Monday, February 18, 2013

Triple Chocolate Malt Cake

That's what this delicious creation is all about.
Chocolate malt cake, chocolate malt frosting, chocolate ganache.
Triple Yum!

Oh yeah, and it's decorated with chocolate malt balls too.
Because chocolate is my BFF.

The secret ingredient in this recipe is malted milk powder.
(I found mine by the chocolate milk powder in the store.)
It adds a subtle flavor that brings to mind a chocolate malted milkshake.
Your taste buds are going to love it!!

Triple Chocolate Malt Cake
adapted from Paula Deen's Holiday Baking (2007)
Chocolate Malt Cake
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup malted milk powder
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Chocolate Malt Frosting
  • 1 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup malted milk powder
  • 5 cups confectioners' sugar
  • malted milk balls for garnish
Chocolate Ganache
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Chocolate Malt Cake
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line the bottoms of three 8 or 9 inch round cake pans with wax paper. Grease the sides.

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt. In a small bowl, combine the milk and malted milk powder; stir until dissolved. Add milk mixture, oil and eggs to flour mixture; beat with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth. Add sour cream and vanilla; beat just until combined. Pour the batter into prepared pans. Bake for 20-25 minutes (until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean).

Chocolate Malt Frosting
In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and cocoa powder with electric mixer until creamy. In a small bowl, combine the cream and malted milk powder; stir until dissolved. Add the cream mixture to the butter mixture; beat at low speed until combined. Gradually add confectioners' sugar, beating until smooth.

Chocolate Ganache
Place the chocolate chips in a metal bowl. Heat cream over medium heat. Watch it closely and immediately remove from heat when it starts to boil. Pour over chocolate chips. Let sit for 1 or 2 minutes. Then slowly stir the mixture, stirring until all the chips have completely melted. Mix in the vanilla. Allow to cool until it reaches desired consistency.
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I may or may not have eaten a slice of this chocolatey goodness for breakfast.

Want some more yummy chocolate recipes?
Nutella Chocolate Hazelnut Cupcakes

 Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Cake 

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  1. What a beautiful cake! I just might have to give it a try when my dad asks (again) for chocolate cake on his birthday. Thanks for sharing.

    PS I found you via the link party at Skip to my Lou.

  2. Wow! This cake looks amazing as with all of them that you make!:)

  3. wow!!!!! it's wonderful

  4. This looks so great! Love the malt balls!

  5. Just wow! Looks great and your description has my tummy having hunger pangs!
    The Pantry Door

  6. My mouth is drooling...Looks so good! ^_^

  7. BEAUTIFUL! I love it! I'm addicted to malted desserts. :)

  8. Wow, this is gorgeous and I bet it tastes great. Love your blog.

  9. Looks so good and I want a slice!

  10. Oh Robin! My Dad is a huge whopper fan and his birthday is next month...pinned!

  11. So cute! I wish I could have a slice right now.

  12. Yummy!!!I so want a slice right now!!

  13. This looks A M A Z I N G ! ! ! THANKS for sharing! Pinned ;)


  14. Oh my goodness. This looks amazing. I'm always looking for new recipes. I just love the look of this cake too. Great work. Jodi @

  15. This looks so delicious!!! I wish I could have a slice of it right now!

  16. This looks sinful! I say chocolate cake for breakfast and a tall glass of milk is the breakfast of champions. I am visiting from tater tots and jello.

  17. WOW what an absolutely BEAUTIFUL cake!!!!! Sounds so good!!! I'm a new follower! :)

  18. Hi,

    Just chanced upon ur blog! And I love the pics & recipes. Looking fwd to tryng them at home...
    Drop in sometime on my blog tooo...

  19. What a beauty! I'm ready to grab a fork and dig in!

  20. I love all the shades of chocolate. It's so pretty. Pinned!
    Thanks so much for linking up to Two Cup Tuesday at Pint Sized Baker! I'll see ya again on Monday night!

  21. Thank you so much for sharing your delicious recipe with us at Cast Party Wednesday. I hope you are having a GREAT week! ~Sheryl @ Lady Behind The Curtain~

  22. Beautiful! The addition of malt powder makes this chocolate cake special beyond its pretty outside.

  23. This looks so freakin' fabulous!! My husband wants me to make it for his birthday next weekend, and I can't wait to try it!!

    Quick do you make the little "swirlies" that the malted milk balls are resting on on the top of the cake? I have cake decorating tools, but I've never made those before. Should I just not worry about those? They really look nice, though! I don't want to leave the top naked!


  24. You are the cake queen for sure! This cake looks awesome!
    Thank you for joining the party, hope to see you again on Saturday night!

  25. This was delicious! Can't wait to make it again!

  26. Plz can I have these measurements in grams?


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