Sunday, May 15, 2005

Malted Milk Black and White Pound Cake

Malted Milk Black and White Pound Cake (Adapted from Baking in America)

3 1/2 cups sifted cake flour
1/2 cup malted milk powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
24 tablespoons (3 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
7 large eggs, at room temperature
1/2 cup milk
3/4 cup chocolate syrup
1/2 teaspoon pure almond extract
1/4 teaspoon baking soda

Preheat oven to 350 degrees with the oven rack in the lower third of the oven.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, malted milk and salt.

In a large mixing bowl, beat butter on medium until smooth and creamy, about 1 minute. Gradually add granulated sugar, mixing until well combined. Mix in vanilla and beat mixture until it has lightened in color and is very fluffy, about 6 to 7 minutes, scraping down the bowl as needed. Beat in eggs, one at a time, mixing until well combined after each. Increase mixing speed to medium-high and beat an additional 1 to 2 minutes.

Gradually add half of the flour and mix just until combined. Mix in milk, then add remaining flour, stirring by hand just until combined. Scoop about 5 cups of the batter into a 10" tube pan coated with baking spray that has flour added. Using an off set spatula, spread the top of the batter smooth.

Into the remaining batter in the bowl, stir in chocolate syrup, almond extract and baking soda. Pour the chocolate batter on top of the lighter batter and use an off-set spatula to smooth the top. Do not mix the batters together.

Place into the oven and bake until the top is golden brown and springs back when gently pressed, about 1 hour and 25 to 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Remove from the oven and place pan on a wire rack to cool for 15 minutes. Cover with another rack and invert to release the cake. Gently remove the pan, cover with another rack and invert one more time so the top side is up - let cool completely.

For best flavor, let cake stand, covered, for several hours before serving.

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  1. This looks absolutely amazing. I actually have some malted milk powder that I'd like to get a little more use out of and this looks like it will more than fit the bill. Can't wait to try it! Thanks for yet another great post.

  2. Lisa - I hope you give this cake a try... it is certainly worth the work!

  3. Joe,
    The cake looks amazing. I have some malted milk powder from King Arthur Flour so I am definitely going to make this cake tomorrow.

  4. Jackie - I hope you enjoy!

  5. I am a year late. Its 6/20/09. I just got some malted milk powder from King Arthur. Will try during the week.

    Thanks for another great cake, Joe.

  6. Carole - good luck! It was a fun cake.