Malted Marbled Chocolate Cake

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.

Malted Marbled Chocolate Cake
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?

The swirled chocolate topping perfects finishes this Malted Marbled Chocolate Cake.
The swirled chocolate topping perfects finishes this Malted Marbled Chocolate Cake.

 

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.

Place the butter and sugar in the bowl.
Place the butter and sugar in the bowl.
Whip until light and fluffy.
Whip until light and fluffy.

 

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.

Scrape down the sides of the bowl using a rubber spatula.
Scrape down the sides of the bowl using a rubber spatula.

 

Once the mixture has been scraped down into the bowl give everything a final mix.

Remove half of the cake batter to a separate bowl.
Remove half of the cake batter to a separate bowl.
Add the cocoa to the mixer bowl.
Add the cocoa to the mixer bowl.

 

Mix in the cocoa powder.

Once the cocoa is completely incorporated, scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix.
Once the cocoa is completely incorporated, scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix.

 

To build the Malted Marble Chocolate Cake add the two separate mixes as shown.

Add the cocoa batter in three separate dollops to the cake pan.
Add half of the cocoa batter in three separate dollops to the cake pan.
Add the vanilla batter on and around the cocoa batter.
Add the vanilla batter on and around the cocoa batter.
Add the rest of the cocoa/vanilla batter in rough layers.
Add the rest of the cocoa/vanilla batter in rough layers.
Malted Marbled Chocolate Cake - using the handle of a wooden spoon swirl the two batters together, without mixing them into each other.
Malted Marbled Chocolate Cake – using the handle of a wooden spoon swirl the two batters together, without mixing them into each other.
Perfectly swirled - Malted Marbled Chocolate Cake!
Perfectly swirled – Malted Marbled Chocolate Cake!

 

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.

Malted Marbled Chocolate Cake - fresh from the oven.
Malted Marbled Chocolate Cake – fresh from the oven.

 

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.

Malted Marbled Chocolate Cake - cooled with cooling, melted chocolate, ready for decorating.
Malted Marbled Chocolate Cake – cooled, with cooling, melted chocolate, ready for decorating.

 

Cool the chocolate until it has thickened but is still pourable.

Malted Marbled Chocolate Cake - pour over the melted milk chocolate.
Malted Marbled Chocolate Cake – pour over the melted milk chocolate.
Malted Marbled Chocolate Cake - use a spoon to smooth the melted chocolate over the top of the cake.
Malted Marbled Chocolate Cake – use a spoon to smooth the melted chocolate over the top of the cake.
Malted Marbled Chocolate Cake - drizzle the white chocolate on top.
Malted Marbled Chocolate Cake – drizzle the white chocolate on top.
Malted Marbled Chocolate Cake - use a skewer to swirl the two chocolates together.
Malted Marbled Chocolate Cake – use a skewer to swirl the two chocolates together.
The swirled chocolate topping perfects finishes this Malted Marbled Chocolate Cake.
The swirled chocolate topping perfects finishes this Malted Marbled Chocolate Cake.

 

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.

Malted Marbled Chocolate Cake - I'll take a slice please?
Malted Marbled Chocolate Cake – I’ll take a slice please?

 

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?

Sammie x

This post contains items sent to me by Wilko all opinions are my own.

 

 

 

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Sammie

Hi, I’m Sammie, a young 40 something girl who loves life, Jesus, her family, cooking, gardening and photography. I have a passion for sharing and encouraging others to share. My way to show love is through food whilst having fun. Hence Feasting Is Fun!!

8 thoughts on “Malted Marbled Chocolate Cake”

  1. This looks so delicious! I am going to try make it!

    Thanks for sharing the recipe Sammie 🙂

    xx Arwa
    dottedbow.blogspot.com

  2. This looks delicious! I love Malteasers and marble cake, so combining the two is definitely a winner for me! Thank you for sharing!

  3. we’ve always wondered how they get the gorgeous marbled effect on cakes ike these!! We’ll have to try this recipe out and hopefully it turns out as well as yours!! Your posts are always making us keen to head into the kitchen…and hungry too!

    M + K

    Bloglovin

    1. Ah thank you M + K. I really appreciate you taking time to read and comment on my blog. What I really liked about this cake was the extra malt flavour that comes through both the chocolate and vanilla swirls.

  4. I’ve been looking for a good recipe for marble cake and this looks delicious! I will have to try it the next time I need to make a cake 🙂

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