How to make it

  • Position the rack in the center of your oven. Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Butter and flour two 9×2-inch cake rounds. Line each pan with parchment paper.
  • 1. In the top of a double boiler set over simmering water, melt the chocolate, stirring occasionally. When the chocolate is melted whisk in the oil until smooth. Remove from the heat and keep warm over the water.
  • 2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, combine the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking soda, and salt. Mix well.
  • 3. In a small bowl whisk together the eggs and the sour cream smooth.
  • 4. Add the egg mixture to the flour and mix until well combined, scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the melted chocolate and mix well. Add the hot coffee in a steady stream until combined. Scrape the sides of the bowl (the batter is thin).
  • 5. Divide the batter evenly among the pans. Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick comes out clean. Remove from oven and place on wire rack to cool for 25 minutes. Remove cakes from pans and cool completely on the wire racks.
  • 1. Chop the chocolate into small pieces and place in a medium bowl.
  • 2. In a small saucepan over medium heat bring the heavy cream to a simmer. Whisk in the malted milk powder to combine. Pour over the chocolate. Do not stir. Wait five minutes, and then whisk chocolate until creamy. Stir in the corn syrup. Place a sheet of plastic wrap directly on the chocolate and let cool to room temperature.
  • 3. When the chocolate is cooled, place it in the bowl of electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Add the butter one tablespoon at a time and mix on low until smooth.
  • 4. The icing is the filling and frosting for this cake. You can store the cake in the fridge.
  • Decorate with the chopped malted milk balls
  • Source: The Sweet Melissa Baking Book by Melissa Murphy

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  • michellem 9 years ago
    Love your picture..I was in a hurry..Samuel called from school feeling sick..had to go get him. Im so glad you liked them...they are great!
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    krumkake ate it and said...
    Yowsah, another winner from you, Michelle! I have to confess that I discovered I had no malted milk powder when I went to make the frosting, but I think the crushed malted milk balls on top made up for it. People, if you like chocolate, you will want to try these - DELICIOUS! Very moist (with the hot coffee and sour cream addition), very chocolatey (with the 6 ounces of unsweetened chocolate PLUS the 1/3 cup of dutch processed dark cocoa), and the frosting (as heavy as it sounds) is actually quite light and fluffy. I DID beat in 1/2 cup powdered sugar because it seemed too thin - on reflection, it probably would have stiffened up enough as it lost its warmtn. Either way, this combo was fantastic, and I would highly recommend it to you!
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    krumkake ate it and said...
    those look GOOD! I'm on my way out to the kitchen - will report back shortly...saw your notes on my page about the frosting, and I am also cutting back the malt!!
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  • 22566 9 years ago
    OH MY! YES!



    Kind Regards
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    jett2whit ate it and said...
    ya'll are gonna make me fat!! lol
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    " It was excellent "
    grizzlybear ate it and said...
    OH YEAH ..will be making this today....seeing how i am at home recovering.....GREAT POst

    Got my 5
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    krumkake ate it and said...
    STOP!!!! Are you trying to torture me, Mich? Oh man, this sounds so good...I love malt powder - I love malted milk balls - I love anything with sugar in it!! When can I make this one????
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