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Speckled Egg Malted Milk Cake

Speckled Egg Malted Milk Cake
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 2 hr 40 min
  • Servings 10

Wow guests at your Easter get-together with this impressive cake inspired by malted milk candy eggs. ...MORE+ LESS-

Heather Baird Heather Baird
March 31, 2015

Ingredients

Cake

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ white cake mix
1/2
cup malted milk powder
1 1/4
cups water
1/3
cup vegetable oil
3
eggs

Frosting

1 1/2
cups unsalted butter, softened
4
cups powdered sugar
1
teaspoon vanilla
Dash salt
Liquid blue food color

Speckling Chocolate

1
tablespoon unsweetened baking cocoa
4 1/2
teaspoons vanilla

Phyllo Nest

1/3
cup kataifi (shredded phyllo dough)
1
tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
3
speckled candy-coated malted milk egg candies

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 3 (8-inch) round cake pans with cooking spray; set aside.
  • 2
    In large bowl, stir together cake mix and malted milk powder with whisk. Add remaining Cake ingredients; beat with electric mixer on low speed until well combined. Divide batter evenly among pans.
  • 3
    Bake 22 to 28 minutes or until cakes spring back when touched lightly in center. Cool cakes in pans on cooling racks 5 minutes. Turn cakes out onto cooling racks; cool completely, about 30 minutes. Level cakes using large serrated knife or cake leveler, if needed.
  • 4
    To make Frosting, in large bowl, beat softened butter and powdered sugar with electric mixer on low speed until incorporated; beat on high speed 3 minutes. Add vanilla and salt; beat 1 minute longer. Add blue food color 1 drop at a time, beating until a light blue color is achieved.
  • 5
    Fill and frost cooled cake. Refrigerate frosted cake 1 hour or until frosting is dry to the touch.
  • 6
    In small condiment bowl, mix baking cocoa and vanilla. Load unused (new) stiff-bristle paint brush with cocoa mixture. Using fingers, flick loaded brush bristles toward cake creating a splatter pattern. Re-load brush; cover entire cake with chocolate speckles. Refrigerate cake 30 minutes.
  • 7
    To make Phyllo Nest, heat oven to 375°F. Butter 1 muffin cup in regular-size muffin pan. Tear off 1/3 cup portion of kataifi; place in muffin cup in a circular nest shape. Gently brush phyllo nest with melted butter. Bake 15 minutes or until phyllo is golden brown around edge. Gently remove nest with fork; cool on cooling rack. Attach cooled nest to cake with dot of frosting. Place 3 speckled egg candies inside nest.
  • 8
    Before serving, bring cake to room temperature. Store cake loosely covered with plastic wrap.

Expert Tips

  • Buy a new stiff-bristled craft brush to use for cake-speckling purposes. Most any size will work, but a 2-inch brush or larger will cover more surface area and make quicker work.
  • Kataifi can usually be found in the frozen grocery aisle with the ready-made pie crusts and puff pastry. It can also be found at Middle Eastern grocery stores and international markets.
  • The malted milk egg candies can be speckled with the chocolate to match the cake perfectly. Cover your work surface and lay the candies on a paper towel before you begin speckling them. Allow the candies to dry for 5 minutes before transferring them to the nest on top of the cake.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
560
Calories from Fat
180
% Daily Value
Total Fat
20g
31%
Saturated Fat
9g
43%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Sodium
390mg
16%
Potassium
80mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
89g
30%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
70g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 4 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
6
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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