Malt Cake
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 1 cake
  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup malt powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ cup whole milk, room temperature
  • 1 recipe white chocolate Swiss meringue buttercream (recipe below)
  • Chocolate eggs (optional)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease and flour three 6-inch round baking pans.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, malt powder, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a mixer, beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy.
  4. Beat in the eggs one at a time. Once the last egg is added, beat until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  5. Stir in the vanilla extract and scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl.
  6. Add one third of the flour mixture into the butter mixture, then stir in half the milk. Add in another third of the flour, then the remaining milk. Gently fold in the remaining flour mixture.
  7. Evenly divide the batter among the baking pans and bake until the bakes are a golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean. , about 30 - 35 minutes. Do not check the cakes until about 20 - 25 minutes, as the cake does fall easily.
  8. Allow the cakes to cool for about 10 minutes in the pans, then transfer to wire racks. Allow to cool to room temperature.
  9. Tightly wrap each cake in plastic wrap and store in the freezer while you make the buttercream.
  10. Trim the sides and level the cake as needed.
  11. Add (undyed frosting, if adding color) frosting between the layers of the cake and add a crumb coat (a thin layer of frosting all over the cake). Chill the cake until the frosting is stiff.
  12. Add frosting all around the cake and smooth. If adding color, add the colored frosting in random places over the cake and smooth down again. Decorate the cake with chocolate eggs, if using.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 slice Calories: 454
Recipe by A Cookie Named Desire at