Friday, 12 October 2012

Malteser cake

Malteser cake

I have been making this cake for forever. Well, it feels like it! For over 4 years. It's a family favourite but when I made it this week, it just didn't have the same spark. The cake was chewy and a bit flavourless. I honestly don't know what I did wrong. The icing was lovely, as it always is, so I may try the icing with a basic chocolate sponge. This sponge recipe doesn't have much butter at all in it, so I will try one with a bit more fat content to see if it has less of a rubbery texture. It was a bit disappointing, but it did all get eaten so it wasn't too bad! Maybe I just have high standards for myself now.

Malteser cake

This malteser cake recipe post from 2009 is the highest viewed on my blog ever, so I feel like it is my duty to help the people of cyberspace with creating an even better malteser cake recipe. Sorry Nigella, but I think I need to move on. My perfect malteser cake mission starts now! 


20 comments:

  1. Looks divine! I'm going to give it a go. Baking is such an art, so easy to get completely different results using the same method xx

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  2. It looks pretty good to me! I could really fancy a piece right now! x

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  3. My mouth's watering, looks so tasty!

    le fresne x

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  4. That looks really yummy! I made a cake today too but I think we're our own worst critics when it comes down to it. I kept on picking up on things I could have improved on but most people seemed to like it!

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  5. I made this based on your blog post just yesterday ^_^ I think it does need to be a bit more fluffyness in texture but it was gobbled up nevertheless :)

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  6. Looks amazing!! Thank you :)

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  7. It looks absolutely amazing! I would love to see your updated recipe when you're happy with it!

    Jennie xo | sailorjennie.com

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  8. It does look great though! Will dabble this recipe, thanks for sharing :-)

    xx
    The Young Bridget Jones

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  9. I've never had Malteser cake but it sounds really interesting (and delicious of course). Good luck with your mission to improve the recipe :)

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  10. This cake is the best, someone made it to bring into my history class once. So addictive !

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  11. Oof well it looks pretty damn delicious to me! =)
    xx

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  12. YUM, I have your original post bookmarked but have never tried it, I will have to actually bake it now you have reminded me!

    Maria xxx

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  13. I must admit I was a bit disappointed when I tried this recipe as my cake went a bit rubbery too and didn't rise particularly well. I assumed I was at fault as so many people had said it was a brilliant recipe. The icing was absolutely delicious though. I like how you've crushed maltesers round your cake.

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  14. Oh my goodness, this looks SO good. I'm suddenly starving...

    Tara
    The Style Rawr!
    xoxo

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  15. I made this cake a few years ago (possibly based on one of your posts on bakebakebake, haha) and I was disappointed, and suspicious about the butter quantity. I googled it and found some discussions about the butter, with the theory that it was in fact meant to be 150g, not 15g. I keep meaning to re-try it with the revised quantity - mine was downright rubbery!

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    1. Hmm that's a good idea, I'm not sure if 150 would be too much but 15g does seem like an odd amount. I always thought maybe some of the fat came from the milk too but something just isn't 100% about it. It doesn't taste much of the horlicks either so I'm thinking a good chocolate sponge recipe would work just as well.

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  16. Yummy it looks incredible! I'm not very good at baking but i love cake decorating!
    Rachelle x
    inspiredbytheretired.blogspot.com

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  17. Lovely! Malteaser cakes are always so comforting. I love the nuts round the side too x

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  18. Well thanks for re-sharing! This looks super delectable :)

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