Christmas Baking: Caramel Malteser Bomb

24 December 2016

Seen as it is Christmas Eve, it seemed like a perfect time to share my Christmas Day Bake with you all. Every year me and my family try to create a festive dessert for the special day and this year we went for a 'Caramel Malteser Bomb' I was unbelievable happy with how this came out and it is so easy to create! It looks perfect on a cake stand as a centrepiece! If you want to know how to create this, carry on reading!

You will need:
6oz caster sugar
6oz self raising flour
6oz softened butter
3 Eggs
A slow cooker
Pyrex bowl
Grease proof Paper
Elastic Band
Caramel
Maltesers
Chocolate icing



Method:
  • Start by coating the inside of your Pyrex bowl with butter to make sure the cake does not stick when it is cooked, use either a pastry brush or a piece of kitchen roll to apply.
  • Using a hand whisk, or electric whisk, Combine the butter and sugar together in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy.
  • Using a spatula, fold in the flour making sure everything is thoroughly mixed together.
  • Crack in your 3 eggs and mix until fully combined.
  • At this point, add 3 tea spoons of Cocoa powder, and a drizzle of caramel, I used this one.
  • Transfer your mixture into your butter coated bowl, smooth out and add more caramel sauce on top.
  • Cut your grease proof paper big enough to fit around the bowl, and create a pleat in the paper like so. You pleat the paper so it leaves room for the cake to expand.
  • Place paper on top of the bowl and tie an elastic band around the bowl to keep everything secure.
  • Turn on your slow cooker, place the bowl in the centre and half fill the slow cooker with water.
  • Place on a high heat for 2-3 hours, or until cooked completely, you can poke a skewer in the centre of the cake to check if it is cooked through.
  • Once cooked, carefully remove from the slow cooker, loosen the grease proof paper and flip out onto a plate.
  • Leave the cake to completely cool overnight.
  • Once cooled, you can add more of the caramel, but it's down to personal preference. I added more because I have a huge sweet tooth! Poke your cake a few times with a skewer and pour over your caramel making sure it soaks right through.
  • Once you've added your caramel (which you don't have too), you can cover your cake in icing. Seen as we just made ours this morning we was in a bit of a rush needing it for this afternoon so we used this, which worked just as well. 
  • Smooth the icing as best as you can. but you don't have to worry too much about it being perfect as it will be covered in Maltesers.
  • Once coated in icing you can add the Maltesers. Start by making a cross on the cake, and then fill in the sides, this makes it much easier and has a neater finish and everything is symmetrical.
  • To finish lightly dust icing sugar over the cake, and add a sprig of holly to decorate.


I hope you like this post and if you do recreate this, please send me a tweet or tag me on Instagram, I would love to see how they came out! Lastly thank you for being here another year and for sticking around. I wouldn't be where I am without my readers, new and loyal. I hope you all have a lovely lovely Christmas and I can't wait to see what everybody received and to read all your Christmas posts!

Love always,

Kimberley x


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