Thursday, May 14, 2009

Whopper Bars

Found this recipe here. Baking Cakes Galore is a really fun baking blog chock full of yummy desserts. It is a UK blog, so I tried to convert all the ingredients accurately. I'm going to try this one if not tonight then tomorrow, I have been totally craving Whoppers lately and I definitely wanted this one to put in the vault.

Chocolate cake:
3/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into cubes
3/4 cup (6 oz) good quality baking chocolate, broken up into squares
1 3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/4 flour
½ tsp baking powder
½ tsp salt

Malted Milk Topping:
1/2 cup malted milk powder
3 tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp powdered sugar
3/4 cup whoppers, roughly chopped

Use a 13x9 baking pan lined with foil (over lapping at each long side with foil) grease foil. (optional)


Preheat oven to 350°F

For the chocolate base: In a small bowl combine the flour, salt and baking powder set aside for later.

In a large saucepan melt the butter and chocolate stirring frequently. Remove from the heat and stir in the sugar and vanilla extract. Beat in the eggs until blended in and then lastly the flour mixture until it’s fully combined. Spread the mixture over the prepared baking tin levering the top with a spatula. Place into the preheated oven and bake for 25 – 30 minutes or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Cool in the pan on a wire rack.

For the malted milk topping: In a small bowl stir together the malted milk powder, milk and vanilla extract until combined into a smooth mixture. In another bowl, add the butter and powdered sugar and beat together until blended, add to the malted mixture and beat together.

When the chocolate base is nearly cold spread all the malted topping over with a spatula until fully covered and then top with the chopped whoppers. Let set and slice into bars.

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