Triple Malt Chocolate Cake

Malt Chocolate 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 for Malt Chocolate Cake (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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  1. says

    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.

  2. Carrie says

    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!

  3. cathleen says

    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!

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