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Home Sweet Home Bakealong 43: Chocolate Malt Cake

September 30, 2015

You may have noticed that
a) I’m a bit behind
b) I’ve missed number 42

hummingbird bakery malteser cake


Actually, you probably haven’t noticed because you have better things to be doing, but one can always hope.

Anyway. Custard cream cupcakes (no.42) will be forthcoming shortly but in the meantime here’s monster of a cake for you. Ladies and Gentlemen I give you chocolate malt cake. Eat it and fall into a happy diabetic coma. You can see Beckie’s version here. I agree with her that the cake was a bit on the dry side, but when I asked others about this they disagreed. I think you could up the amount of fudge between the layers and maybe not even have any of the cream cheese in between. I know, it wouldn’t look as good when you cut into it though and if there’s one thing you can be sure of with Hummingbird it’s that they’ve thought of the aesthetics as well as the taste.

This cake has a good effort : impact ratio. Three layers always gives a bit of extra wow factor.

hummingbird bakery malteser chocolate cake

Just a small slice then

Chocolate Malt Cake
from Home Sweet Home by the Hummingbird Bakery


For the chocolate fudge sauce
30g dark chocolate
20g cocoa powder
1/4 tsp salt
100g golden syrup
25g caster sugar
60ml double cream

For the sponge
120g unsalted butter, softened
300g caster sugar
3 large eggs
115ml buttermilk
40ml sunflower oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
160g plain flour
70g cocoa powder
1&1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt

For the frosting (I made 2/3rds and still had enough for another cake)
900g icing sugar, sifted
150g unsalted butter, softened
300g full-fat cream cheese
240ml double cream
120g malt powder (horlicks)

70g Malteasers, roughly crushed, plus a further 25-30g whole malteasers

One Comment leave one →
  1. Joan Bland permalink
    September 30, 2015 5:34 pm

    Definitely my kind of cake – chocolatey and squidgy!

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