There’s nothing better than a good malted chocolate cake. Seriously, it’s super indulging, everyone LOVES it, and the flavor combo is just amazing. I recently fell in love with malted chocolate frosting (seriously you need to go and make it ASAP) and knew that the best thing to pair it with was with a good 2 layer malted chocolate cake. Mind blowing, my friends, my blowing.
How to decorate a malted chocolate cake
I also love how beautiful yet simple this recipe is. The messy frosting is great to keep in your decorating arsenal since it’s super handy during the warmer months. While more elaborated buttercreams might end up looking “sad” for a lack of a better word during Summer this messy frosting thrives on it! It looks polished while embracing (and thriving) in the fact that0s not perfect.
To keep up with the malted chocolate theme I decided to bake one layer in vanilla and the other one in chocolate. It makes the cake blend perfectly good with the frosting and it’s just out of this world good + the visual effect f 2 different colors is pretty unexpected and makes for a nice and sweet surprise.
As always when decorating cakes make sure they are completely cooled down before adding the frosting. Seriously wait till they are really really cool. I usually like to wait one full day between baking them and decorating them, to keep them from losing the moistness I top each cake with a layer of sandwich bread.
I really don’t know the reason behind it but it works like a charm every single time so it’s a really good baking hack to keep in your sleeves and it’s especially handy if you have to bake a lot of treats and want to have a leg up in the race. The sandwich bread thing works so good that’s actually what I used to keep cakes fresh in the bakery when I had to bake huge intricate cakes.
How to make a Malted Chocolate Cake
For the vanilla cake, I used my Fail Proof Vanilla Cake
For the chocolate cake, I used the best Vegan Chocolate Cake
For the frosting, I used the Malted Chocolate Frosting