Phew, its been a busy week, I have not had time to bake, let alone blog about it. I made up for it yesterday by making a 'big' cake. This was the only stipulation when I had asked Mark what he wanted.
I cannot claim credit for this recipe, I read about this cake on butter hearts sugar, and the recipe comes from here.
I did make a couple of tweaks. I added 1/2 teaspoon instant coffee and 1/2 a teaspoon of vanilla to the warm wet ingredients. I think coffee and vanilla help bring out the chocolate-yness of chocolate.
I also baked it in my hemisphere cake tin from lakeland, so it came out half a malteser shape.
I also did not bother with chocolate ganache just the AMAZING malted buttercream. I simply cut the cake in half, filled with buttercream, reassembled then smothered the whole thing in more buttercream.