A great chocolate frosting recipe is always a good thing to know how to make, and this one for a Malted Chocolate Buttercream is no exception.

Malted Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting

A couple of years ago I made this buttercream frosting to top off a Yellow Butter Cake as a surprise for our kids during the last month of school. It was a big hit! Cake is not something we have all the time, but once in a while for a special occasion it sure is nice to take the time to make a cake from scratch, topped with a delicious homemade buttercream.

The simple addition of malted milk to this chocolate buttercream adds a certain flavor that’s hard to explain if you’ve never had malted milk. It’s a subtle kind of sweetness, and a nice partner for chocolate.

Malted Chocolate Butter Cream FrostingMalted Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting

This Malted Chocolate Buttercream would be a great addition to any cake flavor, but I do like it paired with the simplicity of a Yellow Butter Cake. Yellow cake with chocolate frosting is the ultimate classic cake to me.

I hope you enjoy this delicious treat, y’all! I’d love to hear how you use this buttercream. Stop back by and share how your creations turned out.

Malted Buttercream Chocolate Frosting Recipe

Malted Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting

Malted Buttercream Chocolate Frosting Recipe

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

A super delicious buttercream that will compliment many cakes.


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar (confectioners sugar)
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup malted milk powder
  • 7 tablespoons milk
  • Optional: if using unsalted butter, add a pinch or two of salt to taste


  1. In a mixer, beat butter and vanilla extract together until smooth.
  2. Add in powdered sugar, cocoa powder, malted milk powder, lightly mix.
  3. Gradually add in milk, one tablespoon at at time until smooth. Add more milk if needed.
  4. Optional: Add a pinch or two of salt to taste if using unsalted butter.

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Malted Chocolate Butter Cream Frosting