Monday, 17 June 2013

Malteser cake

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.
 I then applied maltesers. The cakes I looked at by the other bakers used all normal maltesers. I could not resist picking up white ones as well. I have to say that their cakes look neater and very effective but the taste of the white chocolate maltesers is so good that I do not really care!
The cake is a good flavour and quite moist, like a cakey brownie. Not entirely sure if this is the recipe or due to the cake tin I used. As I have mentioned the buttercream is divine and I need to make cupcakes with it on very soon!


  1. Wow, this is a seriously indulgent treat. I didn't even know that white choc maltesers existed. I love the shape and I'd definitely love the taste too.

    1. Thank you. I didn't know they existed either until a couple of days ago . They are a very well kept secret, they are amazing!

  2. I love maltesers! Great to see the hemisphere cake tin at work. Love the way your decorated the cake with normal and white maltesers.