Mary Berry’s Malted Chocolate Cake


I thought I would share with you a favourite chocolate cake this is from the lovely Mary Berry Favourite Book I love this because it has Chocolate horlicks and malteasers two of my favourites.

I do hope you try it and if you do please leave a comment on what you think.



Mary Berry’s malted chocolate cake


  • 30 g 1oz malted chocolate drink powder
  • 30 g 1oz cocoa powder
  • 225 g 8oz butter, softened, plus extra for greasing
  • 225 g 8oz caster sugar
  • 225 g 8oz self-raising flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 4 eggs
  • For the icing
  • 3 tbsp malted chocolate drink powder
  • tbsp hot milk
  • 125 g 4½oz butter, softened
  • 250 g 9oz icing sugar, plus extra for dusting
  • 50 g 2oz dark chocolate (at least
  • 50 per cent cocoa solids) melted
  • 1 tbsp boiling water
  • About 20 Maltesers to decorate


  • 1 You will need two 20cm (8in) round sandwich tins. Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/Gas 4 and grease the tins with butter and line the bases with baking paper.
  • 2 Measure the malted chocolate drink powder and cocoa powder into a large bowl, pour over 2 tablespoons of water and mix to a paste. Add the remaining cake ingredients and beat until smooth.
  • 3 Divide evenly between the prepared tins and bake in the oven for 20–25 minutes. Set aside in the tins to cool for 5 minutes, then turn out on to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • 4 To make the icing, measure the malted chocolate drink powder into a bowl, add the hot milk and mix until smooth. Add the butter, icing sugar and melted chocolate and mix again until smooth, then add the boiling water to give a gloss to the icing.
  • 5 Place one cake on a plate and spread over half the icing. Sandwich with the other cake and spread (or pipe) the remaining icing on top, using the tip of a rounded palette knife to create a swirled effect from the centre to the edge of the cake. Arrange the Maltesers over the top and dust with icing sugar before serving.


Love Claire Xx

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