malted milk cake recipe

Malted milk cake is an amazing treat you should consider adding to your list of dessert. Whether you are looking for a treat to play around with as a foodie, or you are thinking of a dessert for a special event or party, this amazing pastry can be an excellent pick for you. By its name, malted milk cake signals a type of sweet that is natural and uncommon. Finally, a break from chocolate that we all sometimes seek!

Though you can get one from your nearest bakery store, baking yours at home gives you the freedom to regulate the sugar and amount of calories. And it’s cheaper too. But before I take you through the ultimate guide, let’s have a look at the history of malted milk cake.

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Malted Milk Cake History

Malted milk has been around for centuries and is popularly used in baking to give the pastry a distinct flavor. So a malted milk cake is simply a pastry with malted milk and other regular cake ingredients (butter, flour, and sugar).


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Some people add more ingredients like chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon to add a twist and flavor. The treat has been around for so many years, but there is no documentation about when it was discovered.

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However, malted milk has been used in pastry since the 1870s, and today, it still gives promising results. And if you have ever tasted malted milk cake, you can attest to this. But if you haven’t, I will teach you how to prepare one.

Now, let’s get started.


3 cups all-purpose baking flour (sifted)

1 & ½ cup malted milk

1 cup sugar

2 tsp baking powder

5 ml salt

1 cup butter

½ cup fresh whole milk

4 eggs at room temperature


¼ cup confectioner’s sugar

¼ cup of butter

1 cup vanilla malted milk balls (finely crushed)

¼ cup cocoa


  1. Sift the baking flour twice to aerate it. Transfer to a mixer and add salt, baking powder, and sugar. Mix at low speeds for about two minutes until evenly mixed.
  2. Melt the butter and add to the flour mixture. Mix for three minutes at medium speeds to crush the crumbs that may have formed by butter.
  3. Pour the milk, and continue mixing until you get a consistent fluffy batter. Grease the baking pans, and divide the batter equally.
  4. Preheat the oven up to 1800 C. Great three 9” rounded baking pans. Bake for half an hour, and place on a cooling rack, and prepare the frosting.

Preparing The Frosting

  1. Beat the butter in a large bowl until creamy. Add cocoa, confectioner’s sugar, and stir until fully dissolved.
  2. Spread the frosting on the cake top using a piping bag to decorate them. Sprinkle vanilla malted powder and enjoy with a drink of your choice.
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