This cake is best made a day ahead, which makes it a nice option if you’re crunched for time. It’s also pretty straightforward and doesn’t require any obscure ingredients. And it’s dang good.
No, this cake does not contain whisky. And it’s not a double-chocolate malt cake (as my brain thought it was when I first decided to make it). No, it’s a chocolate malt cake with malted vanilla buttercream frosting. And it’s freakin’ delicious.
This is an elegant little cake – very classy and not too sweet (which is why I felt compelled to drizzle it with Nutella).
This chocolate cake is great if you need to bake something and really don’t feel like going to the store, ’cause everything you need to make it is in your pantry. No eggs. No butter. It doesn’t contain any ingredients that require refrigeration (and consequently, the sucker is vegan to boot!).