Malted Milk Cake

Cake Ingredients

Chocolate Malt Frosting Ingredients

Serves: enough frosting to fill and frost a three layer 6″ cake

  • 2 cups butter
  • 1½ cups malt powder (We used Carnation’s Malted Milk Powder)
  • 3½ cups powdered sugar
  • ¾ cup melted dark chocolate (We used Ghirardelli 60% Chocolate Chips) Let cool before adding.
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream

Cake Directions

  1. Beat sugar with eggs until smooth.
  2. Add in flour, milk, malt, EVOO, baking powder and vanilla and mix until creamy.
  3. Grease three 6″ baking pans and line bottoms with parchment paper.
  4. Bake at 325 degrees for 25-35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out mostly clean. Do not overbake.
  5. Let cakes cool before removing them from pan.


To assemble cake, mix up a batch of Chocolate Malt Frosting (see below).

Place first cake onto plate or cake round and apply about ½ cup or so of frosting, until smooth. Add the second layer and repeat. Add the third layer, giving the outside of the cake a thin coating of frosting. Refrigerate until firm.

Once the frosting is set, apply another coat of frosting and smooth sides of cake with a cake comb, (with teeth) this will create the grooves for easy decorating.

Make the top smooth with an offset spatula.

Place the remaining frosting in a piping bag fit with a 2D tip (or make your own) and create small swirls on top. Add large chocolate covered malt balls to the swirls and around the base.

Frosting Directions

  1. Beat butter with mixer in large bowl until smooth and creamy.
  2. Add in malt powder, powdered sugar, chocolate, vanilla extract and heavy cream and mix until smooth and fluffy.

NOTE: Our cake turned out fantastic and was only a 2 layers. We added Kit-Kat bars for added decor. This cake was very rich and sweet. Would like to reduce the sugar next time we try this one. The original recipe for Malted Milk Cake can be found at

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