I often get asked to make celebration cakes for friends, and a while ago I was asked to make a retirement cake for my friend’s Mum who was leaving her job of 30 odd years at a local medical practice. Knowing how much she loved Maltesers and chocolate cake, I decided that a Malteser & Chocolate Finger Celebration Cake would be the perfect bake.
Knowing how much her Mum adores Maltesers and chocolate cake, I was asked to make something to reflect this and so I went with a cake I have made many times before, because it is easy to make and decorate, but still has a wow! factor when presented to people.
It is just a 2 layered chocolate sponge cake inside, and therefore, it really is very easy to bake. Furthermore, even if your sponges are not perfect, any imperfections are covered by the chocolate fingers and Maltesers. For this reason, this makes a great cake for a special occasion, because even if your sponges are imperfect, the finished cake does not reveal this.
Recipe for this Malteser & Chocolate Finger Celebration Cake
- 200g unsalted butter
- 200g caster sugar
- 4 eggs
- 150g self raising flour
- 50g cocoa powder
- 250g full fat cream cheese
- ¾ of a 400g jar of chocolate spread (I used the Tesco value one)
- 2 packets of Cadbury chocolate fingers
- 2 large grab bags of Maltesers
- a length of ribbon to fit around the cake (optional of course)
- pre heat the oven to 180oC / 160oC (fan)
- grease and line 2 x 8 inch sandwich tins
- cream the butter and sugar together for about 5 minutes until pale and soft
- add the eggs and a spoonful of the flour and beat for a few more minutes
- fold in the remaining flour and the cocoa powder
- divide the batter between the two tins and then cook in the oven for 22-25 minutes approx
- leave the cakes to cool
- once the sponges are cold to the touch, make your frosting by beating the cream cheese and chocolate spread together
- sandwich the two sponges together with some of the frosting
- then cover the cake with the remaining frosting
- place your cake onto your plate or board
- add 1 line of Maltesers to the bottom of the cake all the way round
- now add the fingers to the outside of the cake, above the line of chocolates
- top the top of the cake with as many Maltesers as you can !
- add a ribbon around the cake for that extra touch - any colour you like.
- keep in a cool place especially if you are making this in the summer!
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Thank you to everyone who linked up last week over with Helen, who herself made these exceedingly tasty looking After Eight Brownies .
Last weeks bakes:
1 – Cherry & Almond Cupcakes by Angela
2 – My own Coffee & Walnut Chocolate Brownies
3 – Lucy’s rustic but delicious looking Cinnamon & Currant Shortbread Fingers
4 – Perfect Cappuccino Cupcakes by Louise , made by her for her!
5 – Delicious looking Blood Orange Vanilla Bean Pound Cake baked by Ali
6 – Pretty Valentines Chocolate, Espresso and Lime Tart made by Chonnie
7 – Adorable ‘LoveHeart’ Styled Shortbread by Angela
8 – A beautiful and decadent Seville Orange Tart by Jacqueline
9 – Gorgeous looking and sounding GF Raspberry and White Chocolate Creme Brûlées by Kate
and my favourite #BakeoftheWeek?
Well, after much drooling and pondering, I am awarding it to Jacqueline for her amazing
and beautiful Seville Orange Tart
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