Malted Milk Ball Cake

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me, a chocolate cake covered with balls of candy!

Malted Milk Ball Cake

Photography by Susan DeLoach Photography – Beaufort, SC

This fun cake is pure eye candy! It’s also delicious and requires no bakery experience to decorate. Make this dessert for Santa and you’ll be certain to get lots of presents under your tree. Merry Christmas!

Malted Milk Ball Cake
One of the yummiest chocolate cakes I’ve ever eaten! Don’t let the whipped ganache frosting intimidate you. It’s actually very easy to make.
For the ganache frosting:
2 cups heavy whipping cream

1 (12-ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
For the cake:
1 (15.25-ounce) dark chocolate cake mix

Eggs
Vegetable oil
Water
For the decoration:
1 pound dark chocolate covered malted milk balls

1 pound milk chocolate covered malted milk balls
Heat whipping cream in a microwave-safe bowl until cream begins to steam, but not boil. Whisk in chocolate chips until chips are melted and mixture is dark and well combined. Place bowl in refrigerator for 3 hours. In the meantime, prepare cake mix according to package directions, making two 8-inch layers. Cool cakes on a wire racks. When completely cool, split both layers making 4 cake rounds. Remove ganache from the refrigerator and beat with an electric mixer until frosting is light and fluffy. Place 1 cake layer, cut side up, on a serving platter and spread with frosting. Place the second layer, cut side down, and spread with frosting. Repeat with remaining two layers. Frost the top and sides of cake with clean, smooth strokes. Decorate cake with alternating dark and milk chocolate malted milk balls. Press candy firmly into frosting. Place cake, uncovered, in the refrigerator until the icing sets. Cover and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve. Serves 12.

If you enjoyed this recipe, please come back tomorrow — and every day through December 25th. I’ll be posting NEW Christmas recipes each day. Merry Christmas!

Catering by Debbi Covington