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Chocolate Malt Cake with Chocolate Malt Icing

Chocolate Malt Cake with Chocolate Malt Icing is a WIN. Chocolate layered cake with chocolate frosting AND chocolate ganache is a chocolate lovers dream!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cake, chocolate
Servings: 12
Calories: 1242kcal
Author: Erica Walker


  • 9 inch cake pans


Chocolate Malt Icing:

Chocolate Ganache:


  • Preheat oven to 350. Butter & flour 2, 9-inch baking pans (you may have a little leftover to make a cupcake or two if you want). In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  • In a small bowl, combine milk and malted milk powder, stirring to dissolve. Add milk mixture, oil and eggs to flour mixture, beating at a medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Add sour cream and vanilla, beating just until combined.
  • Pour batter evenly into prepared pans and bake for 20 minutes. Let cool in pans for 10 minutes. Remove cakes from pans and let cool completely on racks. Frost cakes, pour on ganache (after you pour the ganache over the cake. Place the entire cake in the refrigerator and let cool for at least an hour), and garnish with malted milk balls.
  • For the frosting: This makes a lot of frosting... the original recipe makes a little less but I made extra for the layers. The frosting is so good! In a large bowl beat butter and cocoa powder at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. In a small bowl, combine cream and malted milk powder, stirring to dissolve. Add cream mixture to butter mixture, beating at low speed to combine. Gradually beat in powdered sugar until smooth.
  • For the ganache: Place the chopped chocolate into a medium-sized bowl. Heat the heavy cream in a microwavable container and microwave for 3 to 4 minutes on high or until it just begins to simmer; be careful not to allow cream to boil over. Pour the cream over the chocolate and let stand for 30 seconds or so. Using an electric mixer, beat on low until chocolate mixture is smooth. Use as is for glazing.


Calories: 1242kcal | Carbohydrates: 164g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 64g | Saturated Fat: 42g | Cholesterol: 140mg | Sodium: 424mg | Potassium: 912mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 106g | Vitamin A: 1167IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 241mg | Iron: 6mg