This beautiful black and white cake gets an old-school touch from the signature malt shop flavor.
Makes: 12 servings
Prep: 30 mins
Bake: 35 mins
Decorate: 30 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 35 mins
- 2 3/4 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 8 ounce sticks unsalted butter, softened
- 2 cups sugar
- 5 eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 1 cup plus 2 tbsp. milk
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 2 1/2 sticks (10 oz. total) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1/4 salt
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 5 confectioners' sugar, sifted
- 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 cup malt powder
- 2 cups malted milk balls
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees . In a bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder and salt.
- In an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat the butter on high until creamy, 2 minutes. With the machine on, gradually add the sugar and beat, scraping the bowl, until fluffy, 8 minutes. Beat in the eggs one at a time, scraping the bowl. Beat in the vanilla. At low speed, add the flour mixture in three additions, alternating with the milk. At medium speed, mix until smooth.
- Transfer 2 cups of batter to another bowl; stir in cocoa powder. Divide and pour the remaining yellow batter into two 9-inch round cake pans. Spoon blobs of cocoa batter on top of the yellow batter. Using a butter knife, swirl in the cocoa blobs. Bake for 35 minutes; invert and let cool on a rack.
- In an electric mixer, beat the butter and salt at medium speed until creamy about 1 minute. Beat in melted and cooled chocolate and vanilla until thoroughly combined, about 1 minute.
- Dissolve malt powder into the cream. Set aside.
- Sift in the confectioners' sugar, 1 cup at a time, mixing at low speed to incorporate (the mixture will be crumbly). Beat at medium speed for 1 minute, then increase to high speed and beat until smooth, 3 to 4 minutes. Gradually add cream and malt mixture then beat until fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes.
- Place one cake, rounded side up, on a cake stand. Spread with 1 cup Chocolate Malt Frosting. Sprinkle with 1/3 cup chopped malted milk balls. Top with the remaining cake, flat side up. Spread with the remaining frosting. Decorate with more candies.
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- Recipe originally published in the "Instant Expert! Mix & Match Cakes" booklet.