Chocolate Cake with Maltesers
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For the cake
  • 150g salted butter, plus a little extra for greasing
  • 250g caster sugar
  • 150g self-raising flour
  • 125ml sour cream
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 50g cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
For the chocolate ganache
  • 8 ounces dark chocolate (or semi-sweet if you prefer)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 50 g butter
For decoration
  • Maltesers (or any other chocolate you prefer)
For the cake
  1. Preheat the oven to 170 degrees celcius.
  2. Grease a baking pan. You can use an 9 inch baking pan. Line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper.
  3. In a mixing bowl, add the butter, sugar, flour, sour cream, eggs, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and vanilla extract.
  4. Then mix or blend to give a smooth, soft mixture.
  5. Pour the cake batter into the cake tin and place in the oven for 30-40 minutes.
  6. Insert a skewer into the middle of each cake and if it comes out clean, then they are ready to come out.
  7. Let the cake cool down completely before frosting.
For the ganache
  1. Chop the chocolate into small pieces so that it will melt evenly.
  2. Put chocolate into a large heatproof bowl. Bring 1 cup of cream just to a boil over medium-high heat; pour over chocolate. Let stand for 10 minutes. Stir until smooth. Stir
  3. the mixture very gently, incorporating the cream steadily, without overworking. Mix in butter.
  4. The ganache should begin to appear glossy. Once it cool down, pour ganache over cake.
  5. Top cake with Maltesers.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 8 Calories: 719 Fat: 49g Saturated fat: 29g Unsaturated fat: 16g Trans fat: 1g Carbohydrates: 67g Sugar: 43g Sodium: 196mg Fiber: 5g Protein: 9g Cholesterol: 186mg
Recipe by Maya Kitchenette at