A little afternoon tea gathering with Maltesers!

One of the most vivid childhood memories I have is going grocery shopping with my Mum and sister every Saturday evening. As tedious as this may sound, for me and my sister it meant one thing: a small, red bag of rounded mini chocolate bites by the end of our grocery trip! See, my Mum would allure me and my sister to join her by promising to buy us a bag of Maltesers each, on the condition that we would eat them throughout the weekend and be quiet while she was going through her shopping list. And this trick worked every single time, because neither me nor my sister could resist Maltesers chocolates (and who can?). Oh, the happiness of letting the chocolate melt in the mouth until I’d taste the honeycomb centre…

As it happens with most childhood memories, this little ritual of ours has turn into a habit in my adulthood life, and so every time I crave something sweet to nibble with my tea at nights, Maltesers it is! Nowadays, I am much more organised and I even have my own chocolate box next to the tea bags bucket, so that I never run out of them. Two to three of these little chocolate balls with my cuppa and I am a happy girl!

Malteser's chocolate cake
Malteser's chocolate cake
One of the most rich chocolate cakes I have ever tried in my life!

This week, my friend Rachel (who is 7 months pregnant!) visited me from Livingston with her gorgeous Pomeranian puppy, Milo. As I hadn’t seen her for almost six months – last time we chatted it was when she revealed to me that she was 5 weeks pregnant, how quickly time flies! – I prepared a little afternoon date and invited the girls to join us! Of course, there is not a girls’ gathering without cake and what better than a Maltesers smash cake (yes, you read this right, a Maltesers chocolate CAKE!) that came in the shape of a giant Malteser chocolate!

Malteser's chocolate cake

I laid my vintage tea set and spoons on the table, put the kettle on and placed the chocolate cake in the centre of the arrangement. As soon as the girls arrived, we made some tea and toasted our mugs to Rachel’s exciting new life Chapter before breaking the chocolate cake shell to find a wonderful surprise beneath it! Much to our amusement, the chocolate cake might have looked like a giant Maltesers chocolate but in reality, it was a malt drizzled sponge cake with chocolate flavour frosting, topped with loads of mini Maltesers chocolates, all covered by this chocolate shell that hide under all this goodness! It was truly, a chocolate lovers heaven.

Malteser's chocolate cake

We cut pieces of the cake and the ummmms and yummms started as soon as we had a few spoonfuls of it. The malt drizzled sponge was soft and light and the mini chocolate balls went down so well with sips of Early Grey tea. Needless to say, we had at least two pieces of cake each, that’s how good it was!

We spent our evening chatting, drinking tea, watching the dogs play and occasionally stealing a Maltesers chocolate ball from the cake, such is the temptation when you have a Maltesers cake in front of you.

Rachel told me all about her pregnancy and how she feels as a mama-soon-to-be! It was lovely to see her talk with so much enthusiasm about these past months, the baby’s nursery and future plans. Cruz and Milo did not stop playing during the entire time and we decided to stand up and go for a little walk only after Milo started asking out! It was the perfect girls evening and I cannot wait to do it all over again in a couple of months’ time with little girl Elly in our arms.

Have you ever tried a Maltersers smash cake before? What is your favourite childhood memory?

Anastasia

This is a paid partnership with Maltesers, but all opinions expressed are mine. You can find the Maltesers smash cake available at ASDA for £14.00. Thank you for reading Natbee’s and for supporting the brands that make Natbee’s happen.

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65 Comments
  • Kelsey Martino
    February 4, 2019

    Wow, that looks good. I’ve never been a fan of Maltesers though. Always preferred Whoppers which are a bit similar but obviously taste different. But the cake is making me hungry.

    • Anastasia
      February 11, 2019

      I have never tried Whoppers, I wonder if they’re available in the UK. The cake was really good indeed, very rich and pergect for an afternoon gathering x

  • Lovely Amusan
    February 5, 2019

    The Maltesers cake looks delicious, I am craving cake now after seeing your amazing pictures!

    xoxo
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    • Anastasia
      February 11, 2019

      Hehe, it was thanks Lovely! Definitely worth trying it ?

  • Joanne
    February 6, 2019

    Oh my God this looks delicious!!! I have never seen a Maltesers chocolate, definitely going to buy it from Asda. Did you have a good time with Rachel and the dogs?x

  • Nicole
    February 7, 2019

    I found your gorgeous pictures on Pinterest and even though at first I thought this is a cake you baked yourself, I am so glad to see that it’s something you can actually buy from the supermarket! Do you know if it is available in any other supermarket? Our local Asda is a bit far away from where I am based. Thank you!

    Nicole x

    • Anastasia
      February 11, 2019

      Hi Nicole, why thank you! You are so kind ? I’m not quite sure, I’ve been told is available at Asda but it’s always worth checking online and if you cannot find it somewhere else, then why not place an ASDA online order? ?

  • Katerina
    February 7, 2019

    This looks delicious! Wish I could find it in the Greek supermarkets!

    • Anastasia
      February 11, 2019

      Aww thank you! I wish I could send you some ❤️

  • Anais
    February 9, 2019

    I am not a fan of Maltesers but this cake is so beautiful and actually looks delicious!!!

    • Anastasia
      February 11, 2019

      I like Maltesers because they bring back to me great childhood memories. The cake was really good, worth a try!

  • aditi oberoi malhotra
    February 9, 2019

    Looks yum! Definitely gonna try this.
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    • Anastasia
      February 11, 2019

      Please do and let me know what you think of it! X

  • Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's
    February 10, 2019

    What an epic cake!! Being an adult means putting together your own chocolate box instead of having to beg your mother for chocolates! ;D I have two younger brothers, and I remember that me and the older younger brother always got fruit cakes for birthdays, but our youngest brother got ice cream cake for his birthdays, which the other two of us thought was so unfair haha.

    • Anastasia
      February 11, 2019

      We’d always have chocolate birthday cake made by our mum ??? we loved the decoration and bonbon she’d get on top of them! Great memories!!!

  • Laila
    February 10, 2019

    Oh my goodness!! This looks absolutely scrumptious. I like those vintage plates too x

    • Anastasia
      February 11, 2019

      Thanks Laila, I love a good charity bargain x

  • Rena
    February 10, 2019

    Wow, it looks delicious!
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  • Simone
    February 10, 2019

    This cake looks very divine! I’m loving Maltesers to bits.

    xx Simone
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    • Anastasia
      February 11, 2019

      I love them too. Little, delicious chocolate balls ?

  • Zorica
    February 10, 2019

    This look so delicious.
    xx
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  • Via Singh
    February 11, 2019

    Oooh! Looks like you guys had a great time. It is always special to spend time with friends and family. But the star of this post is the cake that you have featured. OMG! It looks so ummmm and yummy. You have tempted me enough with it that, I have to go down and get some chocolate cake for myself. 🙂

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    • Anastasia
      February 11, 2019

      It was a lovely evening, thank you! We had the dogs playing, the window view and a delicious cake in front of us, what more to ask for ??

  • Chloe Rose
    February 11, 2019

    Wow! I will take 10 of these cakes please! Such beautiful photography!!

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    • Anastasia
      February 11, 2019

      Thanks Chloe, definitely worth it hehe x

  • Linda Libra Loca
    February 11, 2019

    That cake looks absolutely delicious! And I agree, what good would a Girls Day be without some chocolate cake.

    Anne|Linda, Libra, Loca

    • Anastasia
      February 11, 2019

      Absolutely!!! Girls love chocolate more than diamonds, right? X

  • Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty
    February 11, 2019

    That looks so delicious and it sounds like you had a good time.

    Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty

  • Kara
    February 11, 2019

    That cake looks so good! I’ve never been this hungry reading a post before haha. And that sounds like it was a lovely afternoon!

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    • Anastasia
      February 14, 2019

      Aww bless you Kara! The chocolate cake was indeed delicious and it was a great evening with friends <3
      x

  • FASHION TALES
    February 11, 2019

    This is lovely, decadent and it sounds like a great catch up with your friend Rachel. I love cute teacups. I am meeting up with a friend I’ve not seen in a long time this week, so I’m excited.

    • Anastasia
      February 14, 2019

      Sounds like you have a great evening on the cards! Enjoy 🙂

  • Missy May
    February 12, 2019

    OMG you are killing me here with this. Looks so good and yummy!

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  • Gemma
    February 13, 2019

    Oh wow this looks absolutely delicious!

    Have a great week.

    Gemma x
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    • Anastasia
      February 14, 2019

      It was delicious indeed, thank you Gemma you too!x

  • Jessica Guarnizo
    February 13, 2019

    Okay, now I’m hungry…that cake looks delicious!! Also, what a sweet childhood memory! <3

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    • Anastasia
      February 14, 2019

      Thanks Jessica, its amazing how we connect flavours and smells to our childhood years, isnt it? x

  • roseline
    February 15, 2019

    Look very tempting, and that much more appealing and delicious!
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  • Kelsey Bang
    February 16, 2019

    what a fun and pretty treat!
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  • Jessica
    February 17, 2019

    This cake is a thing of beauty! Stunningly good!
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  • Oh, I just love those childhood memories! And that cake’s got to be delicious!

  • Ernestine
    February 20, 2019

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  • Mercy
    February 21, 2019

    Looks decadent and pretty! I like your China ware too, such a fun afternoon tea.

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    • Anastasia
      March 11, 2019

      Thank you! Got them from the local charity shop x

  • Naya
    February 21, 2019

    Wow, this dessert looks epic! I’ve never seen anything quite like it, especially considering it is filled with Maltesers! What a treat, enjoy xx

    Naya
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    • Anastasia
      March 11, 2019

      It was so fulfilling I cannot even tell you! Delicious!

  • jade bevan
    February 25, 2019

    amazing post !!

    jadieegosh

  • Emily
    March 6, 2019

    Oh my gosh my mouth is watering! This looks SO DELICIOUS!

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  • Ivana Split
    May 29, 2019

    that chocolate cake looks delicious.

  • That cake, tho!!!! We are doing a tea time soon and I can’t wait!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

  • Patrycja Dubert
    June 14, 2019

    Looks soooo delicious ♥
    xoxo
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  • Samantha Mariko
    June 15, 2019

    Maltesers looks like a lovely place to get afternoon tea and dainty desserts!! There are some places in Japan that do afternoon teas but I’m sure it’s not as fancy as this!
    xo Samantha

    • Anastasia
      June 17, 2019

      Aww thanks Sam, so kind of you to say this!x

  • Jacob
    June 17, 2019

    This cake looks nice and yummy. I like cheesecake tho
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    • Anastasia
      June 20, 2019

      Cheesecake is good too, but chocolate always wins for me!x