...although probably not if you stick a cake and a large quantity of chocolate buttercream underneath them!
This is a truly heavenly cake, and, true to my name, is deliciously decadent! A rich chocolate sponge with a hint of maltiness covered in the most divine chocolate buttercream. It has to be tried by all in my opinion!
The Ingredients for the cake:
Butter, caster sugar, dark soft brown sugar, eggs, Horlicks, milk, plain flour, cocoa, baking powder, and bicarbonate of soda.
In a bowl put the caster sugar, brown sugar, and the eggs, and beat together.
Next, in a small bowl or mug, heat the butter, milk and Horlicks until the butter has melted and the Horlicks dissolved. The add this into the sugar and eggs mixture and beat in.
Add the plain flour, cocoa, baking powder, and bicarbonate of soda to the mixture and beat thoroughly.
The mixture will be fairly thick and smooth - pour into two prepared cake cases (around 20cm) and bake in the oven (180) for 25-30 minutes.
Once cooked (check in the normal way - a cake skewer inserted should come out clean), leave to cool in their tins for a few minutes and then turn out onto a cooling rack and leave until completely cold. Once cold make up the buttercream and sandwich the two halves together.
Icing sugar, butter, Horlicks, and cocoa powder; maltesers for decoration.
Place all the ingredients into a food processor, place the lid on and blitz until you have a smooth and fairly thick buttercream.
Spread half the buttercream onto one of the cakes and then sandwich the two halves together.
Use the remain buttercream to cover the top of the cake.
Arrange maltesers on the top of the cake in a pattern of your choosing!
And there you have it! Beautiful!
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