10 Mar 2017

Double Layer Chocolate and Maltesers Celebration Cake

With multiple layers and chocolate ganache icing, this cake certainly adds the wow-factor to any table.

Once you’ve baked these tasty treats, take a photo and share it on social media with hashtag #bakeamillion. Maltesers® will dontate £5 towards their £1m donation for Red Nose Day with each photo uploaded between 1st February – 24th March.

Double Layer Chocolate and Maltesers Celebration Cake RND

Ingredients

For the cake

  • 67g unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 134g golden caster sugar
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 30g cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
  • 114g plain flour
  • 1 drop vanilla extract
  • 107ml semi-skimmed milk

For the ganache icing

  • 175g Galaxy® milk chocolate (broken into small pieces)
  • 175ml double cream

For the decoration

  • 88g Maltesers
  • Black writing icing and red coloured sugar balls or red writing icing

Method

For the cake:

  1. Preheat oven to 180˚C.
  2. Beat the sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
  3. Add the beaten eggs a little at a time, mixing thoroughly after each addition.
  4. Gently beat in the vanilla extract, cocoa powder, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda.
  5. Add half the flour, all of the milk and the other half of the flour mixing well between each addition to ensure everything is well combined.
  6. Pour into the cake tins as evenly as possible and smooth with a palette knife.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  8. Leave the cakes to cool a little in the tins before turning out onto a cooling rack to cool completely.

For the ganache icing:

  1. Heat the cream in a pan but don’t allow it to boil.
  2. Remove from the heat and add the chocolate.
  3. Stir until melted and smooth.
  4. Allow to cool until thick.

Assembly:

  1. Put one cake on a cake stand and spread 1/3 of the ganache over it and add 12-14 Maltesers in a grid to support the second layer evenly.
  2. Put the second cake on top and spread another layer of ganache.
  3. Use the remaining ganache and Maltesers to decorate the cake.
  4. For an extra touch for your Comic Relief Bake Sale, add red nose faces to a few of the Maltesers using the writing icing and sugar balls.

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