Malteser Cake

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The Malteser Cake is perfect if you’re after a treat that will knock everyone’s socks off. Not only does it look super-impressive, but it’s delish!

It does come with a warning though – it’s not for the faint-hearted. This one is seriously sweet and chocolately; even for seasoned chocolate addicts, any more than a sliver might just have you jumping sky-scrapers.

What you’ll need:

150g of softened butter

250g of caster (superfine) sugar

150g of self-raising flour

125g of sour cream

4 eggs

50g of cocoa powder

1tsp of baking powder

a pinch of salt

a few drops of vanilla essence or extract

How it’s done:

Pre-heat your oven to 160 degrees C.  Grease and line 2 x 20cm round cake tins with baking paper. I actually doubled this recipe and made four. Because, you know – more impressive. This recipe works best if you have an electric mixer of some sort, or really big muscles. I used a mixer.

Mix together the butter, caster sugar, flour and sour cream. Then add the eggs (one at a time), cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Finally, add the vanilla.

Divide the mixture evenly between your cake tins, smooth the tops with a spatula and cook for about 30 mins, or until a skewer stuck into the middle comes out clean. Let them cool for a couple of minutes before turning out (carefully!) onto a wire tray to cool completely.

Marble cake 2

Malteser Cake

Buttercream Icing:

100g of dark chocolate, melted (you can either do this in the microwave in a bowl over simmering water. I find the microwave method a bit hit and miss – it’s easy to burn or ‘seize’ the chocolate)

550g of icing sugar

250g softened butter

2 tbs of milk

Mix together your icing sugar, butter and milk until they’re light and fluffy. Then add the chocolate and mix again.

Now for the fun bit!

Smother each layer of cake with buttercream (again, I doubled this recipe) and squish gently together. Then cover the whole thing with even more chocolately buttercream, paying extra attention the edges of the cake. Once it’s totally covered, you’ll need about 600 to 700 grams of Maltesers. Start at the bottom of the cake, in the middle and place the Maltezers over the cake in a straight vertical line. Use that as a guide to covering the entire cake.

Ta-Daaa!

3 Ingredient Chocolate Fudge Cake

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I made this wicked chocolate fudge for the first time over the weekend. To be honest, I’m almost wishing it wasn’t so easy – because it’s seriously smooth, creamy and very, very decadent.

3 ingred. fudge cake

Chocolate Fudge Cake

A 385ml can of condensed milk.

50 grams of butter, chopped into cubes

400 grams of dark chocolate, cut finely.

How it’s done:

Grease and line a slice tin – I used an 18cm x 18cm square tin. Over a LOW heat, combine butter and condensed milk in a medium saucepan. Stir continuously to stop it burning and sticking to the bottom of the saucepan. Once the butter has melted, add your chocolate and keep stirring until it’s melted. It does get quite thick at this point, so bring your muscles!

Pour into the prepared tin, smooth the top, refrigerate for one to two hours and cut into serving size squares. And THAT’S IT! It will keep for up to 5 days in an airtight container – if it doesn’t get eaten before then.

** I did find this recipe to be a little on the rich side (but it could be just perfect for you!) so next time I might try using milk chocolate. Or white chocolate. Or maybe using one of those fancy flavoured chocolates, like salt or chilli. I might try mixing in some nuts and marshmallows for rocky road, or some jelly lollies or, or…

Let me know if you come up with any more ideas!