Chocolate Malt Cake With Maltesers

Chocolate Malt Cake With Maltesers

The best chocolate malt cake ever!

Ever wonder how sad the world would be without chocolate cake? Everyone loves a good chocolate cake, and making chocolate cake from scratch is so easy!

But Malted Chocolate Cake? I owe the person, who came up with this twist on chocolate cake, a thousand thankyous. To an already rich, chocolate-y and moist cake, it adds a wonderful malted flavor that will have anyone swooning!

And the smooth as silk chocolate malt frosting? Cherry on top.

chocolate malt cake

This malted chocolate cake recipe comes together in a giffy, and is guaranteed to impress. I decorated this one with Maltesers to keep it simple.

But I have made this cake plenty of times without frosting; whenever someone would crave it and I didn’t have much time on hand to whip up a frosting.

Once for a party, I even made it into this Chocolate Malt Drip Cake (which by the way the guests loved!)

chocolate malt cake

Do I have you convinced? Here goes the recipe!

Chocolate Malt Cake

The Ovenist
5 from 1 vote
Course Dessert
Cuisine American



  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ cup sugar
  • ¾ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup Chocolate malt powder Horlicks Milo, Ovaltine
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence


  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup chocolate malt powder Horlicks Milo, Ovaltine
  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • 4-5 tablespoons cream cheese Philadelphia



  • Preheat oven to 180°c. Butter and flour two 8-inch or 9-inch pans. (I used three 8-inch pans to make three layers but only used two layers for the cake)
  • In a medium bowl, add the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt and whisk to combine.
  • In a separate bowl, combine milk and malted milk powder. Stir till the malted milk powder dissolves in the milk. Add oil and eggs to this mixture and whisk well to combine.
  • Add this liquid mixture to the flour mixture and beat at medium speed just until smooth.
  • Next, add the sour cream and vanilla. Beat just until combined.
  • Pour batter evenly into prepared pans. Bake the cakes for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove the cakes from the oven and let cool in pans for 10 minutes. Run a butter-knife along the sides of the cake to loosen the sides. Invert on wire racks to cool completely.


  • In a large bowl, add butter and cocoa powder. On medium speed, beat until until creamy.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together cream and malted milk powder and then add it into the butter mixture. Beat at low speed to combine.
  • Now, sift the confectioners’ sugar in two parts and beat until combined.
  • Finally, and cream cheese and beat until smooth.
  • Spread frosting between layers and on the top and sides of cake.
  • Chill the cake in the fridge before decorating it with Maltesers.


Sour cream substitute: In one cup whipped yogurt, add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice. Keep aside for 10 minutes then use in the recipe
You can make the drips using a piping bag or a bottle with a small nozzle.
Cake and frosting recipe credits: Maham Alavi 
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2 thoughts on “Chocolate Malt Cake With Maltesers”

  • 5 stars
    I am planning to make this for my son’s birthday. Can I double the recipe to make a taller cake? TIA!

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