Chocolate Malted Cake
To get that nostalgic ice cream parlor flavor in every bite, we added malted milk powder to the chocolate frosting and sprinkled crushed malted milk balls between the cake layers.
Why This Recipe Works
Blooming the cocoa powder in boiling water and adding instant espresso powder to the batter produces deep chocolate flavor. Sour cream adds moisture and tang. Malted milk powder mixed into chocolate frosting gives this three-layer cake the familiar flavor of retro ice cream parlor desserts. Malted milk ball candies make a sweet old-timey decorative border around the cake; crushed and sandwiched between layers of frosting and cake, they form a crunchy surprise. The result is a perfect combination of cake and candy.