Malted Milk Ball Cake

Its hip to be square, but this stunning cake can be round too. Use 9x1 1/2-inch-round baking pans instead of the 8-inch-square pans.

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  • Makes: 24 servings
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Bake: 25 mins 350°F
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Malted Milk Ball Cake
Ingredients
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
1 3/4
cups sugar
3
eggs
4
ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
2
teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2
cups milk
1
cup malted milk balls, coarsely chopped
1
recipe Chocolate Malt Glaze
Directions
  1. Line two 9x9x2-inch baking pans with parchment paper. Greast pans; set aside.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl stir together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl beat the butter with electric mixer on medium-high for 30 seconds. Add sugar; beat until combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating 30 seconds after each. Beat in chocolate and vanilla. Alternately add flour mixture and milk, beating on low after each addition until thoroughly combined.
  4. Divide batter between prepared pans; spread evenly. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes. Sprinkle with malted milk balls, pressing in slightly if needed (see Tip below). Continue baking 10 to 15 minutes more (25 minutes total baking time).
  5. Let cakes stand on wire racks while preparing Chocolate Malt Glaze. Spread warm cake with warm glaze.
  6. Keep it Crunchy
  7. For the candy to keep its shape and crunch, partially bake the cakes until nearly set. Press in the chopped balls, then continue baking for the remaining time.
Chocolate Malt Glaze
Ingredients
2/3
cup whipping cream
1/3
cup malted milk powder
1
11 1/2 ounce package milk chocolate pieces
Directions
  1. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, whisk together whipping cream and malted milk powder. Microwave on 50% power (medium) for 2 minutes or until bubbly.
  2. Place chocolate pieces in another medium heat-proof bowl; pour hot whipping cream mixture over chocolate pieces. Let stand 5 minutes; stir until smooth.
Nutrition Facts (Malted Milk Ball Cake)
    Per serving:
  • 319 kcal cal.,
  • 17 g fat
  • (10 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 4 g monounsatured fat),
  • 51 mg chol.,
  • 195 mg sodium,
  • 40 g carb.,
  • 2 g fiber,
  • 27 g sugar,
  • 5 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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