Recipe Scene: Malted Chocolate Cake

This recipe is based on one I found online at www.delcious.com.au. I’ve adjusted it slightly and changed the icing to a fudge frosting. I first made this when I bought a large box of Maltesers but left them in a hot car and they all melted together into one big Maltesery block. But once they were chopped and scattered over and inside this cake no one was any the wiser. The cake is easy to
make and has a delicious flavour. If you don’t want to make the frosting you could easily whip cream and stir thorough crushed Maltesers and use this to fill and top the cake. Equally as delicious.

 

Ingredients
Cake –

30 grams malted drink such as Horlicks
30 grams Dutch pressed cocoa
225 grams butter
225 grams sugar
225 grams self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
4 eggs

 

Fudge Frosting –
250 grams dark cooking chocolate
125 mls cream
70 grams butter

Decoration –
Large box of Maltesers, roughly chopped

Method

1. Turn oven to 180 degrees and grease and line two round cake tins. Place
the Horlicks and cocoa in a bowl and add enough warm water to mix to a
smooth paste. Beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
Add the eggs one at a time, then add all remaining ingredients including
the chocolate paste.
2. Pour evenly between the two tins and bake for 25 – 30 minutes or until
cakes are cooked. Place on kitchen racks until cold.
3. To make the fudge frosting place all ingredients in a heatproof bowl and
microwave on medium in bursts of 30 seconds until melted and smooth.
Place in the fridge to cool completely.
4. When cold, remove from the fridge and using electric beaters whip until
thick and fluffy. Place half the frosting on top of one cake and scatter with
half the chopped Maltesers. Top with the second cake and scatter with
the remaining Maltesers.

 

About Kate Delbridge 149 Articles
Kate works in local government as an occupational therapist but her heart is in the kitchen. When she’s not looking through cookbooks Kate gardens, reads, sees films, listens to music and catches up with mates. She loves cooking mainly because it gives her an excuse to eat.

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