Tuesday, October 1, 2013

chocolate malteser cake

I made a cake the other day and the cream was not stiff enough when I used it to frost the cake and I was a little upset at how ugly my cake was.

Today, I decided to make up for it.

By baking another cake.

This time, I chose to bake a Chocolate Malteser Cake because, well, I love Maltesers!! Maltesers contain a ton of malt and malt is just yummy.

To make this cake, I started by creaming butter and sugar until the mixture turned light and fluffy.

Into this, I added the eggs, one at a time, making sure to incorporate one egg before adding the next.

Then I added the milk, and beat that in too.

In a bowl I sifted the flour, cocoa and malt.

By this time, the batter would have looked like it had curdled.

Don't worry. Just add the flour mixture in 3 batches, and mix after each addition.

At the end you should have a smooth batter.

The batter was divided into two 8-inch round baking trays, and baked for about 30 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the thickest part of the cake emerged cleanly.

Once the cakes had cooled, I trimmed off the tops so they were flat.

Then I made the frosting.

Into a bowl, I added malt, cocoa and boiling water. I whisked the mixture to ensure the powder had dissolved. This was then set aside.

Into another bowl, I sifted icing sugar.

I added half of the icing sugar into a mixing bowl containing butter, and beat.

Once the mixture had turned creamy, I added the malt/cocoa/water as well as the remaining icing sugar. As soon as I got an even and smooth mixture, the frosting was ready.

I placed about half of the frosting on one cake, and the other layer on top.

With the remaining frosting, I frosted the top and the sides of the cake.

All that remained was to top the cake with the Maltersers (I left some whole and bashed the rest with a rolling pin).

And mess the sides up a little.

Finally, chill the cake until you are ready to serve!

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Chocolate Malteser Cake (Serves 8-10)
Adapted from Valerie Barret's "Cake Galore"

For the cake:
225g butter
225g castor sugar
80g malted milk powder
50g cocoa powder
4 eggs
200g self-raising flour
4 tbsp milk

For the frosting:
250g powdered sugar
1 teaspoon cocoa powder
45g malted milk powder
125g softened butter
2 tablespoons boiling water
1 packet Maltesers, halved

For the cake:
1. Preheat the oven to 180C. Grease and line two 8-inch round cake tins.
2. Cream the butter and sugar until blended. Add the malted milk powder, cocoa powder, eggs, flour and milk, and beat together until smooth and creamy.
3. Divide the mixture evenly between the prepared tins, and bake for about 30mins, or until well risen and firm to the touch.
4. Cool in the tin for a few minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

For the frosting:
1. Blend the boiling water, malted milk powder and cocoa powder together in a bowl, then set aside to cool. 2. In a separate bowl, beat the butter and half of the powdered sugar together until creamy, then add the remaining powdered sugar and the cocoa mixture until well blended.
3. Sandwich the two cakes together with half of the icing, then spread the remaining icing over the top.
4. Decorate with Maltesers around the sides of the cake.

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  1. I love chocolates and malt! Will try this recipe! Thanks for sharing.

  2. This cake is AWESOME! I'm drrrrrrrrrooooooooooolllllling at the sight of it! YUM!

  3. This cake looks so delish! How did you manage to slice the cake so evenly into layers before frosting? Thanks for hosting this giveaway - I'll love to win the porcelain cake stand for my new home :)

  4. I can't wait to try this cake! I LOVE Maltesers!!! *drool*
    Very pretty cake, I must add.

  5. I know I have the exact same stand, but I NEED another one!!

    I still like the banana brecake.

  6. I love black forest cake!

  7. My mum's rolled oats chocolate cake... such a nice texture and so tasty, and nothing beats homebaked! Your cake looks GORGEOUS and SO YUMMY!

  8. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I made the strawerry japanese sponge cake last week and loved it. I will try this out too. Thanks once again

  9. I love tiramisu... if its even called a cake!! :p

  10. Strawberry Buttermilk Cake!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Ultimate One Bowl Chocolate Cake!

  12. it was red velvet cakes.. but recently, i've taken a liking to all soft and moist chocolate cakes!

  13. Omg the cake looks so decadent! You should totally set up a shop.

  14. Love all the cakes on the domestic goddess wannabe blog!

  15. Dulce de leche cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory!

  16. Yums!!! My fav cake would be any choc fudge cake. Actually, anything choc goes!

  17. I love to make a white cake with coconut frosting.

    {in the contest I am Margot Core on the Rafflecopter}

  18. Hi Diana,

    I did what you did... Bake one good cake means bake one less bad cake!

    Thanks for organizing this fantastic giveaway! Like you at FB and also now your Twitter follower :D


  19. Beautiful cake! Wish I could have a slice!
    Love the cake stand!

  20. So pretty! I love pretty decorated cake.
    It simply makes my day!

  21. My favourite cake is the london cheesecake!

  22. My fav cake is chocolate cake with lots of cream.

    This is a gorgeous looking cake, esp love the Maltesers. I would pick them all off and eat them first. :P

  23. It's very difficult to decide on the fav cake cos all of them look very delish indeed! If I have to choose, it would have to be your Balsamic ricotta strawberry cheesecake. ;)

  24. I am a cake eater.. I love chocolate cake but special flavours like lychee is very nice too!

  25. How could I miss such a lovely looking cake? This would be a nice cake to bake for a birthday,