Sara must also get extra kudos for the way in which she handled her first, disappointing attempt. Rather than serve up sub-standard cake she bit the bullet and apologised to the group with her first email of the day:
Subject: Fellow cakers....
Last night I had a cake disaster, which resulted in a hard cake!!!!!! I was unable to make another and did not want to disappoint you all with a rubbish cake so today I am cake-less!
I will however make a cake, which I will bring in on Wednesday. It will still be Malteaser cake (although I will not be using the same recipe!)
I can only apologies for my failure to provide cake on this fine Monday morning and hope that I will still remain a valued member of the club.
Sara's Malteaser Cake
7oz plain flour
1 oz cocoa
8oz butter, softened
8oz caster sugar
1.5tsp baking powder
Cocoa to taste
Icing sugar to taste
Malteasers (as many as you like!)
1. Preheat the oven to 180°C
5. Pour the mix into a lined 8" round cake tin and bake for approximately 25 minutes or until done (i.e. when the cake is moving away from the sides of the tin, the top springs back at a touch or a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean).