One of the most nostalgic combinations is moist yellow cake with chocolate frosting. This version, which has a touch of malted milk powder in the buttercream, will bring back sweet memories. We're calling it now: our recipe for Yellow Cake with Malted Chocolate Buttercream will be one that you pass down from generation to generation. And it all starts with a box of yellow cake mix.
This is the best chocolate buttercream. Yes, we said it, and we stand by that statement. Here's why. To start, it's as simple and straightforward as making a standard buttercream—beating butter until it's silky-smooth, then adding in powdered sugar and melted chocolate. A quarter cup of heavy whipping cream keeps this frosting extra soft and spreadable. The malted milk powder brings a note of warmth to the chocolate buttercream frosting; its flavor is reminiscent of a warm mug of hot chocolate.
This recipe makes enough frosting to cover the layer cake completely. If you frost it using the flower design and leave the sides bare, you will have leftover buttercream, which can be stored in the freezer for your next baking project.
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