Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Chocolate Malteaser Cake

Chocolate Maltesers Cake



Recently we had a family BBQ get together so I thought I would take along a malteaser Piñata cake. However a chocolate cake filled with chocolate covered balls does not really work as you cannot see the Maltesers when you cut into it, the principle would work great but next time I would change the chocolate choice to M&M’s.

On the topic of cakes, we have been very busy gearing up to cut a very special one over the last weekend as Bubba turned 1. I had lots of fun putting together his circus carnival themed party and it turned out to be a beautiful day with the sun shining. I did want to make the cake myself however just did not have the time or patience level to do it without getting really stressed so I had it made and it was delicious. We had a marble layer, chocolate layer and plain vanilla layer, Bubba really enjoyed it and finished a whole slice, I guess you only turn 1 once.

                                                        

I am also back to work this week so I have been busy in the kitchen cooking up freezable meals to have some back up dinners on those days when you just want quick, comfort food ; more on those recipes later this week.

Back to the Malteaser cake after that little update I think the key to making a rich chocolate cake is combining the cocoa powder and liquid chocolate for a more intense flavour. Remember use a colourful chocolate and it will not only look great but taste great too.

Equipment

Stand Mixer
2 9inch round tins
Greaseproof Paper
Scales

Ingredients



Cake
225g Stork
225g Caster Sugar
4 large Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla extract
200g Plain Flour
½ tsp Baking Powder
30g Cocoa
2 tbsp. Whole Milk
100g Dark Chocolate – melted

Frosting
30g Dark Chocolate Melted
40g Milk Chocolate Melted
100g unsalted Butter
200g Icing Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1 tsp Whole Milk
Box of Maltesers

Method

1. Cream together stork and caster sugar in a stand mixed for 7 minutes






2.Whisk eggs and vanilla extract and add slowly to stand mixer

3.Sift together Flour, baking powder and cocoa and fold into cake mixture



4.Add in milk and liquid chocolate to mix and place into prelined cake tins

5.Place into preheated oven - 160 fan, 180, Gas Mark 4 for 20 – 25 minutes until skewer comes out clean



6.Allow to cool

 



7.In stand mixed mix together all ingredients for frosting apart from Maltesers




8.Cut a hole into bottom layer but not going all the way through, frost edges and add maltesers/other sweets into centre




9.Place top layer on with further frosting and top with Maltesers

 10.Cut into, enjoy wow factor of Piñata cake and eat