Thursday, September 17, 2015

Chocolate Malt Cake - Home Sweet Home Bake Along (43/100)

Well, this went down a treat. Rich and decadent, this cake is basically what a Malteaser would taste like if it became a cake, but better (if such a thing is possible.)

I found the cake layers themselves a little dry, but the fudge sauce and the thick frosting (which was naturally present in profligate quantities) more than made up for this.

The fudge sauce is a nice thing to have up the sleeve - I'm pretty sure it would make an amazing ice cream sauce!

It disappeared faster than almost any other cake I have presented to my colleagues, which is high praise indeed. A Hummingbird star, this one.

Chocolate Fudge Sauce:
30g dark chocolate
20g cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt
100g golden syrup
25g caster sugar
60ml double cream
120g unsalted butter, softened
300g caster sugar
3 large eggs
115ml buttermilk
40ml sunflower oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
160g plain flour
70g cocoa powder
1&1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
Frosting (far too much)
900g icing sugar, sifted
150g unsalted butter, softened
300g full-fat cream cheese
240ml double cream
120g malt powder (horlicks)
70g Malteasers, roughly crushed, plus a further 25-30g whole malteasers

Next up: Peanut Butter and Jam Pinwheel Cookies


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I am entering this in #CookBlogShare, which this week is being hosted by Hijacked By Twins

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Gill said...

Ah, I need to get back on the HSH wagon. This looks like a good'un. I appear to have mislaid my book

Beckie said...

It is a good one! Where can it have gone?!

Hayley @ Snap Happy Bakes said...

Oh wow! This sounds like just one giant Maltezer! I'm sure I've dreamt of cakes like this :-) Thanks for sharing with #CookBlogShare I think this is the cake i'll be demanding on my next birthday!

Beckie said...

Thanks Hayley. It was rather good - definitely insist on one!