Triple Chocolate Cake with Malted Crunch

Triple Chocolate Cake with Malted Crunch
Photo: Cameron Sadeghpour
Prep Time:
45 mins
Bake Time:
25 mins
Cool Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins



  • 2 cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • cup butter, softened

  • 1 ¾ cup granulated sugar

  • 3 eggs

  • 4 ounce unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled

  • 2 teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 ½ cup milk

  • cup malted milk balls, coarsely chopped

Chocolate Buttercream

  • 6 tablespoon butter, softened

  • 4 ½ cup powdered sugar

  • 6 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 5 tablespoon milk

  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla

Chocolate Ganache

  • ½ cup whippping cream

  • 6 ounce semisweet chocolate, chopped

  • ½ cup malted milk balls, coarsley chopped


  1. Line two 9x 1 1/2 inch round cake pans with parchment paper. Grease pans; set aside.

  2. In a medium mixing bowl stir together the flour, 1/2 cup cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

  3. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large mixing bowl beat the butter with electric mixer on medium-high for 30 seconds. Add granulated sugar; beat until combined. Add eggs, one at a time, beating 30 seconds after each. Beat in melted unsweetened chocolate and vanilla. Alternately add flour mixture and 1 1/2 cups milk, beating on low after each addition until thoroughly combined

  4. Divide batter between prepared pans; spread evenly. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes. Remove layers from pans. Cool completely on wire rack.

  5. Place one layer on serving plate. Add a layer of buttercream. Add cake layer, press 1/3 cup coarsely chopped malted milk balls into sides of buttercream. Pour warm Ganache over top. Then sprinkle with 1/2 cup coarsely chopped malted milk balls.

Chocolate Buttercream

  1. In a medium mixing bowl beat 6 tablespoons butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Gradually add 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar and 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder, beating well. Slowly beat in 5 tablespoons milk and vanilla. Gradually beat in enough of the remaining powdered sugar to desired consistency.

Chocolate Ganache

  1. In a medium saucepan bring whipping cream just to boiling over medium-high heat. Remove from heat. Add semisweet chocolate (do not stir). Let stand for 5 minutes. Stir until smooth. Cool for 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

555 Calories
25g Fat
85g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 555
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 32%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 282mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 85g 31%
Total Sugars 63g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 0.1mg 1%
Calcium 87mg 7%
Iron 3.2mg 18%
Potassium 269mg 6%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 40mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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