MALTESERS® RECIPE

Maltesers
Red Velvet Cake

Velvety smooth sponge, rich chocolate frosting and plenty of Maltesers®. Perfection in cake form.

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PREP TIME
30 minutes

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BAKE TIME
30 minutes

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SERVES
22

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DIFFICULTY
Medium

Ingredients

For the cake

  • 250g plain flour
  • 2 tbsps cocoa powder
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 100g soft unsalted butter
  • 200g sugar
  • 4 tsps of red food colouring
  • 2 large eggs
  • 175ml buttermilk
  • 1 tsp cider/white vinegar

 

For the ganache icing

  • 300g white chocolate
  • 150ml double cream
  • 30g malted milk powder

 

For the decoration

  • 1 x 60g pouch Maltesers

Method

For the cake:

1. Preheat oven to 170˚C/gas mark 3/325˚F, and grease two 8inch/20cm Victoria sandwich tins.

2.  Sift the flour, cocoa, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda into a bowl.

3.  In another bowl, cream the butter and sugar until you have a soft fluffy mixture.

4.  Beat in the food colouring and the eggs one at a time.

5.  Add the dry ingredients and combine.

6.  Finally beat in the buttermilk and the vinegar and split the mixture between the two tins.

7.  Bake in the oven for approx. 30minutes until the sponges bounce back when lightly pressed or a skewer comes out clean.

8.  Leave the cakes to cool slightly in a tin, and then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

For the ganache icing:

1. Break the chocolate into small pieces and place into a bowl.

2.  Heat the cream in a saucepan over a gentle heat until it is just about to boil.

3.  Put the malted milk powder in a small bowl/mug and add a couple of tablespoons of the cream. Mix to a thick paste.

4.  Pour the heated cream over the chocolate and stir until the chocolate has melted and the mixture is smooth.

5.  Stir in the malted milk paste and leave the ganache to cool completely.

6.  Once the ganache is cool lightly whisk to give a light whipped texture to the ganache.

 

Assembly:

1. Use the ganache to sandwich the two cakes and decorate the top.

2.  Use Maltesers to decorate the cake as you like!

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION 
(per serving):

Energy

Calories

Fat

987kJ / 12%

250kcal / 12.5%

13.6g / 19%

 

Saturates

Sugars

Salt

8g / 40%

20g / 22%

0.3g / 5%

 

Maltesers® Red Velvet Cake

Serves 22 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 250g plain flour
  • 2 tbsps cocoa powder
  • 2 tsps baking powder
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 100g soft unsalted butter
  • 200g sugar
  • 4 tsps of red food colouring
  • 2 large eggs
  • 175ml buttermilk
  • 1 tsp cider/white vinegar
  • 300g white chocolate
  • 150ml double cream
  • 30g malted milk powder
  • 1 x 60g pouch Maltesers
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