Floating Maltesers Cake


For the Chocolate Cake

  • 175 g Self-raising flour
  • 50 g Cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 300 g Caster sugar
  • 100 g Soft butter
  • 3 large Eggs
  • 50 ml Milk

For the frosting 

  • 1½ cups Butter (softened)
  • 1 cup Unsweetened cocoa
  • 5 cups Confectioner’s sugar
  • ½ cup Milk
  • 2 tsps Vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp Espresso powder

For the topping

  • 1 Straw
  • 50g Milk chocolate
  • 2 packs of Cadbury chocolate fingers
  • 2 large bags of Maltesers
  • 1 standard packet of Maltesers


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180°C. Grease and line two 8″cake/ sandwich tins with greaseproof paper.
  2. Measure the cocoa into a bowl, add the boiling water and mix until smooth.
  3. Then add in the flour, baking powder, caster sugar, eggs, milk and butter. Beat well with an electric whisk or by hand for 2 minutes until the mixture is smooth.
  4. Divide the mix equally between the 2 cake tins and place on the middle rack of the oven for 22-25 minutes or until well risen.
  5. Remove from the oven and allow it to cool. Once the cakes are completely cool.

To prepare the chocolate frosting

  1. Add cocoa to a large bowl or bowl of stand mixer. Whisk through to remove any lumps.
  2. Cream together butter and cocoa powder until well-combined.
  3. Add sugar and milk to cocoa mixture by adding 1 cup of sugar followed by about a tablespoon of milk. After each addition has been combined, turn mixer onto a high speed for about a minute. Repeat until all sugar and milk have been added.
  4. Add vanilla extract and espresso powder and combine well.
  5. If frosting appears too dry, add more milk, a tablespoon at a time until it reaches the right consistency. If it appears too wet and does not hold its form, add more confectioner’s sugar, a tablespoon at a time until it reaches the right consistency.

For the topping/ decoration

  1. Sandwich the cake layers with frosting and cover the entire cake with the chocolate frosting as well.
  2. Dip the top end of your straw into your melted chocolate. Insert the straw into the centre of the cake. Melt the milk chocolate in the microwave for a few seconds.
  3. Starting at the back, stick Cadbury fingers to the outside of your cake (the frosting will help it stick to the cake).
  4. Then, stick on the Maltesers all the way around the edge, going into the middle.
  5. Then, using melted chocolate as a glue, start to stick Maltesers around the base of the straw and all the way up to the bag.
  6. Using the melted chocolate, stick your empty small Malteser bag onto the top end of the straw. And there you have it, a gravity defying Maltesers cake! 🙂

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