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Yellow Cake with Chocolate Malt Buttercream

Who can say no to a yellow butter cake covered with chocolate malt frosting? This cake is simple and perfect for your next celebration.

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Sometimes there is nothing more comforting than a piece of cake and a glass of icy cold milk. If you are craving that particularly comforting combination, than this is the cake for you. Tender and moist yellow cake layers, generously slathered with a chocolate malt buttercream frosting, and sprinkled with crushed chocolate covered malted milk balls. This cake is old-fashioned and absolutely delicious.

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Start by getting your cake layers ready. Bake the cake according to the package directions. Cool completely.

In the bowl of an electric mixer (a hand mixer works well too) combine butter, malt powder, and cocoa. chocolate-malt-cake_1
Beat until smooth and combined. chocolate-malt-cake_2
Slowly add powdered sugar, a cup a time, until it is all incorporated. chocolate-malt-cake_3
Add 4 Tablespoons of heavy cream. Add more cream if you need to thin out the frosting. chocolate-malt-cake_6
Beat until light and fluffy. Scrap the bottom of the bowl a few times to make sure all of the sugar has been incorporated. chocolate-malt-cake_4
Frost the yellow cake layers with the buttercream frosting. chocolate-malt-cake_5
Add the malted milk balls to a plastic bag. chocolate-malt-cake_8
Crush with a rolling pin. Top the cake with crushed malt balls. chocolate-malt-cake_9
Slice and enjoy! BEAUTYchocolate-malt-cake_12

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