This glorious, glazed, Salted, Malted Chocolate Bundt Cake came to me in a snow-covered dream. I woke up the morning after a 48 hour long snow storm knowing I had to do three things: shovel my driveway, take my kids sledding, and bake this cake! It is no secret that I love to be snowed-in. I view it as nature's permission to let everything go and to cook and bake all the things.
This post and recipe were originally published on January 25, 2016. It has been updated with a new recipe card, a bit more malt powder, and a few new words. All the snow day sentiments remain the same.
Snow Day Baking - Glazed Salted Malted Chocolate Bundt Cake
In January of 2016, Northern Virginia was in the epicenter of the "snowzilla" storm. We had historic snowfall and the world shut down for a few days. It was pretty wonderful. Baking on a snow day is a must for me (and for my kids!). I was literally dreaming about creating this salted malted chocolate bundt cake and its malty glaze. It just had to happen. This glazed chocolate bundt cake is the perfect snow day bake. This recipe does not require a mixer and I bet you have most of the ingredients in your pantry. I hope you'll give this Salted, Malted Chocolate Bundt Cake a try and see why I've been making it regularly since it's snowy debut in 2016.
Malted Milk Powder
Malted milk powder is a key ingredient in this salted malted chocolate bundt cake. Have you had it? The carnation brand of malted milk powder is sold in most grocery stores in the coffee/tea/hot chocolate section. Of course you can find it online as well. You can stir it into cold milk, add it to your favorite cookie recipes, or, of course, make milkshakes with it. It's nostalgic, old-fashioned, and truly one of my favorite things. It was 100% the inspiration behind this entire glazed chocolate bundt cake recipe.
My son loves it too, which just makes me so darn happy. Have I ever told you how much I love that little guy? And it's no surprise that this cake is one of his favorite desserts.
A few tips for this salted malted chocolate bundt cake
- To make this a one bowl cake, I like to sift the ingredients onto a piece of parchment and then tip them into the wet ingredients. Of course you will have to mix the glaze in a bowl or spouted measuring cup but having one less dish to wash up is always a good thing!
- Mixing the cocoa powder and the malted milk powder into the warm butter helps dissolve any lumps and it also allows the cocoa to bloom and really develop its flavor.
- Really make sure to grease your bundt pan well. I love using Bakers Joy spray, but if you don't have it make sure to butter and flour your pan and get all the nooks and crannies!
- If you want to avoid the chocolate bundt cake glaze pooling around the bottom of your cake plate or stand, you can place the cake on a wire rack on top of a baking tray lined with parchment. But too much of this glaze is not a bad thing!