Mary Berry: Malted Chocolate Cake recipe Recipe

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serves:

8 - 10

Skill:

medium

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Ingredients

  • To make Mary Berry's Malted Chocolate Cake recipe you will need:
  • For the cake
  • :
  • 30g malted chocolate drink powder
  • 30g cocoa powder
  • 225g butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
  • 225g caster sugar
  • 225g self-raising flour
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • 4 eggs
  • For the icing
  • :
  • 3tbsp malted chocolate drink powder
  • 1½tbsp hot milk
  • 125g butter, softened
  • 250g icing sugar, plus extra for dusting
  • 50g dark chocolate (at least 50 per cent cocoa solids), melted
  • 1tbsp boiling water
  • about 20 Maltesers, to decorate
  • You will need:
  • 2 x 20cm round sandwich tins

Method

  • Preheat the oven to 180C, gas 4. Grease two 20cm round sandwich tins with butter and line the bases with baking paper.

  • Measure the malted chocolate drink powder and cocoa powder into a large bowl, pour over 2tbsp water and mix to a paste. Add the remaining cake ingredients and beat until smooth.

  • Divide evenly between the prepared tins and bake in the oven for 20–25 minutes. Set aside in the tins to cool for 5 minutes, then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

  • For the icing, measure the malted chocolate drink powder into a bowl, add the hot milk and mix until smooth. Add the butter, icing sugar and melted chocolate and mix again until smooth, then add 1tbsp boiling water to give a gloss to the icing.

  • Place one cake on a plate and spread over half the icing. Sandwich with the other cake and spread (or pipe) the remaining icing on top, using the tip of a rounded palette knife to create a swirled effect from the centre to the edge of the cake. Arrange the Maltesers over the top and dust with icing sugar before serving.

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