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Triple Malt Chocolate Cake

by on September 1, 2008 · 11 comments

Malt Cake

The Triple Malt Chocolate Cake from Chowhound was a big success and I’d definitely recommend it for malt lovers.   It was very malty.

UPDATE: I tried some more of this cake on Day 2 and it was even better. I think next time I will use a different frosting. This one tasted good, but had so much butter it really firmed up in the refrigerator. This frosting recipe would probably work very well.

Malted Chocolate Frosting (adapted from a Dorie Greenspan recipe)

6 ounces bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
1/3 cup (packed) light brown sugar
1/4 cup malted milk powder (such as Carnation, Ovaltine or Horlick’s)
1 tablespoon unsweetened natural cocoa powder
1/4 cup boiling water
2 sticks (8 ounces) unsalted, butter, at room temperature
Pinch of salt
3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar

Melt chocolate and half of the brown sugar together in a heat-proof bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water or in top of a double boiler. Let cool slightly.

Stir remaining brown sugar, malted milk powder, cocoa powder and boiling water together in a small bowl or glass measuring cup.

Beat butter in bowl of a standing mixer. When creamy, beat in melted chocolate, followed by malted milk powder mixture. Beat in vanilla. Stir in the powdered sugar; beat until it is well mixed.

Chill mixture for 30 minute to hour or until it is good and cold. Return bowl to stand mixer and beat chilled icing until it becomes light and fluffy.

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Published on September 1, 2008

{ 11 comments… read them below or add one }

clumbsycookie September 1, 2008 at 9:32 am

Glad your friends liked it Anna, it doesn look like a great cake!

VeggieGirl September 1, 2008 at 9:52 am

Oh my, that cake looks phenomenal – no doubt it would be well-received!!

Happy Labor Day!! :-)

Katrina September 1, 2008 at 10:08 am

It looks great. Sorry you didn’t love the maltiness or buttercream. Glad you had some takers for the cake!

Kevin September 1, 2008 at 10:11 am

That cake looks good! It has been too long since I last had malt.

Anna September 1, 2008 at 10:13 am

I didn’t dislike it, it just wasn’t my favorite cake. I wasn’t that hungry when I tried it, so I might like it better today. Plus, I think it is supposed to taste even better on Day 2.

Natalie September 2, 2008 at 9:37 am

That looks SO amazing…Chocolate & Malt is my absolut fav!

Carrie September 4, 2008 at 8:11 pm

I halved the recipe and made this as cupcakes. Very tasty and a fun twist on a traditional chocolate cupcake with vanilla frosting. The cake is better than the frosting. I kept adding powedered sugar to the frosting to tone down the sheer butter texture. Chopped up malted milk balls on top of the cupcakes would have been a great compliment to the frosting, I think. Thanks for sharing!

cathleen September 22, 2008 at 3:58 pm

thank you so much for sharing this! I just made it for my boyfriend’s birthday…he absolutely loves malt. I made them into cupcakes, and they’re adorable. just wanted to say thanks, and i love your blog!

Anna September 22, 2008 at 4:18 pm

Thanks Cathleen!

Carrie September 28, 2008 at 9:55 pm

I made this last week using the Dorie frosting. I brought it into the lounge at work at 8am and it was gone by 11! Delicious.

HoneyB October 6, 2008 at 6:02 pm

This looks like something up my alley. I love chocolate malt!

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