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Friday, 7 August 2009

It’s A Whopper of A Malteser Birthday!



It happens to be Mr R’s (hubby’s) birthday today and I couldn’t let this one pass by without baking his favourite cake of all time to celebrate, which just happens to be Malteser Cake! I have baked this cake numerous times for his birthday and it seems to make its honourable appearance once again this year. You see one of hubby’s treats for Sunday afternoon is a family size bag of Maltesers while watching the T.V. I never witness his hand going to bag then to mouth, feeding in those malty chocolate balls or even the slightest crunch, the only evidence that is left is the empty packet! Who am I to keep a man away from his love of Maltesers? Now you can understand why this cake is always on my baking repertoire come his birthday.

This cake originates from Nigella Lawson, which is published in her book “Feast”. I really like Nigella’s books but for me, “Feast” happens to be my favourite of all time books of hers.




This is one of the easiest cakes to make from scratch. A little melting of a few ingredients and combining wet with dry ingredients together, it really is as simple as that. However, the taste for anyone who adores that malt –choco flavour is utterly divine. The sponge rises in the oven like a billowing fluffy spongy cloud riding on high in the sky waiting when baked too be sandwiched together with a scrumptious malt-choc buttercream. The top adorned with the same malt-choc buttercream and shackles of Maltesers positioned around the top. I was lucky enough to find some white Maltesers too, so I rather went to town on placing lots on the top of the cake.


The recipe for this cake is on my Blog [link] one I made earlier for my son’s birthday! Oh yes he inherited the Malteser bug from his dad *giggle*. The only adaption I made this time was to add two extra spoonfuls of cocoa powder to the buttercream.

I will be back with you all as normal in the blogosphere from next week when our holidays have ended :0)

Lastly, take care now and I hope you will raise a glass to celebrate Mr. R’s birthday with me, cheers.


60 comments:

Pari said...

cheers to your Hubby's b'day. great cake Rosie. Help me with a simple cake for a my dad's 60th b'day falling the next week.

The Girl said...

Happy Birthday Mr R!!! Oh my goodness a Malteser cake - brilliant!! I had an obsession with these while we were in France we found the biggest packets I've ever seen in the supermarket and had several competitions to see how many people could get in their mouths at one time. Funnily enough I was planning on including Maltesers in a bake this weekend - we'll see how it turns out!

Rose said...

If only there were vegan maltesers i would be in heaven lol :)
Looks great! I know my boyfriend would love this cake, he has also been known to guts a bag of family maltesers!

Rose

Liz said...

Happy B-day to your boy! This cake sounds (and looks) amazing! I keep the recipe because my brother loves maltesers, he will love it! Thanks for sharing! Have a great week'end,
Liz.

Wonk said...

Mmmmm, Maltesers. Absolutely love 'em too, and Horlicks. This is on my 'must try soon' list for sure!

Ps. the reason you don't hear a crunch is because everyone(!!) knows the best way to eat a Malteser is to suck the chocolate off so the honeycomb middle can melt on your tongue! *grin*

Lucie said...

Wow! That looks superb. You're hubby is a lucky man! Hope he has a good day and that you have a nice weekend.

Love Lucie

http://cookingatmarystow.blogspot.com/

Heather said...

Hope your hubby has a great birthday. That cake is marvellous -will result in a trip to Myers of Keswick in the Village to buy maltesers.

Dani said...

happy bday mr r! u know rosie, i have a bday coming up and i wouldnt mind one of those!! now if we werent across the pond from one another LOL

Ann said...

Happy B'Day to your Hubby Rosa...The cake looks ravishing..perfect for the occasion..enjoy !!

Gloria said...

Rose Happy Birthday to Mr. R hey Rose this is absolutely beauty and yumy!!! cheers! Gloria

Anju said...

Rosie,

This looks so good. I will definitely try it. & enjoy your holiday.

Donna-FFW said...

Happy Birthday to hubby.. and what a grogeous cake!!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I love Maltersers, so your cake makes me drool... What a gorgeous creation

Happy Birthday to your hubby!

Cheers,

Rosa

Sanghi said...

Happy birthday to ur hubby rosie.. My hubby's b'day comes next week, i'm planning to make a simple cake to please him..! Will pick from your archive only.!

Bridgett said...

Feast is my favorite books as well, partly because it reads like you are speaking with an old friend about your favorite foods. Too fun! I would love to try this cake. I really need to add this to my Nigella list! Beautiful cake...and happy birthday to your hubby.

Minu said...

wonderful cake. Best wishes for your celebrations and holiday

Coleen's Recipes said...

What a gorgeous birthday cake!! I love malted milk balls, but I've never heard of Maltesers before.

Heatherfeather said...

Happy Birthday to your husband from me. The cake looks great! Now that I have moved back to the US, I can't get Maltesers anymore (although there is one brand that is similar, but only sells the chocolate kind). Hope he had a great day.

Tracey said...

Happy birthdy to your hubby,Rosie! Can't wait to try this cake, it's on my to-do list!Enjoy your hols!

Marta said...

oh how unique! Happy birthday Mr R!!!
i hope you guys are enjoying your time off!

giz said...

Pretty sneaky how the contents of the bag just vanish... Many happy returns to Mr R and I will for sure raise a glass in his honour.

Lovely cake and versatile for so many occasions - love it.

Ingrid said...

Happy birthday, Mr. R!
~ingrid

Bunny said...

Happy Birthday Mr. R!!! Pass that cake around buddy that looks delicious! We call them Malt Balls here and now you have me wanting them Rosie! LOL!!

HFJ said...

I've been meaning to make Nigella's malteser cake for ages. Your cake looks lovely, I really must give it a go!

Jerri said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby!

I simply must try this cake some time. It looks so wonderful!

Coby said...

Rosie, I am glad you mentioned the extra cocoa in the frosting, as I was thinking it looked darker than anything I'd made previously:) I might have to give that option a go next time:) It's popular in our house too - lol and I always buy extra Maltesers as you just know the little assistants I have are going to do the 'one for the cake one for me' trick when topping it! Happy Birthday to your dear:D

The Caked Crusader said...

Beautiful cake - I love the Maltesers on top

Antonia said...

Indeed, a very happy birthday to Mr.R!
I have been meaning to bake this cake for some time now - I really must find a good excuse! It looks utterly divine.

Indigo said...

Happy birthday Mr. R! And I've been meaning to make this cake for ages - love your addition of the white chocolate maltesers too!

Caroline said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby! What a fun cake to have, so fitting for a birthday.

Nicisme said...

Happy Birthday to you husband, Rosie!
I love this cake too, and white Malteasers are one of my all time fav sweeties!

Half Baked said...

Hope your hubs had a great birthday! That's one fab looking cake!

Aparna said...

Birthday wishes to your husband and have a lovely holiday.

A_and_N said...

Happy birthday to R :) And that is one adorable cake!

Lisa said...

Mmmmmnnn! Happy one to the hubby!

n33ma said...

amazing cake.......lucky birthday boy!

Maria♥ said...

Happy Belated Birthday to Mick and hope he enjoyed his Malteser cake!! No doubt he did, it looks delish.

Maria
x

Debbie said...

Such a beautfil cake. It almost looks too pretty to eat!

George said...

Gorgeous cake Rosie. The malteser cake is fab isn't it.

Juliana said...

Wow, nice B'day cake, like the way you decorated...looks really tasty...yummie! By the way, happy belated B'day to your hubby.

Junglefrog said...

Happy hubby birthday!! That is one lovely cake you made him...!

The Blonde Duck said...

Happy birthday! What a great cake!

Avanika [YumsiliciousBakes] said...

A great looking cake!! I'm sure Mr. R must have been ecstatic!

Do you recommend the book Feast?? I've been seeing it around, and wondering whether to buy it! Is it something a baker [not a cook] would like? Thanks

Nikki said...

Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmy!

Bellini Valli said...

First of all Happy Birthday. Here we call them Whoppers so this is a whopper of a cake.

♥Rosie♥ said...

Thank you SO much my dearest friends for celebrating Mr. R's birthday with me :0) When I read to him all your lovely wishes he had one huge smile on his face!!

Avanika, oh yes I certainly do recommend Nigella’s Book 'Feast' I love all her books but this one for me hits top spot.

Best wishes Rosie x

Chef Jeena said...

Lovely malteser cake what a lucky hubby you got, I love the cat picture too. :-)

Cakelaw said...

Lucky hubby - what a gorgeous cake!

nora@ffr said...

wow!! vat a lovely cake!! happy b day to ye hubby!!
cheers!!

Jamie said...

I have this Nigella Lawson cookbook and funny thing is that every so often I grab the cookbook off the shelf, open it up to this recipe and stare longingly at the photo. Wow! Now I must make it. Beautiful!

The Purple Foodie said...

I love Maltesers! And I can only imagine how delicious it'd be in cake. Wish we got them here!

Cucinista said...

I think your cake looks even better than Nigella's. I think I will invent an occasion so I can bake one myself. Maybe.... National Maltesars day!

dessertobsessed said...

oh i've never had a malteser before! but i bet that cake is amazing!!

Micki said...

Are Malteser similar or the same as what I know as "malted milk balls?"
Great site.

Heide said...

This cake looks so tasty!

Heide said...

Great recipe!

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