to be giving this a go for my little cousin's birthday next month, I think she would love a hedgehog cake! Awesome hub!

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Hi Stevew13,

      It tasted good too! I think your cousin will be delighted that you’ve made her this cake. Just make sure you get a piece, and do come back and let me know how it goes.

      Thanks for your kind comment.

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      Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

      This is such a cute idea - I have just started Pinning things, so I dropped back by so I could pin this one.

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      Shalah Chayil 5 years ago from Billings, Montana

      Your hedgehog picture made my day! What a delightful little fellow. How can it be eaten when it's so cute? I will have to make this one for sure?

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Hi Marcy,

      Thanks so much for your comment and for pinning. I had a look at your boards just now and thank you for all you’re doing!

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Hi ShalahChayilJOY,

      I’m glad you enjoyed the hedgehog. I don’t know how, but we managed to eat the cake! :-) Hope you enjoy making and eating it as much as we did, and thanks for your comment.

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      Robie Benve 5 years ago from Ohio

      This is a stellar hub, great recipe and wonderful photos. I just shared it on pinterest. :)

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Thanks Robie, glad you enjoyed it! And thanks for sharing it.

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      Lisa McKnight 5 years ago from London

      Gorgeous! I want to eat Heidi. I am sharing this on Facebook.

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      Adam M. Hanson 5 years ago from Mankato, MN

      this.....this is amazing....like, really, awesomely amazing....I'm making this soon haha

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Thanks Eliza, especially for sharing!

      Hi AM Hanson, thanks hope you enjoy the cake when you make it.

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      Rhys Baker 5 years ago from Peterborough, UK

      Wow. Great recipe with great photos to guide us through. Congrats on the HOTD for this. I am already tasting it!

      Voted up and Pinned! :)

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Hi TFScientist,

      Glad you enjoyed this. Thanks for sharing.

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      pennylu 5 years ago from Georgia

      Wow! This is a great birthday cake for a child! Thanks for this delightful recipe from your childhood.

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Thanks pennylu.

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      Webscapeseo 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Wow what a lovely idea for a childrens birthday party! I will definitely be giving this a try!

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Webscapeseo, thank you.

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      Angela Brummer 5 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      This is so cute. We really need to promote this around groundhog day and promote the cute little dude as a ground hog!

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      Yvonne Spence 5 years ago from UK

      Thanks Angela. I guess it could be a groundhog too, without the spikes.

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      This is sooo cute I have to make it soon. Thank you!

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      Yvonne Spence 4 years ago from UK

      Thanks to you Jackie!

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      lemonkerdz 4 years ago from TRUJILLO, PERU

      Oh my, talk about going down memroy lane. When i was young my mother used to make this at least once a month. i thought nobody ever made these anymore, reading on......obviously wrong. looks like the hedgehog is revived. thanks

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      Yvonne Spence 4 years ago from UK

      Hi Lemonkerda, glad you enjoyed a trip down memory lane. The hedgehog cake is definitely still going strong, and we love it!

      Thanks for your comment.

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      Magdaleine 4 years ago

      Wow, this is amazing! thanks for sharing the recipe :)

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      Yvonne Spence 4 years ago from UK

      Magdaleine, glad you like it, and thanks for your comment!

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      idigwebsites 4 years ago from United States

      How come did you think about making a hedgehog cake?!? It's so cute, but at the same time looks scrumptious! Thanks for sharing. :)

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      Yvonne Spence 4 years ago from UK

      idigwebsites, hedgehog cakes are fairly traditional in the UK. And very cute! Glad you enjoyed the hub and thanks for your comment.

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      Faith A Mullen 4 years ago

      Oh my goodness! Such a cute idea! My family loves hedgehogs, so I will have to make this for them some time. Love it!

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      Yvonne Spence 4 years ago from UK

      Hi Faith, sorry for the delay in replying - I've been away. Glad you enjoyed this and thanks for your comment!

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      FlourishAnyway 4 years ago from USA

      This is adorable! I have never heard of hedgehog cakes. I have similar memories of a cake my mother made when I was a child -- creative, a little off-the-wall, but she made it just for me. It ws a CandyLand themed cake.

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      Yvonne Spence 4 years ago from UK

      FlourishAnyway, thanks for your comment and glad the recipe brought back good memories for you.

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      Heather Rode 3 years ago from Buckeye, Arizona

      This is one of the cutest cakes I have ever seen. I love little baby hedgehogs in real life and this dessert is every bit as cute. Outstanding job! And I love all of your pictures! Thanks for the great hub :)

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      Yvonne Spence 3 years ago from UK

      Heather Says,

      thanks for your comment and glad you enjoyed the hub. sorry for the late reply, I'm not on Hubpages much these days.

      SamitaJassi,

      thanks for your comment!

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      Anne Goetz 3 years ago

      What a cute cake! Love it!

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      Yvonne Spence 3 years ago from UK

      Thanks Zoe.

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      Yvonne Spence 3 years ago from UK

      Thanks Claudedog, glad you liked the recipe and yes I'll take a look at yours.

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      Marisa Hammond Olivares 3 years ago from Texas

      Guess who is pinning this to her new chocolate board on Pinterest? :)

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      Yvonne Spence 3 years ago from UK

      Thank you Missolive!

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      Marija Arsic 2 years ago from Serbia

      I can taste it in my mind, looks delicious.....oh dear, it`s so hard to be a chocoholic !

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      Valene 11 months ago from Missouri

      This looks like so much fun! I would have wanted this for my birthday.

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