The current top selling cakes in charity bake sales in our town are Lemon drizzle and Malteser. No claims to be the queen of Lemon driszzle although I have a pretty good recipe but I am very pleased with my Malteser cake recipe adaptation.
I found the first recipe in a friend's cook book then found this iced version at ruth's kitchen experiments
I prefer more biscuitiness and less chocolate so I halved the amount of chocolate. But I really like her topping!
A couple of rules and hints
- use eating chocolate - dairy milk works well and is fairtrade but supermarket is fine (just not cheapo cooking stuff)
- use butter as marg sits on the top in a nasty oily lake
- if its for a bake sale or you're on a budget one box of maltesers will do - just save half a dozen or so to crush on the top
- as its a fridge cake proportions and ingrdients aren't set in stone - use more or less biscuits or maltesers, different biscuits, honey instead of syrup etc
- if the worse happens and your milk chocolate seizes just carry on regardless...
Twiz's Malteser Tray Bake Recipe
200g milk chocolate
3 tbsp syrup
250g digestive biscuits
1 box Maltesers
200g white chocolate
1 pouch Maltesers
- Line a tray bake tin with baking parchment.
- Weigh the digestive biscuits into a plastic bag and bash with a rolling pin to make fine crumbs.
- Set up a double boiler (a bowl over a saucepan of hot water) and melt together the milk chocolate, butter and syrup.
- Mix in the crushed biscuit and stir until coated.
- Spread the Malteser in the tin and cover with biscuit mix. Bash down well with the back of a spoon and chill.
- Wash out the bowl and dry really well, then set up the double boiler again. Melt together the white chocolate, 1 tbsp syrup.
- While it's melting crush the Maltesers for the topping.
- Pour the white chocolate over the top of the cake and spread evenly.
- Pour on the crushed maltesers and spread over the top pushing gently into the melted chocolate.
- Chill in the fridge for a couple of hours.
- Lift out using the paper onto a board and cut into pieces - 18 ish