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.
1 box milk chocolate cake mix
1 1/2 cups chocolate malted milk powder, divided
1 cup water
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tub (8 oz.) whipped topping (like Cool Whip)
1 cup Whoppers malted milk balls
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. 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.