Monday, October 10, 2011

Whopper Cake

This is Whopper, as in malted milk balls, not the grilled kind found at Burger King.  That would be a bit weird, wouldn't it?  If you love the flavor of Whoppers, then you will really enjoy this cake.  I think malted milk is an underused ingredient. I mean, back in the day, you couldn't go into any self-respecting soda shoppe or ice cream shop without seeing the words "Malt" somewhere on the menu.  We love to make Chocolate Malts at home these days.  Fortunately, we also have a couple of good shops near us that still make the old-fashioned malts.  You can also add malted milk powder to chocolate chip cookies for an incredible flavor.  This cake is not only easy but it is given a boost of flavor from good ole malted milk that gives it that yummy and unique taste.
Ingredients:
1 box Milk Chocolate Cake Mix
1 1/2 cups chocolate malted milk powder, divided
1 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
3 eggs
1 tub (8 oz.) whipped topping (like Cool Whip)
1 cup Whoppers malted milk balls 



Directions:
Preheat oven to 350F degrees
Spray 13x9 baking pan with nonstick cooking spray with flour
In a medium bowl, combine cake mix with 3/4 cups malted milk powder.
Add in eggs, oil and water and stir until combined.
Pour batter in baking pan.
Bake for about 38-40 minutes (until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean)
Allow cake to cool completely before making topping.

For the topping
In a medium bowl, combine whipped topping with 3/4 cup malted milk powder.



Stir until completely incorporated and no longer grainy.
 Spread topping on top of cooled cake.
Put one cup of malted milk balls into a ziploc bag and zip it up.
Pound with a rolling pin (or other hard object) to crush Whoppers.
Sprinkle finished cake with crushed malted milk balls.
Enjoy!




Like this recipe? Check out this Butterfinger Cake!

37 comments :

Colleen said...

Ohmygoodness!!!! I can't wait to try this one! I adore malt!! My son's 19th birthday is on Wednesday so I think I'll make this for him! When he was just a little tyke .... maybe 3 or 4 years old, he kept telling his dad and I that he wanted some "burger candy". We couldn't figure for the life of us what he was asking for. Finally we took him to our local store to pick some out and he got so excited when he saw the Whoppers. I guess he associated it with the burger place. LOL! What a happy memory this will bring back to make him this cake for his birthday! Thank you. :)

Leslie said...

Brandi, this cake is for me--I have always loved Whoppers!!! Also, there's an awesome old fashioned drive-in back home that has the very best burgers with chocolate and vanilla malts! :)
I'm so glad you posted this recipe.
Blessings, Leslie

Fotf said...

I'm always curious, what are Whoppers?

The Country Cook said...

Are you referring to the ones from Burger King? They are big grilled hamburgers with lettuce, tomato and onion. The ones I'm using are chocolate malted milk balls. :)

Fotf said...

No the chocolate ones, are they like Maltesers? Do you have maltesers?

The Country Cook said...

We don't have maltesers here but I lived in the UK for three years so I know what you are referring too. They are VERY similar to maltesers. They don't have quite the same texture in the center but I would say they are very close in taste! What part of the UK do you live in?

Fotf said...

Im in Warwickshire :) where did you live? So i could use Maltesers and they would be a good substitute?

Jill @ MadAboutMacarons said...

Brandie, this looks whopping incredible. Love the flavour of malt - reminds me of when I was little, my Dad used to buy malt extract and we had a spoonful before going to school in freezing Scotland in the winter. This sounds so wonderful and good to know you could use Maltesers instead. Wonder if I could just use malt extract? :-)
Love it!

The Country Cook said...

Warwickshire! Oh you lucky duck! So beautiful there. We used to go the orchestra concerts and firework show every summer at Warwick castle (not sure if they still do it). I loved it there. We lived outside of London in Uxbridge. We would love to come back and visit soon!
The main ingredient in this really is the powdered chocolate malt, so as long as you can find that, the Maltesers would taste great on top of this.
Jill, not sure about the malt extract. I think it could work but it would need to be a chocolate malt - not vanilla. Are you able to find that in France? (so good to hear from you!!)

Katrina {In Katrina's Kitchen} said...

I love that you said "not the Burger King kind" lol Oh yum!

Tina said...

I am so glad you posted this. For some reason I have 2 packages of malt and was wondering how I can use up some of it. Great tip on adding it to cookies and love that it is used in this cake recipe. I could really go for a visit to a retro malt shop-but until I find one, I will be happy with your recipe! Great post.

Brooks at Cakewalker said...

Thank you for the trip down memory lane Brandie! In high school, I worked in an ice cream shop where malted confections enjoyed versatility across the menu. You're right, the ingredient nearly seems overlooked these days. Another terrific recipe my friend.

Fotf said...

If you do come over, stop by and say hi :) What about using malt as in drinking chocolate type stuff?

Becky said...

Love the Whoppers in this cake. When I was growing up, we went to the "drugstore" with a fountain that had chocolate malts, which were the best. I will make this cake for my Bunco group, that love the Whoppers and chocolate malts.

Annie Oakley's Kitchen said...

Honestly, I didn't even know that malted milk was a "thing" or something you could buy. Well I guess you learn something new every day! I do love whoppers though and that cake looks delicious!

RavieNomNoms said...

Well look at you Brandie! What a great idea! I haven't had a whopper in forever...I feel like this cake needs to be made so I can amend that problem haha

Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny said...

WOW this looks amazing, what a fabulous recipe!! I love everything about this! :)

The Cannary's said...

Can't wait to try this - maybe for my son's 16th birthday. I made the glazed pumpkin bread, FYI, and it was so moist and amazing! Keep those recipes comin'!

scrambledhenfruit said...

I heart Whoppers. (And not the b.k. kind either.)My youngest son would absolutely LOVE this cake. He's a whopper fan too. :)

Lizzy said...

Oh, I love Whoppers!!! Brandie, I'm a little scared to have this delicious cake in my house...I have a feeling I'd be sampling sliver after sliver till it completely disappeared! YUM.

Holly said...

Bran, my Mom (and me of course) would go CRAZY for this cake! She love love loves whoppers! They are definitely her favorite candy. I am printing this recipe for her fo sho!

carolinaheartstrings said...

That looks so amazing! I cannot wait to make this. My daughter will love it! We are celebrating our first anniversary today and we have our first give away. Come over check it out.

Erin said...

I love whoppers, I want this cake! If only I had Malted Milk I could make this soon! Going to have to add it to the list soon!

Sandra said...

What a great cake,,so moist and with amazing flavors..nicely done, got to make this soon for my kids!!!

Mamamax said...

This looks fabulous and am definitely going to try it! I'm a Brit living in the USA and have just discovered Whoppers last week... unless you're a true connoisseur you cannot tell the difference between them and Maltesers (which I have missed desperately since leaving the UK)! In fact, I was so delighted to discover them, I posted a no-bake Whoppers cake recipe on my blog to mark the occasion! I live in a house with 4 Star Wars obsessed boys and so I named mine a Darth Maul-teser cake!
Thanks for the great recipe!

Red Rob said...

What a lovely recipe - had to read the comments to discover what a Whopper was (Malteasers to us British cooks), but recipe looks great. As I work for a professional catering company I'm always on the lookout for recipes to try with our catering equipment.

Snowmanlover said...

Looks great Brandi, going to pin it now! Barb

Joan said...

Made this recipe into cupcakes and I used heavy whipping cream to whip my own frosting. It is sooooo good!

The Country Cook said...

Joan, I love that you made it into cupcakes - yum! Great idea!!

Gina Wilson said...

Please Brandie (or someone, anyone) HELP! I love Whoppers and want to try this recipe so bad, but for some reason I'm not getting the whole recipe! Would someone please help me out by telling me the directions. (I believe I have the list for all the ingredients.) Thanks in advance...

Gina Wilson said...

Help, I want to make this cake, but for some reason I am not getting the directions on the recipe! Someone please help me!

Brandie @ The Country Cook said...

Hey Gina, is the printable recipe not pulling up for you? Send me an email to thecountrycook@gmail.com and I'll get it to you.

Anonymous said...

Cakes look awesome! But I have a question: you put 11/2 c of malted milk powder , divided
But I don't see where we divide. How much powder goes into the cake batter and cool whip...

Brandie @ The Country Cook said...

I have no idea what happened. It looks like part of the directions were missing. It was all still on the printable recipe, but not on this post. I have it fixed now. 3/4 cups is used in the cake and the other 3/4 cups is used in the frosting. Sorry for the confusion!

Brandie @ The Country Cook said...

Gina it should be fixed now. For some reason part of the directions were missing on here. It was fine on the printable recipe but part of it had totally disappeared on the post here. Sorry for any confusion!

tmb said...

if you can't find the malt powder, would chocolate malt Ovaltine powder be a close enough substitute?

Anonymous said...

I can't find chocolate malt but I did find Carnation regular malt. Do you think it would make a huge difference in the taste? Also like the above comment I did see the Ovaltine chocolate malt but wasn't sure if it would be the same.