Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Easy Chocolate Cake w/Fudge Frosting & Maltesers

I had this grand plan to try out another recipe from my Women's Weekly 'COOK' bible, one for a Family Chocolate Cake with Fudge Frosting. Then when I came to prep the ingredients, I realised that this recipe was going to bake up one mother of a chocolate cake. 250g butter in the cake alone is a pretty artery clogging thought. So I decided to refine the recipe somewhat, not wanting to be eating mountains of cake for the rest of the week. What turned out was a hybrid creation birthday cake for Scott. I chose an easy chocolate cake recipe online at ninemsn; Took the Fudge Frosting idea out of the Women's Weekly 'COOK' bible; And added a finishing touch of a little favourite in this house, maltesers (another nifty idea I stole from the Women's Weekly, where I've seen a recipe for cupcakes with the malteser topping). The result... a rich, soft, uber chocolatey birthday cake:

Easy Chocolate Cake with Fudge Frosting & Maltesers

Easy Chocolate Cake

1 cup self raising flour
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1/2 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
3 (45g) tablespoons butter

Preheat oven to 160 degrees (fan forced)
Sift all dry ingredients into a mixing bowl
Add milk, eggs and vanilla
Mix ingredients roughly
Melt butter in saucepan and add to bowl. Mix thoroughly, until all combined
Pour into 25cm round cake pan
Bake for approx 25 mins

Fudge Frosting

90g Butter
1/3 cup (80ml) water
1/2 cup (110g) caster sugar
1 1/2 cups (240g) icing sugar
1/3 cup (35g) cocoa powder

Stir butter, water and caster sugar in small saucepan over heat until sugar dissolves
Sift icing sugar and cocoa in a small bowl, then gradually stir in butter mixture
Refrigerate 20 mins or until thickened; Beat; spread over cake


Cut 155g pack maltesers in half and arrange on top of cake


  1. Mmmm maltesers.
    Looks divine - bet it tasted just a great.

  2. oh wow, this looks very decadent! Hope Scott had a good birthday! xx

  3. And my invitation to participate in cake eating....???? Lost in the mail I presume.

  4. Oh yes, I want. Must make.

    Thank you for sharing! xo

  5. Happy Birthday Scott! What a wife so love your homemade cakes, I have stolen just about every recipe you have posted LOL. Hope you both had another lovely day together.

    Always Wendy

  6. That cake looks divine Julie :)
    We tried your tangy lemon slice last week and it was a huge hit.


  7. Look delicious - would make you feel extremely guilty. But definitely well worth it!

  8. I do love a malteser or 2 ... ok a whole bag.

    My birthday is in Feb - feel free to make me one of these.

  9. Oh my. I HAVE to try this. DIVINE!

    And the perfect excuse to eat a bunch of maltesers hey?


  10. Now THAT'S a birthday cake!! We all love Maltesers in this house.

  11. This looks delish! I'm planning on using your topping on my choccie cake for Sunday - thanks for the idea ; ) Have a great weekend! Alison x

  12. Oh me oh my!! YUM.
    I actually bought L a jumbo size box of Maltesers to go with his aftershave from the boys for Fathers Day as he loves them but I might have to attempt this cake if I have the time.

  13. That looks deliciously decadent! Bookmarked. Happy birthday to you and your hubby ( just read your last post - great story!)


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