Chocolate Malt Sheet Cake for Two

Chocolate Malt Sheet Cake for two by BakingdomValentine’s Day is when he surprises you with your favorite soda that you never ever drink anymore, but it’s pizza night, and pizza and soda are BFFs.

It’s managing his Eve Online training skills when he’s far, far away with shoddy Internet.

Valentine’s Day is when he brings home teeny soda bottles from Italy, just because he knows that you’ll flip out over cute new blog props.

Valentine’s Day is taking care of him when he’s sick and showing him your boobies to help him feel better.

It’s a foot rub after a super long day, even though he’s tired, too.

Basically, what I’m saying is, Valentine’s Day is every special moment on any normal day when you get to show them how much you care, and how grateful you are that they’re in your life.

Also, it’s a good excuse for cake.

Chocolate Malt Sheet Cake by BakingdomThis cake is pretty and decadent and perfect just as it is, straight out of the sheet pan, covered in rich frosting and lots of candies.

Layered Chocolate Malt Sheet Cake by BakingdomOr it’s also gorgeous and exciting and totally drool-worthy cut into quarters and stacked as a layer cake.

Layered Chocolate Malt Sheet Cake for two by BakingdomTotally. Drool-worthy.

Layered Malted Chocolate Sheet Cake by BakingdomI added some sweet Valentine’s Day flair to mine with pretty heart-shaped sprinkles in various sizes, then topped the whole thing off with a fun bow-tied stripy straw. Lovely, happy, and ridiculously delicious…and just enough for two. Perfect!


Chocolate Malt Sheet Cake for Two
Makes one 9×9-inch sheet cake


1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cup malted milk powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup (1 stick or 113 grams) unsalted butter
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup hot water
1/4 cup milk
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
pinch of salt
1/2 cup malted milk powder
2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped malted milk chocolate candy, such as Whoppers or Maltesers

To make the cake: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, malt powder, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

Melt the butter in a medium saucepan set over medium heat. Remove from heat and stir in the cocoa powder, until incorporated. Whisk in the sugar and add the hot water, mixing until combined. Add the flour mixture to the saucepan, whisking until fully combined.

In a medium bowl (I just used the now empty flour bowl), gently whisk together the milk, eggs, and vanilla. Slowly pour the chocolate mixture into the milk mixture, whisking constantly. Continue stirring until the mixture is fully incorporated.

Pour the cake batter into a 9×9-inch cake pan. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes.

To make the frosting: While the cake is baking, prepare the frosting. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Remove from heat and stir in the cocoa powder until fully incorporated. Add the milk, vanilla, and salt whisking to thoroughly combine. Stir in the malt powder until incorporated. Add the confectioners’ sugar, 1 cup at a time, mixing until fully incorporated and smooth. If the frosting becomes too thick (it should be about the consistency of hot fudge sauce), add a small amount of milk to loosen it up.

When you remove the cake from the oven, pour the frosting over the top while the cake is still warm and allow it to spread evenly until the entire cake is covered. Evenly distribute the chopped candy over the frosted cake.

Cool for at least 15 minutes before serving.

Recipes by Darla

Delicious Malt Cake for Two from Bakingdom

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  1. Laura says

    My husband is diabetic so I’ll just make it for two and eat it myself. And I feel okay with that because this is totally the non-judging corner of the internet.

  2. Marie Limback says

    Oops! In the frosting recipe, it says “1/2 malted milk powder”… what’s the measure there? I hope it’s half a cup and not half a teaspoon– I really love that stuff!

  3. Pam says

    LOVE that itty-bitty layer cake! I assume you used the same frosting, but with the cake completely cooled?? Happy Valentine’s Day!

  4. Rita says

    This looks delicious! And apparently I’m the only one that snorted out aloud about flashing boobies to make your husband feel better when he’s sick – lol!!! (I’m only laughing because it happens here too! 🙂 )
    I wonder how something like wonka’s Nerds would go on top of this cake….
    might have to try it and see! 🙂