Saturday, 4 June 2011

Malteser cake

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
100g butter
3 tbsp syrup
250g digestive biscuits
1 box Maltesers

200g white chocolate
1tbsp syrup
1 pouch Maltesers

  1. Line a tray bake tin with baking parchment.
  2. Weigh the digestive biscuits into a plastic bag and bash with a rolling pin to make fine crumbs.
  3. Set up a double boiler (a bowl over a saucepan of hot water) and melt together the milk chocolate, butter and syrup.
  4.  Mix in the crushed biscuit and stir until coated.
  5. Spread the Malteser in the tin and cover with biscuit mix. Bash down well with the back of a spoon and chill.
  6. Wash out the bowl and dry really well, then set up the double boiler again. Melt together the white chocolate, 1 tbsp syrup.
  7. While it's melting crush the Maltesers for the topping.
  8. Pour the white chocolate over the top of the cake and spread evenly.
  9. Pour on the crushed maltesers and spread over the top pushing gently into the melted chocolate.
  10. Chill in the fridge for a couple of hours.
  11. Lift out using the paper onto a board and cut into pieces - 18 ish


1 comment:

  1. For an economy version, use more biscuit and keep back some of the box of Maltesers for the topping.



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