I am always looking for new cake ideas and this is a fun idea for a birthday cake using malt candies and malt powder. This is a chocolate cake with a malt filling and is topped with a thick chocolate ganache.
In a large mixing bowl, sift together dry ingredients:
- 2 and 1/2 cups flour
- 1 and 1/2 cups sugar
- 3/4 cup cocoa powder
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp baking soda
- 3/4 tsp salt
Mix together wet ingredients and then add into dry:
- 3/4 cup plain unsweetened yogurt
- 1 and 1/4 cups milk mixed with 1 and 1/2 tsp vinegar
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 and 1/2 tsp vanilla
Bake at 350 degrees F for approximately 30 minutes in two 9 inch round parchment lined baking pans. Cool.
- 3/4 cup softened butter
- 3/4 cup malt powder
- 2 and 1/2 cups icing sugar
- pinch salt
- 2 tbsp milk
Once whipped, add prepared chocolate ganache (recipe below) and whip again:
- 2 tbsp chocolate ganache
In a small saucepan, heat until just simmering:
- 1/2 cup whipping cream
The pour over chocolate and whisk:
- 1 and 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Whisk ganache until smooth and let come to room temperature. It will turn thick, glossy and spreadable.
Slice each layer into two so you have 4 layers. Spread a thin layer of malt filling in between each layer and spread a little around the sides as well to smooth the edges. Refrigerate for an hour. Spread the ganache evenly over the sides and top and decorate with malt candies.