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.
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
For the cake:
- Preheat oven to 180˚C.
- Beat the sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
- Add the beaten eggs a little at a time, mixing thoroughly after each addition.
- Gently beat in the vanilla extract, cocoa powder, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda.
- 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.
- Pour into the cake tins as evenly as possible and smooth with a palette knife.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes.
- Leave the cakes to cool a little in the tins before turning out onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
For the ganache icing:
- Heat the cream in a pan but don’t allow it to boil.
- Remove from the heat and add the chocolate.
- Stir until melted and smooth.
- Allow to cool until thick.
- 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.
- Put the second cake on top and spread another layer of ganache.
- Use the remaining ganache and Maltesers to decorate the cake.
- 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.