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Old Fashioned Malted Chocolate Cake


35 Min.
45 Min.
Skill Level:
1 cake

This is an Old-Fashioned Malted Chocolate Cake recipe worthy of its own party. Guests are sure to love the rich triple flavor from HERSHEY'S Syrup, HERSHEY'S Cocoa and HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Chips. Plus, plenty of flavor and crunch from the secret ingredient: crushed WHOPPERS Malted Milk Balls. This decadent Old-Fashioned Malted Chocolate Cake is perfect for special occasions like birthday parties, anniversaries, graduation parties, holidays — or just because!  If you love the unique texture and flavor of WHOPPERS Malted Milk Balls, try this delicious Whop-Pie topped with fluffy, homemade whipped cream.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
45 minutes
Bake Time
35 minutes
Cool Time
40 minutes


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Step-By-Step Directions

Equipment Needed 
oven oven
 9-inch baking pans 9-inch baking pans
foil foil
mixing bowl mixing bowl
mixer mixer
measuring cups measuring cups
rubber scraper rubber scraper
wire rack wire rack

Heat oven to 350°F. Line two 9-inch round baking pans with foil, extending foil beyond pan edges. Grease and flour lined pans.


Combine butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla in mixer bowl; beat on medium speed until well blended. Add syrup; blend thoroughly. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking soda, salt and baking powder; add alternately with water to butter mixture, beating until blended. Add 1/2 cup crushed malted milk balls. Divide batter evenly into prepared pans.


Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Immediately sprinkle 1/4 cup crushed malted milk balls over surface of each cake layer. Cool completely. Lift cake layers from pans; peel away foil.


Prepare One-Bowl Buttercream Frosting. Frost cake; sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup crushed malted milk balls over surface. Drizzle Milk Chocolate Drizzle over top.


Decorate bottom of cake with additional WHOPPERS Malted Milk Balls.

Milk Chocolate Drizzle:

Combine 1/4 cup HERSHEY’S Milk Chocolate Chips and 1-1/2 teaspoons shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil); gently heat until chips are melted and mixture is smooth when stirred.


One-Pan Cake: Grease and flour 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Heat oven to 350 F. Pour batter into prepared pan; sprinkle with 1/2 cup crushed malted milk balls. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until wooden pick comes out clean. Cool completely. Frost; top with remaining 1/2 cup crushed malted milk balls. Drizzle with Milk Chocolate Drizzle using 1/2 cup chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon shortening.

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