Hi, thank you for stopping by. I have a question for you, do you like Maltesers? You know, those lovely chocolate covered balls of malted loveliness that are almost impossible to stop munching on, once the packet/box is opened. Well, I’ve come up with a cake – yep, a cake that incorporates all of those lovely flavours. Welcome the Malted Marbled Chocolate Cake.
I was really pleased with this cake as I made the recipe up completely from scratch! Apart from adjusting the cooking temperature/time I am pleased to say it was a success!
Having been given some Wilko products to review (post coming soon) I decided to make this Malted Marbled Chcolate Cake in the square cake tin I had been sent. I already have a Nutella Hazelnut Covered Chocolate Marble Cake on my site, so by switching up the recipe and including the yummy malt flavour I hoped I was onto a winner.
Topping the cake with swirls of milk and white chocolate couldn’t hurt, could it? Well obviously not in our house. This large cake lasted two days, although it was shared with Grandparents and friends. Cake is meant for sharing, don’t you think?
Recipe : Serves at least 18 slices
350g/12oz Unsalted Butter – plus extra for greasing your cake tin
300g/11oz Caster Sugar
1/4 tsp Salt
2tsp Vanilla Extract
6 Large Eggs – pref. Free Range
350g/12oz Plain White Flour
3tsp Baking Powder
100mls/4floz Whole Milk
5tbsp Powdered Malted Milk Drink – Horlicks/Ovaltine
6tbsp Cocoa Powder
For the topping:
200g/7oz Milk Chocolate
100g/4oz White Chocolate
Method : Preheat oven to 175C/160C fan
I used a 24cm x 24cm square cake tin (approx 9″ tin).
If using a round cake tin you will need an 11″ or 25cm tin.
Grease your cake tin (I use butter) and line the base with parchment paper.
Use either a stand mixer – with the beater attachment or an electric whisk.
Next sieve the flour, baking powder and salt into a separate bowl. Then crack all the eggs into a jug – I actually crack them individually into a small bowl, then transfer them to a jug. Add the vanilla extract to the eggs.
Add one third of the dry mixture to the bowl, mix in lightly. Now add half of the eggs and continue mixing until just incorporated. Repeat again, finishing with the final third of dry mixture. Mix until just combined.
Add the malted milk powder and milk, mix until combined.
Once the mixture has been scraped down into the bowl give everything a final mix.
Mix in the cocoa powder.
To build the Malted Marble Chocolate Cake add the two separate mixes as shown.
Place your cake tin into the preheated oven.
Bake for 1hr – 1hr 15 mins, until an inserted skewer comes out clean. Allow two thirds of the cooking time to elapse before checking your cake.
Allow the cake to cool in its tin for 15 minutes. Then run a palette knife around the outside edge of the cake to loosen it. Tip out and allow to completely cool on a rack.
When the cake is cool it is time to create the gorgeous, swirly, chocolate topping.
Break up or chop each chocolate and place in separate bowls. I melt the chocolate using the microwave on medium setting in 30 second bursts. Remove the bowl from the microwave when there are still a few lumps in the melted chocolate and stir continuously until the chocolate is smooth. Be extra careful with white chocolate – it is very easy to overheat in the microwave.
Set the bowls of chocolate aside to cool.
Cool the chocolate until it has thickened but is still pourable.
Place the cake somewhere cool until the chocolate has set (if it is a really hot day you can pop it in the fridge until the chocolate has just set).
You now have a beautiful Malted Marbled Chocolate Cake to share! This cake is perfect for a celebration, family gathering, a houseful of friends as it feeds a lot of people. Perfect for feasting, sharing and having fun.
The pretty marbling is shown when the cake is cut. I cut this cake in half and then sliced each half as needed. I really think this is one of the prettiest chocolate cakes I’ve ever made. It’s also absolutely delicious. This cake is Maltesers in cake form. The malted flavouring adds another layer to a traditional Marble Cake, whilst the milk ensures this was NOT a dry cake.
Malted Marbled Chocolate Cake THE perfect cake for feasting, sharing and having fun!
Have you ever added an extra ingredient and been wowed by the results?
This post contains items sent to me by Wilko all opinions are my own.