Caution: Lots of yumminess – may gain weight even looking at cakes.
So every year at work we do MacMillian Coffee Morning, and every year it just gets better and better – it’s essentially a massive cake off. This year my other half an I have contributed one each to our annual cake sale in the form of..
On the left: JJ’s Malt Chocolate Cheesecake On the right: My Maltese Pouring Chocolate Cake
I am overly proud of these two beauties, and you know what? They’re super easy to make too! (you just might need a little bit of extra patience for the malteser cake)
Essentially for the sponge I just used a basic chocolate sponge recipe – ah but not just any old basic sponge, oh no. Queen of Baking herself, Miss Mary Berry was my muse for chocolate cake (lets face it – Mary will never lead us wrong) her method is so easy to follow.
- 3 large eggs
- 175g (6 oz) self-raising flour
- 175g (6 oz)caster sugar
- 175g (6 oz) softened butter
- 1½ level tsp baking powder
- 40g (1½ oz) cocoa powder
- 4 tbsp of water
All added in one bowl and whisked until smooth – then boom in the oven for around 20-25 mins. Mine was in longer however as I used a much deeper cake tin, which took around 50mins in total just to make sure I didn’t have a ‘soggy bottom’.
After it cools, i then cut in half to add the filling
Now the filling is amazingly calorific
- 250g pack slightly salted butter, softened
- 600g icing sugar
- 280g tub full-fat cream cheese
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- Maltesers ( as many as you like
You add all the butter in at once but only half of the icing sugar sieved, then you pound together to make a paste before whisking with an electric whisk to make it all creamy. After that you all the whole tub of full fat cream cheese, the rest of the icing sugar sieved, then the vanilla extract! (I forgot to use vanilla in mine, and it still tasted lovely!) – Blend together again before adding in your crushed malesters!
In Order to get the floating packet at the top, I simply just used a bendy straw and attached the packet the selotape, the used melted chocolate as a glue to mount them all up to the packet and that’s it! Not as hard as it looks AND it’s a fun cake to do for events
Also you can use whatever biscuits you like, Oreo and cookies etc – mix it up
Hope you Enjoy and if you have any queries about the recipe then post them in the comments below and ill get back to you
- also may post the cheesecake recipe …