MALTESERS® RECIPE

Maltesers
Surprise Cake

This bake is a tricky one, but the pay-off is worth it to see your guests’ shock when they cut into this cake and see the Maltesers® hidden inside.

Preparation

PREP TIME
40 minutes

Bake time

BAKE TIME
1 hour 10 minutes

Serves

SERVES
15

Cake

DIFFICULTY
Medium

Ingredients

For the cake

  • 175g caster sugar
  • 175g flora or butter, softened
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1 medium egg yolk
  • 175g self-raising flour, sifted
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1x 120g packet Maltesers

 

For the toppings

  • 1 x 120g packet of Maltesers
  • 2-3 tbsp single cream or milk

Method

1. For the cake: preheat the oven to 160C/Fan 140C/Gas 3. Lightly grease a dome-shaped cake tin or 20cm heatproof Pyrex bowl.

2. Beat together the sugar, flora or butter, eggs, egg yolk, flour and vanilla extract using an electric food mixer for about 2 minutes, until pale. Spoon into prepared tin or bowl, level surface and bake for 1 hour 5 minutes – 1 hour 10 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.

3. Remove from the heat and leave to cool for 10 minutes, then turn out on to a wire rack and leave to cool completely.

4. Cut the cake in half horizontally across the middle and hollow out the centre of the bottom slice with a pastry cutter within 1.5cm of the edges. Fill with as many Maltesers possible and put the top back on pressing down. Place on a serving plate.

5. For the icing: place the Maltesers in a plastic bag and using a rolling pin very finely crush. Transfer to a pan with the milk and bring slowly to the boil, stirring until Maltesers are melted and smooth. Remove from the heat and allow to cool until thick enough to spread. Spread over cake and arrange any remaining Maltesers around the edges. Allow to cool completely

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION 
(per serving):

Energy

Calories

Fat

999kJ / 12%

239kcal / 12%

14g / 19%

 

Saturates

Sugars

Salt

4.7g / 23%

18g / 19%

0.3g / 5%

 

Maltesers® Surprise Cake

Serves 15 2 Hours

Ingredients

  • 175g butter
  • 175g caster sugar
  • 2 medium eggs
  • 1 medium egg yolk
  • 175g self-raising flour, sifted
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 240g Maltesers
  • 2-3 tbsp single cream or milk
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#bakeamillion

Take a picture of your Maltesers Surprise Cake and upload it to either facebook.com/Maltesers or another social media platform of your choice between 1 February and 24 March, tagged with #bakeamillion. For each Maltesers bake, Maltesers will contribute £5 towards a total donation of £1 million.

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