5 from 12 votes
Malteser Drip Cake!
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
1 hr

A Three Layer Malt Chocolate Cake with Malt Buttercream Frosting, Malteser Spread, and A Chocolate Drip with oodles of Maltesers!

Course: Cake
Cuisine: Drip Cake
Keyword: Malteser
Servings: 15 Slices
Calories: 542 kcal
Author: Jane's Patisserie
Cake Ingredients
  • 400 g Unsalted Butter/Stork
  • 400 g Light Brown Sugar
  • 8 Medium Eggs
  • 350 g Self Raising Flour
  • 50 g Cocoa Powder
  • 100 g Malt Powder (Horlicks)
Buttercream Ingredients
  • 350 g Unsalted Butter (room temp)
  • 650 g Icing Sugar
  • 100 g Malt Powder
  • 2-4 tbsp Boiling Water
  • 100 g Dark Chocolate
  • 2 tsp Sunflower Oil
  • 200 g Malteser Spread
  • Leftover Buttercream Frosting
  • Maltesers
  • Malteser Buttons
For the Cake!
  1. Heat the oven to 180C/160C Fan and line three 20cm/8inch cake tins with baking parchment – leave to the side.

  2. In a stand mixer, beat together the butter and light brown sugar until light and fluffy. Add in the flour, cocoa powder, malt powder and eggs and beat again briefly till combined – try not to over beat the mixture! 

  3. Divide the mixture between the three tins and smooth it over – bake for 25-30 minutes until a skewer comes out clean when poked, and when the cake springs back.

  4. Once baked, leave the cake to cool in the tin for 10 minutes, and then remove and leave to cool fully on a wire rack. If the cake has domed slightly, leave the cake to cool upside down to flatten it slightly.

For the Buttercream!
  1. In a stand mixer, beat the room temperature butter with an electric mixer until it is smooth and loose and then beat in the icing sugar 1/3 at a time until its fully combined. 

  2. Keep beating the buttercream for a few minutes so it starts to get fluffier and lighter.

  3. Add in the Malt Powder and beat again, adding 1tbsp of Boiling Water at a time till you get the buttercream you want. When its hot summer weather, I usually only add 1 tbsp. 

For the Decoration!
  1. Once the cakes are cooled, put the first layer on the serving plate - spread one or tablespoons of the buttercream onto the top of the first layer, and spread over a tablespoon of the Malteser Spread. 

  2. Add the second cake on top, and then top again with some of buttercream and Malteser spread, and then add the final sponge layer. 

  3. Spread a thin layer or the buttercream around the edges of the cake to fill in any gaps and form a 'Crumb Coat'. Leave this to set in the fridge for 10 minutes, or on the side for 30 minutes until the Buttercream crusts over.

  4. I then spread another layer round, but kept it quite thin as I wanted a naked cake style. However, if you want to fully cover the cake, add more on, and scrape it round till its smooth. 

  5. I use a large metal scraper to do the smoothing. It's easier to roughly spread some around all the edges of the cake, and then smooth it all.

  6. Once finished, melt the dark chocolate in a heat proof bowl until melted. Add in 2tsp of oil and beat till smooth. Using disposable piping bags, pipe it round the edge of the cake, edging over slight bits to create the drip. 

  7. Leave it to set for about 10 minutes, and then add some more malteser spread on top. Alternatively, add the malteser spread on the top first, and then drip around the edges. 

  8. Leave the chocolate/spread to set for about 10 minutes or so, and then pipe the rest of the buttercream on top, and add on some Maltesers, crushed Maltesers, and Malteser Buttons. 

Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Malteser Drip Cake!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 542 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 20g125%
Cholesterol 148mg49%
Sodium 105mg5%
Potassium 351mg10%
Carbohydrates 66g22%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 41g46%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 825IU17%
Vitamin C 0.4mg0%
Calcium 108mg11%
Iron 2.7mg15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.