Delicious and easy chocolate and malt loaf cake topped with a Malteser spread flavoured buttercream covered with oodles of Maltesers!
This is such an easy loaf cake that can be mixed all in one bowl, poured into a loaf tin and hey presto – you’ve got a cake bursting with chocolate malt flavour just begging to be topped with even more Malteser goodness!
Easy loaf cake
This Malteser Loaf Cake is perfect for you if you don’t have time to faff around making layer cakes or only have access to a loaf tin.
Granted, it may not be as pretty and presentable as a layer cake but it tastes so DAMN GOOD and is very quick and easy to make.
I’ve used a really simple chocolate cake recipe and added two heaped tablespoons of Horlicks to get the malty taste, Ovaltine or any other malt-based drink powder will also work. The chocolate cake has a beautifully light crumb and amazing flavour.
The crowning glory here is the Malteser buttercream. I achieved this by adding around half a jar of Maltesers spread to vanilla buttercream icing.
I did find that I had to use a large open star nozzle to pipe the buttercream on top of the baked cake and the end result didn’t look anywhere near as polished as it did in my head.
I would usually use a Wilton 2D nozzle to frost loaf cakes. Like with this Biscoff Loaf Cake. The 2D tip makes a lovely pattern but unfortunately, when I tried to use it with the Malteser buttercream I couldn’t get it to pipe very well. This is because the Malteser spread has bits of crushed Maltesers in it which couldn’t pass through the nozzle.
But who cares what it looks like? The taste makes up for what the cake lacks in the looks department!
If you don’t have a large nozzle you still have options. You could:
- Use a piping bag with the end snipped off and don’t add a piping nozzle
- Spread the buttercream on top of the cake using a palette knife
- Skip the buttercream step altogether and spread the top of the cake with warmed Malteser spread
To finish this amazeballs loaf cake off I covered it with loads of whole and crushed Maltesers.
I hope you enjoy this easy Malteser Loaf Cake as much as we did. It was an absolute pleasure to bake and devour!
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Chocolate and Malt Loaf Cake
- 175 g unsalted butter softened
- 175 g golden caster sugar
- 3 large eggs
- 175 g self raising flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 30 g cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp Malt powder Horlicks or Ovaltine
- 100 ml milk whole or semi skimmed
- 160 g unsalted butter softened
- 250 g icing sugar
- 175 g Maltesers spread
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp double cream
- 100 g Maltesers whole and crushed
To make the Chocolate and Malt Loaf Cake
- Heat oven to 160ºC/140ºC fan/gas 3/320ºF Line a 2lb/900g loaf tin with baking paper.
- Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, beat in the eggs followed by the flour, baking powder, cocoa powder and malt powder. Slowly add the milk and beat until the batter has loosened and all the ingredients are fully combined.
- Transfer the cake batter to the loaf tin and bake in the centre of the oven for 45 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre of the cake comes out clean. Leave the cake to cool completely in the tin while you make the Malteser buttercream.
To make the Malteser Buttercream
- Beat the softened butter until pale and creamy.
- Add the icing sugar to the butter and beat for 3-4 minutes.
- Add the Maltesers spread, vanilla extract and double cream and continue to beat until smooth.
- Transfer to a piping bag fitted with a large open star nozzle (see notes) and pipe the buttercrean on top of the cooled chocolate and malt loaf cake.
- Decorate with whole and crushed Maltesers.
- To make the cake batter you can use an electric handheld whisk, stand mixer with the paddle attachment or mix by hand.
- You can snip the end off a piping bag and use it without a nozzle or spread the buttercream on top of the cake using a palette knife
- Malteser Loaf Cake will keep fresh in an airtight container for up to 5 days.