This year, go all out on Red Nose Day - come together with friends and have fun baking with Maltesers® while also raising money for Comic Relief by creating this sensational chocolate dome cake with a surprise middle.
When it comes to sharing fun moments with your nearest and dearest, baking has to be one of the nation’s top picks – especially when you add in Maltesers® and Comic Relief.
With one of the UK’s favourite chocolate treats and one of Britain’s best-loved charities in the mix, it’s a win-win situation. Not only can you enjoy and share the deliciously light chocolate in all manner of wonderfully tempting baked delights, but you’ll also be raising money for a really good cause at the same time.
That’s because Maltesers®, the official partner of the major UK charity, is again this year selling specially designed Red Nose Day packs to help raise £1 million for the charity, with 5p being donated from every pack sold.
And, since the much-loved chocolate is the perfect baking ingredient, Maltesers® is also sharing a selection of delicious recipes with you so you can have a laugh with friends and bake yourselves silly. All in the name of a charity that works tirelessly year round for a just world, free from poverty.
You can find a variety of simple and tasty recipes online at maltesers.co.uk, but in the meantime, try making the easy and delectable sweet treat here, Maltesers® surprise cake, to get going.
Maltesers® surprise cake recipe
Prep: 40 mins
Cook: 1 hrs 20 mins plus cooling
- 175g caster sugar
- 175g butter, softened
- 2 medium eggs
- 1 medium egg yolk
- 175g self-raising flour
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 x 121g packet Maltesers®
- a little apricot jam
For the icing:
- 1 x 121g packet of Maltesers®
- 2-3 tbsp single cream or milk
1 Heat the oven to 160C/140C fan/gas 3. Lightly grease a dome-shaped cake tin or 20cm heatproof Pyrex bowl.
2 Beat together the sugar, butter, eggs, egg yolk, flour and vanilla extract using an electric food mixer for about 2 mins until pale. Spoon into the prepared tin or bowl, level the surface and bake for 1 hr 5-10 mins, or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean.
3 Remove from the heat and leave to cool for 10 mins, then turn out on to a wire rack and leave to cool completely.
4 Place the cake on a plate, then cut in half horizontally across the middle and hollow out the centre of the bottom slice with a pastry cutter, within 1.5cm of the edges. Fill with as many Maltesers® as possible and put the top back on, brushing on warmed apricot jam to help it stick, then press down.
5 For the icing, place the Maltesers® in a plastic bag and, using a rolling pin, very finely crush. Transfer to a pan with the cream or milk and bring slowly to the boil, stirring until the Maltesers® are melted and smooth. Remove from the heat and allow to cool until the mixture is thick enough to spread. Spread over the cake and arrange any remaining Maltesers® around the edges. Allow to cool completely before serving.
Read the Maltesers® guide to throwing a Red Nose Day bake sale for tips on selling your creation to raise money for charity.