Old Fashioned Malted Chocolate Cake

Details

Time
2 hours
Skill Level
Intermediate
Yields
1 cake

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Ingredients & Directions

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

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup

    butter or margarine (1-1/2 sticks), softened

  • 1-2/3 cups

    sugar

  • 3

    eggs

  • 1 tsp

    vanilla extract

  • 1/3 cup

    HERSHEY'S Syrup

  • 2 cups

    all-purpose flour

  • 2/3 cup

    HERSHEY'S Cocoa

  • 1-1/4 tsps

    baking soda

  • 1 tsp

    salt

  • 1/4 tsp

    baking powder

  • 1 cup

    water

  • 1-1/2 cups

    WHOPPERS Malted Milk Balls, crushed, divided

  • Milk Chocolate Drizzle

  • 1/4 cup

    HERSHEY'S Milk Chocolate Chips

  • 1-1/2 tsps

    shortening (do not use butter, margarine, spread or oil)

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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
1

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

2

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.

3

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.

4

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

TIP

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.

Variation:

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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