Malteaser Topped Chocolate Birthday Cake

So this weekend was my husbands birthday and I usually try to make something a little extravagant and a lot out of my comfort zone, this year I was inspired by the Malteaser Christmas Pudding cake I have seen making the rounds as my husband loves Malteasers but of course I had to take the ‘Christmas’ out of it. So I had a practise run with my Malteaser cupcakes and decided that I could do this (can I?) so here is my attempt at a Malteaser Topped Chocolate Birthday Cake:


For the Cake;

  • 5 oz of Castor Sugar
  • 6 ½ oz of Plain Flour
  • 1 ½ level tsp of Baking Powder
  • 1 level tsp of Bicarbonate of Soda
  • 2 tbsp of Cocoa
  • 2 Lightly Beaten Eggs
  • ¼ pt of Milk
  • ¼ pt of Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp of Hot Water

For the Filling

  • 3 oz of Butter
  • 4 oz of Icing Sugar

For the Topping;

  • 6 oz of Butter
  • 6 oz of Icing Sugar
  • 2 oz of Cocoa
  • 500g of Malteasers (2.5 bags)
Malteaser Topped Chocolate Birthday Cake
Malteaser Topped Chocolate Birthday Cake


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 150c (Fan) and grease a 8” cake tin
  2. Sieve all of the dry ingredients into a bowl and mix together thoroughly
  3. Mix the oil, milk and eggs into a jug
  4. Gradually add the oil, milk and eggs to the dry ingredients and mix until smooth
  5. Once the mixture is smooth add the hot water and mix
  6. Poor the mixture into the tin
  7. Place in the oven for 30-35 minutes
  8. Once the cake has cooked allow to cool thoroughly before starting on the filling
  9. To make the filling sieve the icing sugar into a bowl
  10. Then add the butter and mix until you have a smooth mixture
  11. Cut the cake half way through (and as evenly as possible)
  12. Spread the frosting onto the bottom piece before gently placing the top back on
  13. Then you can make the topping
  14. To make the topping sieve the icing sugar and cocoa together
  15. Add the butter and cream until smooth
  16. Then use the frosting to cover the whole cake, top and sides, this does not need to be smooth or even but a thick layer is needed
  17. Once this is complete you can start adding the malteasers, I did this by starting in the middle at the top of the cake and working my way out in sort of circles as you can see in the picture
  18. This is time consuming but once you are done, you can show the person whose birthday it is and eat!

Note: This recipe is in different measurements than I normally use as it has been passed down to us from a family member, but rest assured it makes the best chocolate cake!

This Malteaser Topped Chocolate Birthday Cake took ages to make, but honestly, it looks so good when it is completed that it makes it totally worth it, usually I have a high chance of failure with big cakes (hence why I stick with cupcakes) but this makes me really proud. As ever the cake is super moist so this contrasts deliciously with the crunch of the Malteasers!

Now what am I going to do next year!


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Oh my, Chantelle!

    This cake is so unique and interesting. I never dreamed of such a thing, but now I believe I must try to make one! What a challenge! So glad you posted about it. I have plenty of time to practice for my own Hubster’s birthday, since it is not until November. I am so glad I found your wonderful blog, your recipes are one of a kind and NEW to me. I hope you love Germany. I have never been there, but am enjoying learning about the country. Best to you!

    “Blue” (AKA Dawn at Blue Willow)

    1. Thank you for your lovely words, I would love to see a picture if you make this recipe 🙂

  2. Hey happy pixel, you have a lot of cool recipes here 😉

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