Sunday, 1 September 2013

Chocolate Maltesers Cake


It always feel good when you have someone to take care of you; someone who enquires whether you had your food or not from time to time; someone who cares about your sleep, health etc. No matter how old we are- we are still children for our parents; and they remain our parents forever.  I got to stay and spend some time with them last week and those days were awesome. We rarely get a chance to be a child at this stage of life when we have to be and act like a matured mom who never does a mistake and who is always right atleast infront of their kids.  To get pampered is a girl's/lady's fundamental right; Isn't it? ;)

It felt like suddenly we fell back into 90s where we stayed together with sisters and bro. The only difference was that my younger sister was not there and we missed her terribly. 


This cake is made by my sister, Hanan on her son's birthday and tasted awesome. The flavor of horlicks blended together with chocolate and maltesers on top was all in all a good combination and melted in mouth within seconds. What all you need ?!
 Ingredients:

Eggs 3
Brown sugar 150g
Caster sugar  100g
Milk              175g
Unsalted butter 15g
Horlicks powder 2 tbsp
Plain Flour 175g
Cocoa powder 25g
Baking powder 1 tsp
Baking soda 1/2 tsp

Icing:

Icing sugar 250g
Cocoa powder 1 tsp
Horlicks 45 g
Unsalted butter 125g, at room temperature
Maltesers chocolate to decorate


Method:


  1. Preheat the oven to 170C.
  2. Butter and line two 8"cake tins with baking sheets.
  3. Whisk together eggs and sugars until light and frothy.
  4. Heat the milk, butter and horlicks powder in a small saucepan until the butter has melted and the mixture is hot but not boiling.
  5. Beat the milk mixture into the eggs a little at a time.
  6. Fold in the dry ingredients thoroughly.
  7. Divide the cake batter evenly between the two tins and bake in oven for 25 minutes, till risen and will spring back when pressed gently.
  8. Let them cool on a rack for about 5-10 minutes and then turn them out of their tins.

Icing:

  1. For the icing, put the icing sugar, cocoa and horlicks in the processor and whizz to remove all lumps.
  2. Add the butter and process again.
  3. Stop, scrape down, and start again, pouring the boiling water down the funnel with the motor running until you have a smooth butter cream.
  4. Sandwich the cold sponges with half of thebutter cream and then ice the top with what is left, decorate with Maltesers.

5 comments:

  1. wonderful and innovative recipe..

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  2. Love the way the cake looks n the flavors... addition of Horlicks is the highlight... agree 2 u on the pampering part, days dat will never come back again...

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  3. Such a gorgeous cake, beautifully decorated, ur sister rock.. Love the addition of horlicks and am loving it.

    ReplyDelete
  4. very pretty cake..neat !

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  5. Happe birthday.
    The cake is pretty..

    ReplyDelete
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Sunday, 1 September 2013

Chocolate Maltesers Cake


It always feel good when you have someone to take care of you; someone who enquires whether you had your food or not from time to time; someone who cares about your sleep, health etc. No matter how old we are- we are still children for our parents; and they remain our parents forever.  I got to stay and spend some time with them last week and those days were awesome. We rarely get a chance to be a child at this stage of life when we have to be and act like a matured mom who never does a mistake and who is always right atleast infront of their kids.  To get pampered is a girl's/lady's fundamental right; Isn't it? ;)

It felt like suddenly we fell back into 90s where we stayed together with sisters and bro. The only difference was that my younger sister was not there and we missed her terribly. 


This cake is made by my sister, Hanan on her son's birthday and tasted awesome. The flavor of horlicks blended together with chocolate and maltesers on top was all in all a good combination and melted in mouth within seconds. What all you need ?!
 Ingredients:

Eggs 3
Brown sugar 150g
Caster sugar  100g
Milk              175g
Unsalted butter 15g
Horlicks powder 2 tbsp
Plain Flour 175g
Cocoa powder 25g
Baking powder 1 tsp
Baking soda 1/2 tsp

Icing:

Icing sugar 250g
Cocoa powder 1 tsp
Horlicks 45 g
Unsalted butter 125g, at room temperature
Maltesers chocolate to decorate


Method:


  1. Preheat the oven to 170C.
  2. Butter and line two 8"cake tins with baking sheets.
  3. Whisk together eggs and sugars until light and frothy.
  4. Heat the milk, butter and horlicks powder in a small saucepan until the butter has melted and the mixture is hot but not boiling.
  5. Beat the milk mixture into the eggs a little at a time.
  6. Fold in the dry ingredients thoroughly.
  7. Divide the cake batter evenly between the two tins and bake in oven for 25 minutes, till risen and will spring back when pressed gently.
  8. Let them cool on a rack for about 5-10 minutes and then turn them out of their tins.

Icing:

  1. For the icing, put the icing sugar, cocoa and horlicks in the processor and whizz to remove all lumps.
  2. Add the butter and process again.
  3. Stop, scrape down, and start again, pouring the boiling water down the funnel with the motor running until you have a smooth butter cream.
  4. Sandwich the cold sponges with half of thebutter cream and then ice the top with what is left, decorate with Maltesers.

5 comments:

  1. wonderful and innovative recipe..

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love the way the cake looks n the flavors... addition of Horlicks is the highlight... agree 2 u on the pampering part, days dat will never come back again...

    ReplyDelete
  3. Such a gorgeous cake, beautifully decorated, ur sister rock.. Love the addition of horlicks and am loving it.

    ReplyDelete
  4. very pretty cake..neat !

    Latest post on
    pick quicks -
    Simple-do yourself-kids room concepts
    quick picks - Apple Subji

    ReplyDelete
  5. Happe birthday.
    The cake is pretty..

    ReplyDelete