Elsa requested for a PLAIN chocolate cake
stressing on plain every time she mentioned her cake
she knows her mom all too well
her mom doesn't do plain very well
she's a complicated woman
Since Elsa loves her Maltesers (Mom's more of a KitKat girl herself)
Mom decided to bake Elsa a Malteser-inspired cake
that turns out to look like a Dalek
It's an Extermicake... lol
Chocolate Malt Cake
180g unsalted butter, softened
180g golden caster sugar
3 large eggs
180g self-raising flour
30g malted milk powder
30g cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup buttermilk
Preheat the oven to 160C fan.
Whisk together the flour, cocoa, malted milk powder and salt.
Grease and line baking tin of your choice, in this instance, I'm using a heatproof Pyrex bowl.
Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add eggs one at a time.
Reduce the mixer speed to low and add the dry ingredients in 3 portions and the buttermilk in 2; mix only until it's blended.
Bake for 40 minutes or until the cake feel springy to the touch and start to pull away from the sides of the bowl.
Invert and cool to room temperature.
Chocolate Malt Buttercream
6 oz bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup malted milk powder
1 tbsp cocoa powder
1/4 cup boiling water
8 oz unsalted butter, softened
Pinch of salt
3/4 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups icing sugar, sifted
Melt the chocolate with half the brown sugar in a heatproof bowl set over a saucepan of simmering water.
In another small bowl, whisk the malt powder and cocoa together, pour over 3 tablespoons of the boiling water and whisk until smooth.
Pour the melted chocolate into the hot water- malt-cocoa mixture and stir to blend. Set aside.
Working with a hand mixer in a large bowl, beat the butter on medium speed until soft and fluffy. Add the remaining brown sugar and beat for 2 to 3 minutes until well blended.
Beat in the salt and vanilla extract, then reduce the mixer speed to low.
Add in the chocolate mixture and mix until smooth.
Gradually add the icing sugar.
When all the sugar is in, increase the mixer speed to medium and beat for a couple of minutes.
Lower the speed and add the remaining tablespoon of boiling water, then increase the speed and give the frosting another quick spin.