Malteser Layer Cake Recipe at MyDish

Malteser Layer Cake

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  • For the cakes:
  • I make this in two 5 inch round tins, and then split each into two to make four layers. Line and grease the tins. Preheat the oven to 180C. Cream the softened butter and sugar together until pale and fluffy. Add the egg and beat in. Sieve the flour, baking powder and Horlicks into the bowl and then fold in until nearly combined. Add the milk and fold again, then finally add the boiling water. Quickly spoon into the tin and put in the oven. Bake for about 20-25 minutes or until deep gold and a skewer comes out clean.

  • For the ganache:
  • Break the chocolate up into small pieces and put into a bowl. Heat the cream then pour over the chocolate. Leave for a few minutes and then beat in.

  • For decoration:
  • Split the cakes carefully into two. Sandwich them with some of the ganache, then cover with a crumb coat. Put it the fridge to set slightly. While it is cooling, chop the maltesers - I found using a sharp knife in a quick decisive motion worked best. Remove the cake from the fridge and use the remaining ganache to cover the cake. Starting from the top, arrange the maltesers in the desired pattern, then go down the sides, being careful when placing the pale-side-out halves. Put in the fridge for ten minutes or so, then serve. Best eaten on the day, due to the malteser insides getting damp and disintegrating!
  • Comments Add your comment

    • What an amazing creation....definatelt a worthy winner Yummmmmyyyyyyy!

      by Kenny on Tue Sep 28 2010   reply to this comment

    • Congratulations on winningthe Malteser Comp . Your entry's a worthy victor

      by cocinero on Tue Sep 28 2010   reply to this comment

    • I am going to make this someday, lock all the doors and devour it! What a beautiful creation, incredibly indulgent but life is short and we owe to ourselves to experience a cake like this!... Best of luck in the Malteser competition!

      by candlebridgebakery on Fri Jul 9 2010   reply to this comment


    • 130g self raising flour
    • 130g room temperature butter
    • 130g golden caster sugar
    • 70g Horlicks or other malt drink
    • 2/3 tsp baking powder
    • 2 large eggs
    • 3 tbsp whole milk
    • 3 tbsp boiling water
    • 150g  good quality dark chocolate
    • 150 ml double cream
    • 2 packets of Maltesers

    By Views 5137  Added Mon Jul 5 2010

    I created this recipe because I was fascinated by how malt flavours cake. I wanted to mirror the sweet by making a blonde cake with chocolate icing. See