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I love Maltesers!  To be fair who doesn’t?  Lighter way to enjoy chocolate??  Pah…not when your eating them 5 at a time 😛

Sadly this recipe whilst delicious, is fairly calorific, so save yourself for one of these delicious cakes.  Rich and velvety with lots of lovely ‘chewy bits’, they’re so easy to make and with a little bashing involved, you even get to let off a little steam while making them!!

This recipe makes twelve muffin sized cakes.


You will need:

130g / 5.5 oz Maltesers

6 tablespoons of Sunflower oil

225g / 8 oz plain flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

115 g/ 4 oz soft light brown sugar

2 eggs

250 ml / 9 fl oz semi skimmed milk

55g / 2 oz cocoa powder


  • Preheat oven to 200 / Gas Mark 4
  • In a large bowl, crush the Maltesers.  You don’t need to do this too finely, just make sure there aren’t any whole ones.
  • Add the flour, cocoa, sugar and baking powder to the crushed Maltesers
  • In a large jug or bowl or something inbetween like this…..whisk the eggs.
  • Add the milk and oil to the eggs.
  • Make a well in the dry ingredients and pour the wet ingredients into the middle.
  • Gently stir the wet and dry together until just combined. Do not beat the mixture.
  • Bake for 20 minutes until the cakes are springy to the touch.
  • Allow to cool in the tray.

I think these beautifully glossy cakes look lovely undecorated, but you could always cover with melted chocolate, genache or buttercream?  These cakes are destined for some fairly interesting decor indeed….watch this space!

Love Rachel


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