Wednesday, 23 December 2015

Chocolate Christmas Pudding Cake

Hi Guys,

There's been a lot of amazing Malteser covered cakes going around recently and they've all looked delicious! So I thought why not give it a go myself and make a Christmas Pudding I'll actually love this Christmas. Plus you can add anything you like into the cake mix and make each one different, so for this one I've gone for a Chocolate Orange recipe. 
For the cake you will need...
100g Softened Unsalted Butter 
50g Good Cocoa Powder  -
90ml Boiling Water -
3 Large Eggs -
4 Tbsp Milk
175g Sifted Self Raising Flour -
1 Sifted Rounded Tsp Baking Powder
300g Golden Caster Sugar 
Finely Grated Zest of 1 Orange

For the Decoration you will need...
400g of Maltesers
Chocolate Icing
White Chocolate Chips
Icing tubes in Green and Red
  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 180ÂșC/fan160°C/gas 4. You'll then need to grease a domed tin. I then mixed the hot water and cocoa powder together, so that it made a paste, then adding it to all the other ingredients. Minus the icing and Maltesers of course. Beating it until its smooth and ready to be poured into the tin. 

  2. 2.I then baked the sponge for around 20-25 minutes, once cooled I popped it out of the tin and placed onto a wire rack. Once completely cooled I cut it into two and iced the middle, followed by applying a generous amount of icing all over the cake. I did kinda cheat at this part and used the Betty Crocker Chocolate Fudge icing, just so its that bit quicker. 

  3. 3. Then you can go nuts and cover the entire thing in Maltesers, finished with a good helping of melted white chocolate chips on top too. Then to pull it together so that it looks that bit more like a Christmas pudding, just pipe on a few little leaves and some berries too!
Now I'm off to dig into this! 

Eloise x

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