Maltesers and Baileys Chocolate Layer Cake #GBBOFinal #GBBOBloggers2017

This indulgent, grown up Maltesers and Baileys Chocolate Layer Cake has someday delicious layers of naughty but niceness!
Maltesers and Baileys Chocolate Layer Cake

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:

Maltesers and Baileys Chocolate Layer Cake
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  • 200g butter
  • 200g sugar
  • 160g flour
  • 40g cocoa powder
  • 4 eggs
  • 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 !
  1. Grease and line 2 x 8cm cake tins
  2. Pre heat the oven to 180oC / 160oC (fan)
  3. Cream the butter and sugar together for about 5 minutes until pale and soft
  4. add the eggs and a spoonful of the flour and beat for a few more minutes
  5. fold in the remaining flour and the cocoa powder
  6. divide the batter between the two tins and then cook in the oven for 22-25 minutes approx
  7. leave the cakes to cool
  8. while they are cooling, you can make your Baileys buttercream:
  9. Cream the butter for a few minutes to soften, then add the icing sugar and beat until soft and creamy
  10. Add the Baileys and a splash of milk to make the frosting more creamy
  11. Cut each sponge into 2 so you end up with 4
  12. Now assemble your cake:
  13. Place one sponge onto a plate/serving board and cover with some of the Baileys buttercream
  14. 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 )
  15. Now cover with another sponge and repeat until you get to the final and 4th layer
  16. On the 4th, top, layer, pour over the melted chocolate - it can drip down the sides that is fine
  17. After a couple of minutes, cover the chocolate completely with Maltesers
  18. For a final fun flourish, spray your cake with the edible gold glitter spray.

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The #GBBOBloggers2017 Linky

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Of course you are welcome to bake along with me and some other long standing GBBOBloggers, the more the merrier in fact. You can read the rules here which are not strict really, but they just explains my twitter accounts and all that jazz! All I ask is that you please add my badge, a link to my blog and share the GBBO love by sharing or commenting on some of the bakes that link up. 

The linky will open every Tuesday after the new episode has aired on TV.

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

Angela’s Raspberry and White Chocolate Profiteroles 

Cat’s Gluten Free Nutella Choux Buns 

Really fantastic bakes!

So that is that then for another year! THANK YOU to those of you have baked along this year and made some really amazing bakes.

So ion you fancy joining in for one more time, the please link up your show stopper bakes below. You ca either bake something inspired by the show or just link up a bake that you feel is a show stopper.


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15 comments / Add your comment below

  1. wow jenny, that’s a whopper of a bake! I couldn’t join in last week but I’ll try & join in this week, as long as my birthday boy wants a show stopping birthday cake!

  2. Love the look of that Malteser cake. Thank you for hosting the Bake Off linky again, its been fun. So sorry I didn’t link up last week. I made the bake and its tasted great but I still haven’t written it up. Not sure what I will do for this weeks bake the entremet not really my thing.

  3. So many cakes are made with children in mind so it’s great to something that’s just for grownups! Your cake looks sensational! Thank you for bringing it to #CookBlogShare:)

  4. wow what an amazing showstopper! It’s all become too advanced for me over the past few weeks on gbbo. I’ve really enjoyed watching it despite giving up on baking along part way through! Thanks so much for hosting the gbbo linky – looking forward to next year already x

  5. Wow Jenny! What a showstopper! All those layers and glitter spreay certainly give it some presence 😀 Thankyou so much for hosting each week, and putting in all of the time it demands – it’s great fun to have baked each week once again 🙂
    Angela xx

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