This indulgent, grown up Maltesers and Baileys Chocolate Layer Cake has someday delicious layers of naughty but niceness!
This glorious Maltesers and Baileys Chocolate Layer Cake is easy to make, albeit a little time consuming when layering it, and definitely has a wow! factor. I feel that it is a showstopper, which is just as well as tonights Great British Bake Off final was all about show stopping bakes. OK ok so this is not an Entremet Mousse Cake but it is a layer cake nonetheless.
How is the final week of the GBBO already? This series has whizzed post and I have to admit to really enjoying it after all the concerns about it changing channels and changing presenters. I think the bakes have been much harder this year mind you, and Paul has given out a lot of ‘golden handshakes’ , however, it has been entertaining and I have not missed the history lesson part! But who will win????
Here is the recipe:
- 200g butter
- 200g sugar
- 160g flour
- 40g cocoa powder
- 4 eggs
- *BAILEYS BUTTERCREAM*
- 150gg unsalted butter
- 200g icing sugar
- 2-4 tbsp Baileys (depends on consistency of the buttercream)
- Edible gold glitter spray
- 200g milk chocolate
- Lots of Maltesers - approx 350-400g !
- Grease and line 2 x 8cm cake tins
- Pre heat the oven to 180oC / 160oC (fan)
- 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
- while they are cooling, you can make your Baileys buttercream:
- Cream the butter for a few minutes to soften, then add the icing sugar and beat until soft and creamy
- Add the Baileys and a splash of milk to make the frosting more creamy
- Cut each sponge into 2 so you end up with 4
- Now assemble your cake:
- Place one sponge onto a plate/serving board and cover with some of the Baileys buttercream
- Add Maltesers around the edge - well outer rim really (if you want to and have enough of the Maltesers you could cover each layer completely with them )
- Now cover with another sponge and repeat until you get to the final and 4th layer
- On the 4th, top, layer, pour over the melted chocolate - it can drip down the sides that is fine
- After a couple of minutes, cover the chocolate completely with Maltesers
- For a final fun flourish, spray your cake with the edible gold glitter spray.
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Thank you to everyone who linked up their Patisserie inspired bakes last week. I thought all of the recipes linked up were so delicious sounding and stunning that I have decided to award them all the Star Baker accolade because I really couldn’t decide which one I liked the best! I would have happily eaten them all. Maybe not all at once, but over a couple of days at least!
So well done to:
Anca and her Banoffee Eclair Cake
Louise’s spook-tacular A Ghoulish Mess
Really fantastic bakes!
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