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Maltesers Cake

Two layer of chocolate malt sponge, with Maltesers spread, a malt buttercream and Maltesers chocolates
Course Dessert
Cuisine British
Keyword Cake
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 985kcal
Author thebakingexplorer


For the cake

  • 350 g Butter or baking spread
  • 200 g Light brown soft sugar
  • 150 g Caster sugar
  • 6 Eggs large
  • 3 tbsp Milk
  • 300 g Self raising flour
  • 30 g Cocoa powder
  • 75 g Malt powder I used Horlicks
  • ½ tsp Baking powder
  • ½ tsp Bicarbonate of soda

For the buttercream

  • 250 g Butter unsalted, softened
  • 400 g Icing sugar
  • 100 g Malt powder I used Horlicks
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tbsp Milk

For decoration

  • 350 g Maltesers spread optional
  • 75 g Maltesers


  • Pre-heat your oven to 160C Fan/180C/350F/Gas Mark 4, and grease and line two 8" cake tins that are at least 2" deep
  • To make the sponge, start by mixing the butter, light brown sugar and caster sugar together in a large bowl, ideally using an electric mixer
  • Add the eggs and milk, and whisk until fully incorporated
  • Add the self raising flour, cocoa powder, malt powder, bicarbonate of soda and baking powder and whisk or fold in gently
  • Divide the mixture between the tins, use scales for accuracy if you like
  • Bake them for 35-40 minutes or until a thin skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean. Leave them to fully cool either in the tins or remove from the tins and place on cooling racks
  • To make the buttercream mix the butter, cocoa powder and icing sugar together. Once it starts to come together add the milk and vanilla extract, and mix until smooth. I use my electric hand whisk to do this but you can also do it by hand with a spoon. If the buttercream is too stiff then you can add a little more milk
  • If the cakes have domed on top, level them off with a cake leveller or a serrated knife
  • Put one of the sponges on your plate or cake stand and spread half of the Maltesers spread onto it
  • Then pipe buttercream over the Maltesers spread
  • Add the second sponge and spread the remaining Maltesers spread over it, followed by more buttercream
  • Decorate with whole and crushed Maltesers
  • Serve immediately, store leftovers in an airtight container in a cool place for up to 3 days


Calories: 985kcal | Carbohydrates: 93g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 27g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 193mg | Sodium: 521mg | Potassium: 248mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 69g | Vitamin A: 1412IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 106mg | Iron: 1mg