Easy Chocolate Malt Cake Recipe

Since joining “the motherhood” I’ve had to get acquainted with my mixing bowl. I’ve never been a great baker of cakes, but seemingly the minute you become a mother, someone thrusts a whisk into your hands and asks you to bake two dozen fairy-cakes for some occasion or other.

My go-to cake has been a Victoria Sponge and my Vicky-Sponge is generally pretty well received, but I have failed in my attempts to make a good chocolate version, until now that is. There was always something missing, a lack of depth of rich chocolateyness and I couldn’t figure out why. I was sent a jar of Rayner’s Classic Malt Extract to try, my first port of call was to tentatively add it to a chocolate sponge cake, and by Jove I’d cracked it!

Easy Chocolate Malt Cake Recipe

My easy chocolate malt cake recipe is by definition easy, quick to throw together in a cake emergency and tasty enough to offer the Vicar for tea. It probably won’t win any prizes for innovation or decoration, but it’s a delicious stand alone cake, or it works well with a dollop of ice cream and some fruit.

Easy Chocolate Malt Cake
Serves 8
A real simple, really tasty chocolate sponge cake with an undercurrent of malty richness.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
40 min
249 calories
27 g
74 g
14 g
4 g
8 g
87 g
213 g
16 g
0 g
5 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
87g
Servings
8
Amount Per Serving
Calories 249
Calories from Fat 121
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g
21%
Saturated Fat 8g
41%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 74mg
25%
Sodium 213mg
9%
Total Carbohydrates 27g
9%
Dietary Fiber 0g
2%
Sugars 16g
Protein 4g
Vitamin A
9%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
11%
Iron
5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 4oz sugar
  2. 4oz butter or margarine
  3. 2 medium eggs
  4. 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  5. 1 tablespoon Bourbon chocolate powder
  6. 1 tablespoon drinking chocolate
  7. 2 teaspoons Rayner's Malt Extract
  8. 4oz self raising flour
  9. Splash of milk
Instructions
  1. Beat the butter and sugar together until fluffy.
  2. Stir in the eggs, baking powder, chocolate powders and malt extract, mix until well combined.
  3. Gently fold in the self raising flour, add a small splash of milk if the mixture is too stiff.
  4. Pour the cake batter into a lined loaf tin.
  5. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 190 for 30 minutes, check if it is cooked through and if it is remove from the oven and leave to cool.
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calories
249
fat
14g
protein
4g
carbs
27g
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Easy Chocolate Malt Cake

Note: I was sent a jar of Rayner’s Classic Malt Extract free of charge to use in a recipe. All images and opinions are our own.

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