For today’s baking creation I wanted to make something less fiddly and intricate and something more sturdy that focused on building and construction. So, I give you the two-tiered MAGIC MALTESER CAKE!
If I’m going to be perfectly honest, the hardest part about making this cake was resisting to eat the Maltesers before they went on the cake! 😉
PREPARING THE CAKES
- For the large base cake prepare 2 x Green’s Chocolate Cake mixes as per packet instructions.
- Combine both mixtures into a 26cm round cake tin and cook in a 160 degree Celsius gas oven for approximately 55-60 minutes.
- For the smaller cake prepare 1 x Green’s Chocolate Cake mix as per packet instructions and cook in a 19cm round tin for approximately 40-45 minutes.
- Allow cakes to completely cool (I put mine in the fridge to cool quicker and harden slightly).
- Using a cake cutting wire, slice the round dome top off both cakes.
- Beginning with the large cake frost the top and sides with a thin layer of chocolate frosting.
- While the frosting is still sticky, start placing chocolate fingers vertically one at a time around the sides of the cake, making sure they are as close together as possible.
- Set aside and frost the smaller cake with a thin layer of frosting.
- Using cake dowel rods, push vertically in the centre of the larger cake.
- Carefully place the frosted smaller cake on top of the centre of the larger cake.
- Once secure, start placing chocolate fingers vertically around the sides of the smaller cake too.
- At this stage I tied red ribbon around the middle of both cakes, but this part is optional if you don’t want to add ribbon.
- Once the ribbons are tied and the bows are in line where you want the front of the cake to be, start adding Maltesers in the gap between the two cakes and to the top of the small cake, making sure to only layer them as high as the chocolate fingers.
- Using a bamboo skewer or similar, push vertically into the smaller cake on a slight angle.
- Starting at the base of the smaller cake where the skewer is, carefully build up Maltesers one at a time around the skewer, securing each one in place with left over chocolate frosting (make sure the skewer is completely hidden by Maltesers, but leave about an inch of skewer exposed at the very top).
- Finally, take an empty Malteser packet and secure with tape over the top of the exposed part of the skewer, positioning it on an angle so that the Maltesers look to be “falling” out of the packet.
This cake was so much fun to make and is definitely a chocolate lover’s dream come true!
And if you want to share your own baking creations with me use the hashtag #chocolatecoveredcode so I can see them!
Happy baking! 🙂