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Posted On 05 Jun 2020
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Malted Chocolate Cake

This cake is very nice, especially if you like Maltesers!

For the cake

30g (1oz) malted chocolate drink powder

30g (1oz) cocoa powder

225g (8oz) butter, softened, plus extra for greasing

225g (8oz) caster sugar

225g (8oz) self-raising flour

1tsp baking powder

4 eggs

For the icing

3 tbsp malted chocolate drink powder

11/2 tbsp hot milk

125g (4 ½ oz) butter, softened

250g (9oz) icing sugar, plus extra for dusting

50g (2oz) dark chocolate (at least 50% cocoa solids), melted

1 tbsp boiling water

Maltesers to decorate

Method

  1. You will need two 20cm (8in) round sandwich tins. Preheat the oven to 180C/160C fan/Gas 4 and grease tins with butter and line with baking paper.
  2. Measure the malted chocolate drink powder and cocoa powder into a large bowl, pour over 2 tablespoons of water and mix to a paste. Add the remaining cake ingredients and beat until smooth.
  3. Divide evenly between the prepared tins and bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes. Set aside in the tins to cool for 5 minutes, then turn out on to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. To make the icing, measure the malted chocolate drink powder into a bowl, add the hot milk and mix until smooth. Add the butter, icing sugar and melted chocolate and mix again until smooth, then add the boiling water to give a gloss to the icing.
  5. Place one cake on a plate and spread over half the icing. Sandwich with the other cake and spread (or pipe) the remaining icing on top, using the tip of a rounded palette knife to create a swirled effect from the centre to the edge of the cake. Arrange the Maltesers over the top and dust with icing sugar before serving.
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