Malteser And Chocolate Finger Cake

My Step Dad just turned 60 so I said that I would make him a birthday cake to celebrate this milestone birthday. Being a man who LOVES chocolate and cake, to make him a calorific laden cake was not hard to do!!!
 
I decided to make him a Malteser and Chocolate Finger decorated cake using a chocolate sponge which I then covered in a cream cheese and chocolate spread frosting which I decided would be less sickly and rich than a regular chocolate buttercream.
 
So here is my recipe for a Malteser and Chocolate Finger cake
 
Maltese & Chocolate Finger Cake

Serves 12

Ingredients

200g unsalted butter
200g caster sugar
150g self raising flour
50g cocoa powder
4 eggs

400g jar of chocolate spread
200g full fat cream cheese
2 boxes of milk chocolate fingers
2 boxes of white chocolate fingers
1 grab bag of Maltesers

Method

grease and line 2 x 8 inch cake tins (I have amended this as I realised I made a mistake in the tin size! apologies x)
pre heat the oven to 180oC/160oC fan
cream the butter and sugar until pale and creamy
add the eggs and a spoonful of the flour and beat for a couple of minutes
fold in the flour and cocoa powder
pour into the cake tins
place in the oven and cook for about 23-25 minutes until cooked through properly
allow to cool completely

Make your frosting by mixing together the cream cheese and chocolate spread

Once the sponges are completely cool, sandwich together with some of the chocolate frosting
Place onto your chosen cake plate and then coat the rest of the cake with the frosting (there will be some left which you can use to decorate the cupcakes with)

Then around the cake, add the chocolate fingers – white then milk, then white then milk etc… until you cover all of the circumference of the cake . (You wont use all of the second pack of each of the chocolate fingers)
Then add the Maltesers to the top of the cake going around in circles until you reach the centre

And that’s it!

Mmmmmmmm – sooooo good 🙂