Chocolate Malt Cake Recipe


Tips for Making Chocolate Malt Cake

Buckle up, we’re making Chocolate Malt Cake from scratch. This rich, fudgy, gooey layer cake is packed with malted fudge, malted milk crumbs, and charred marshmallows — plus lots of malted chocolate frosting.




YIELDS: Makes 1 six inch layer cake. Serves 8-12

Malt Crumb

Malt Crumb

Step 1

Heat the oven to 250°f.

Step 2

Combine the 25 g (⅓ cup) milk powder, the flour, cornstarch, 20g of ovaltine, sugar, and salt in a medium bowl. Toss with your hands to mix. Add the melted butter and toss, using a spatula, until the mixture starts to come together and form small clusters.

Step 3

Spread the clusters on a parchment- or silpat-lined sheet pan and bake for 20 minutes. The crumbs should be sandy at that point, and your kitchen should smell like buttery heaven. Cool the crumbs completely.

Step 4

Crumble any milk crumb clusters that are larger than ½ inch in diameter, and put the crumbs in a medium bowl. Combine the 15g of ovaltine and milk powder and toss together with crumbs until it is evenly distributed throughout the mixture.

Step 5

Pour the white chocolate over the crumbs and toss until your clusters are enrobed. Then continue tossing them every 5 minutes until the white chocolate hardens and the clusters are no longer sticky. The crumbs will keep in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer for up to 1 month.

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