Malteser Topped Chocolate Cake

Malteser Topped Chocolate Cake

Posted 2014-09-14 by Mummyathomefollow
A super easy, light chocolate cake that is a lot of fun to make and brings a smile to peoples faces when you unveil it.

The sponge is a one bowl mixture that means it is great for the children to help with and makes for a quick, yet very yummy chcolate treat.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 25-30 minutes
Makes: 20 servings


150g really soft butter, plus little extra for greasing tins
250g caster sugar
150g self raising flour
125g sour cream
4 medium eggs, room temperature
50g cocoa powder
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

100g dark chocolate, at least 70% cocoa solids
550g icing sugar
250g really soft butter
2 tbsp milk

To decorate
4 x 135g packets of maltesers

  • Pre heat ovens to 180 centigrade, 160 for fan ovens. Grease two 20cm loose bottom baking tins and line the bases with baking paper.
  • In a bowl mix the butter, sugar, flour, sour cream, eggs cocoa powder, baking powder and vanilla extract until you have a smooth, mousse like mixture.

  • Divide the mixture between the two baking tins, making the top as even as you can.

  • Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the sponge is springy.
  • Take the cakes out of the tins and leave to cool completely on a wire rack.

  • Buttercream
  • Break the chcolate into chunks and put in a microwaveable bowl. Heat on high for 30 seconds, stir, and repeat until you have a smooth, velvety mixture.
  • In a bowl mix the icing sugar, butter and milk. Blend until the mixture is airy and smooth.

  • Slowly pour in the melted chocolate, stirring until it's all mixed in.

  • Assembling the cake
  • Place one of the sponges on a serving plate and spread about a third of the buttercream evenly across the top.

  • Careful sit the other sponge on top and evenly spread the remaining buttercream over the top and sides of the cake.

  • Sticking the maltesers to the cake takes a little bit of patience. I start at the bottom of the cake and work up and across the cake and then down the other side. Keep repeating until the cake is fully covered.

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