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Maltesers Pouring Cake

Making a Maltesers Pouring Cake is actually not as complicated as you might think. Plus the finished result certainly has a wow factor when you present it to friends and family.
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It has become a bit of a tradition now to make my OH a grand birthday cake each year. Previous years have seen me make him cakes using his favourite chocolates: a Ferrero Rocher cake and a Chocolate Orange one.

This year I was orignally going to make one using creme eggs, but then a certain young boy beginning with J said he fancied a Malteser one, and so that was the decision made! A Maltesers Pouring Cake it would be – he even helped me crack the eggs
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I have made a few birthday cakes using Maltesers now (you can search them on my blog if you would like). However, I have never attempted the so called Pouring Maltesers cake effect. Therefore, I thought this would be the perfect oportunity. It was relatively easy, although it required more Maltesers than I had envisaged, and therefore,  I had to pop out to the shop late Friday night to get in some more supplies!

Plus, now I know for another time that milk chocolate would have been better to use as a ‘glue’ instead of the dark chocolate I had at home, so as to blend in better with the colour of the Maltesers. However that said, I think I just pulled it off.

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So here is the recipe for my  Maltesers Pouring Cake

Maltesers Pouring Cake
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Ingredients
  1. 200g unsalted butter
  2. 200g caster sugar
  3. 150g self raising flour
  4. 50g cocoa powder
  5. 4 eggs
  6. Betty Crocker vanilla buttercream
  7. 2 tbsp chocolate spread
  8. 100g cream cheese
  9. 3 large grab bags of Maltesers
  10. 1 standard packet of Maltesers
  11. 1 straw
  12. 1 cocktail stick
  13. 50g milk chocolate
Instructions
  1. pre heat the oven to 180oC / 160oC (fan)
  2. grease and line 2 x 8inch cake tins
  3. beat the butter and sugar together for about 5 minutes until pale and creamy
  4. add the eggs and a tbsp of the flour and beat again for another few minutes
  5. carefully fold in the remaining flour and the cocoa powder until mixed in
  6. pour into the two cake tins and smooth over
  7. cook in the oven for 22-25 minutes until cooked right through
  8. remove and allow to cool completely
to make the chocolate frosting
  1. mix the cream cheese and chocolate spread together to make a smooth frosting
  2. once the cake has cooled completely, sandwich together with the vanilla buttercream
  3. then cover the entire cake with the chocolate frosting
  4. then cover the entire cake with the Maltesers - keep back about 25
  5. in the centre of the cake insert the straw
  6. melt the chocolate
  7. then stick Maltesers to the straw using the melted chocolate glue as per my photo
  8. take the cocktail stick and using some of the melted chocolate stick the corner of the smaller Maltesers bag to it (as per my photo)
  9. Then insert the cocktail stick into the top Malteser on the straw
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It tasted great and I think it had the ‘wow’ factor, so all in all a success!! Phew! 



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