Malteser Cake


by: Jaana

This cake has two different layers-bottom layer is Shortcrust pastry, top is chocolate sponge cake & cream cheese filling with grated chocolate. Overall absolutely luxurious! It is time taking but very easy, just follow the given steps & enjoy!


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serves: 10-12

1 Base:

100 g butter

05 dl sugar

2 dl flour

05 tsp vanilla essence

1 egg yolk

2 Base:

3 eggs

1 dl sugar

3 tbsp warm water

2 tbsp cocoa powder

80 g chopped pecans

3 tbsp cornflour


300 ml Blackcurrant Jam


500 g cream cheese

75 g dusting sugar

05 tsp vanilla essence

1 small Grated rind & juice of orange

50 g dark chocolate,grated

12 g gelatin powder

100 ml hot water


Nutrition Facts
Malteser Cake

Servings Per Recipe: 10

Amount per Serving

Calories: 549

  • Total Fat: 34.7 g
  •     Saturated Fat: 16 g
  •     Trans Fat: 0.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 144.3 mg
  • Sodium: 299.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 52 g
  •     Dietary Fiber: 1.9 g
  •     Sugars: 38.2 g
  • Protein: 6.9 g

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1.  Heat the oven 200C/400F.

2.  Rub the butter, sugar & flour with your fingertips until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

3.  Add egg yolk & vanilla essence, work to a smooth dough.

4.  Roll the pastry out on a floured surface & use to line a 23 cm tart tin, lined with baking paper.

5.  Brick the bottom with fork.

6.  Bake for 15-20 min until golden.

7.  Cool on wire rack.

8.  For making the second base, separate the eggs.

9.  Whisk the egg yolks with sugar & warm water until creamy.

10.  Mix together cocoa powder, cornflour & chopped walnuts.

11.  Whisk the egg whites until stiff.

12.  Mix together egg yolks & nut mixture.

13.  Gradually stir in the egg whites.

14.  Pour the mixture into the 23 cm round baking tin, lined with baking paper.

15.  Bake 20 min or until ready.

16.  Cool on wire rack.

17.  Now make the cream for the top.

18.  Mix together cream cheese & dusting sugar, then add the orange rind & -juice & vanilla essence.

19.  Beat until smooth,then stir in the chocolate.

20.  Pour 100 ml of boiling water into the cup. Sprinkle the gelatin over, stir it around until completely melted.

21.  Add the melted gelatin into the cream, stirring all the time until well combined.

22.  Place the first cake base on to the serving plate. Spread over the blackcurrant jam.

23.  Put the second cake base on top.

24.  Spoon the cream over the cake. Decorate with as many Maltesers as you like.

25.  Let it chill for few hours before serving.

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