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Malted Chocolate Stout Cake


Amazingly moist and rich with a creamy malted chocolate frosting, this is a perfect cake to make any day special!

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  • For the CakeMagic Cake Mix:
  • 2½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon table salt (see Note)
  • For the Cake:
  • Unsalted butter, at room temperature, for greasing the pans
  • ½ cup sifted unsweetened cocoa powder, plus extra for dusting the pans
  • 4 cups dry Cake Magic! Cake Mix (ingredients listed above), whisked well before measuring
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cup full-fat plain yogurt (preferably not Greek yogurt)
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled, or 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup brewed espresso, cooled
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • For the Stout Syrup:
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ stout beer, such as Guinness
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of salt
  • For the Malted Milk Chocolate Frosting:
  • 1½ cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • ¾ cup malted milk powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 4 cups (one 16-ounce box) confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted and cooled


Level of difficulty Easy
Cost Budget Friendly


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