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Sunday, 29 November 2015

Mary Berry's Malted Chocolate Cake Recipe

In honor of the Good Food Show in Birmingham this weekend and the competition I ran on my blog a couple of weeks ago to win tickets I've given Mary Berry's Malted Chocolate Cake Recipe a go. 

With a little (okay, a lot) of help from the world's second best baker (obviously Queen Mary comes first), my Mummy, we gave the cake a go ready for a family dinner. Of course, it went down a storm.

The cake is really easy to make, is extra creamy, and serves between 8 and 10 people - depending how big your slices are!!


For the cake
30g or 1oz - malted chocolate drink powder (we used Horlicks)
30g or 1oz - cocoa powder
225g or 8oz - softened butter plus extra for greasing
225g or 8oz - caster sugar
225g or 8oz - self raising flour
1 tsp baking powder
4 eggs

For the icing
3 tbsp - malted chocolate drink powder
1.5 tbsp - hot milk
125g or 4.5 oz - softened butter
250g or 9oz - icing sugar
50g or 2oz - melted chocolate (at least 50% cocoa)

Malteasers to decorate 


The recipe suggested using two 20cm (8 inch) round sandwich tins but we didn't have them so used one 8 inch tin and cut the cake in half after baking. 

Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/Gas 4, grease the tins with butter and line the base with baking paper. 

Measure the malted chocolate drink powder and cocoa powder into a small bowl, pour over 2 tablespoons of water and mix to a paste. 

Add the remaining cake ingredients into a large bowl and beat until smooth. Once smooth, add in the paste from the small bowl and beat again until it's all mixed thoroughly.

Divide evenly between the prepared tins (or if you're using one tin, pour it all in) and bake in the oven for 20 - 25 minutes if using two smaller tins or 45 - 60 mins using one larger tin. Check the cake is cooked through before removing from the oven. 

Set aside in the tins to cool for 5 minutes, then turn out on to a wire rack to cool completely.

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.

Place one cake on a plate and spread over half the icing. Sandwich with the other cake and spread the remaining icing on top. If using one bigger cake tin, cut the cake through the middle before icing and sandwiching together. 

Arrange the Maltesers over the top and dust with icing sugar or cocoa powder before serving.

If you're giving this cake a go over Christmas, don't forget to send me a photo!!

Happy Baking!!

Love Lauren xx


1 comment

  1. This looks incredible! Malteasers are my absolute weakness! I reckon I would only get 6 slices judging by my cake slices ;)
    Elle Bloggs


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