Quick and easy Malteasers cake

It’s my daughter’s favourite cake. She wanted it for her birthday twice in a row, and 2 days ago asked if we could make it for her choir concert. It’s simplified version of classic malteasers cake. The only thing that requires couple of minutes work here is the sponge cake, which I realise is simple, common and most of you probably have their own way of doing it, but will share my recipe anyway, as it always comes out really good. Chocolate cream here is just the best I’ve ever tasted, and it only consists of nutella and mascarpone mixed together. It’s divine yet so simple that even child can do it, which is a real bonus, as it’s one less thing for you to do 🙂 The fact that after the concert it disappeared in 5 minutes, first out of all other bakes, and that malteasers was the most frequently used word among young choir members and guests this evening, is probably the best possible recommendation for this cake 🙂

Ingredients for the cake:

5 eggs

1/2 cup of sugar

3/4 cup of flour

1 teaspoon of baking powder

For the filling:

2 x 250g of mascarpone

5 – 6 spoons of nutella

You will also need 4 x 100g boxes of malteasers

Method:

Separate eggs whites from yolks and beat the whites until set and stiff, still beating, add sugar in couple of portions, then egg yolks. Sieve the flour and baking powder in, (also in a few portions), and using spatula mix in delicately. It’s important to do it slowly and gently, otherwise the batter will loose its fluffiness and lightness. Bake for 30 – 35 minutes in 170℃ (temperature with fan). Allow it to cool and then cut into 2 layers (if you want higher cake you can bake another sponge and make more layers, you will need proportionally more ingredients for the filling). Now delegate some responsibilities and get your child to have some fun with the filling. Get them to spread it on one layer with a spatula, and put the other one on top, then spread it all over the cake and stick malteasers in. Like I said, quick and super easy, and with a wow factor as well 🙂

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Author: co pozostaje / what remains

My name is Gosia, in life I love traveling, discovering extraordinary places, running, good tv series, raspberries and Lindt chocolates. I don’t like getting up early in the morning, blue and red colours next to each other, washing up wooden things gives me goosebumps. I am mum to 8 year old Lily and baby Joseph. Fresh experience of having a baby again brutally reminded me, that time doesn’t flow steadily like a forest stream, but races like a leopard in the savanna and fiercely snatches from me every passing hour, in the manner he deals with a gazelle he just hunted. I was thinking about writing a blog for a long time, but my extremely introverted nature has been effectively holding off any desires to express myself. But here I am putting constraints of my nature aside and trying to stop things slipping through my fingers, precious moments going by in a blur. My hope is that blog will bring out and save things that give the days colour and shape, and will capture and treasure what remains.

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