Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Sticky Gooey Mix-and-Bake Milo / Malted Chocolate Cake

Imagine sinking in your teeth into a slice of these sticky gooey very very very moist Milo cake...

If you have a weakness for anything that is sticky, gooey, malty or chocolaty... Well, I have to say that this ultimate sticky gastronomic experience is waiting for you!

Sticky gooey Milo Cake

Convinced? Whether it is a yes or not from you, I'm sure that you will be please to know anyone with a whisk, a bowl, a sieve, a loaf pan and an oven can bake this cake! As all you need to do are ...

Yes. Just whisk whisk whisk...
More whisk whisk whisk of these into the batter...
Then I did this.
Not too much whisking now, just a little to combine everything.
It is IMPORTANT not to over-mix the batter at this stage!
It took about 60 mins to bake.
While baking, I prepared the Milo syrup.
Immediately after baking, I did this!
This step is essential as it will make the cake super moist and gooey!
See what I meant!
Want your cake to be more gooey?
How about a drizzle of the sticky condensed milk and a sprinkle of Milo?
They are Milo's best friends... LOL!
Mum, can we eat the chocolate cake now???
Wait son... It is almost ready!
Imagine sinking in your teeth into this very very very moist and gooey Milo cake...
It is an experience that you will never forget!

Here's the EASY mix-and bake recipe that is mostly adapted from Bon Appetit and Epicurious

Make one 10 x 20 cm loaf

For the cake:
145g (1 cup less 1 tsp) all-purpose flour
55g (1/2 cup) unsweetened cocoa powder
20g (3 tbsp) Milo or any malted milk powder
3/4 tsp salt
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1 large egg
2 large egg yolks
150g (3/4 cup) caster sugar
180ml (3/4 cup) or 200g plain yogurt or buttermilk
60ml (1/4 cup) vegetable oil
1/2 tsp vanilla extract or 1/3 tsp vanilla paste
90ml (6 tbsp) milk at room temperature

For the syrup:
15g (1 heaped tbsp) caster sugar
30g (2 tbsp) brown sugar
20g (3 tbsp) Milo or any malted milk powder
3 tbsp boiling water

To serve:
tablespoonful of condensed milk to drizzle
Milo to sprinkle

Preheat oven to 180°C / 350°F. Spray loaf pan with cooking oil spray and line its sides and bottom with baking paper, leaving some excess baking paper overhang on its long sides.

Combine flour, cocoa powder, malted milk powder, salt, and baking powder in a large bowl.

In another large bowl, whisk egg, egg yolks, and 150g caster sugar until just combined. Whisk in yogurt or buttermilk, oil, vanilla and milk until combined. Sift flour mixture into the egg mixture and mix with a spatula or spoon until just combined. Mixture will be a lumpy so DO NOT overmix!

Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 60 mins or until a tester inserted comes out clean.

While baking, make the Milo syrup. Combine caster sugar, brown sugar and Milo in a bowl. Add boiling water and stir until Milo and sugars mostly dissolved. If not, you can cook the mixture in a microwave with low power and in a saucepan with low heat until the sugars and Milo dissolves. Do not boil mixture!

When the cake is baked, remove cake from the oven. While the cake is hot, brush it with the Milo syrup generously until all are used. Allow the cake to cool completely in the pan before turning out onto rack. The cake will sink in the middle and it's ok!

Slice and serve. Want a more a sticky and gooey cake? Serve with drizzles of condensed milk and sprinkles of Milo.

Happy Baking
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This post is also linked to the event, Little Thumbs up organised by Doreen from my little favourite DIY and me, Bake for Happy Kids, hosted by us too at this post.


  1. Your first picture really suits the title.. Really looks sticky and ooey-gooey leh.. I can chuck the whole thing into my mouth.. That Milo syrup looks so so thick and creamy, I imagine myself drinking all of it instead of pouring over the cake, haha..

  2. Zoe, I can see how rich and gooey and sticky your cake is! Yes, very nice to eat this while it is still warm.

  3. I wish I could have a serving of that...it looks super tempting

  4. Oh my, the drizzle of condensed milk and extra milo powder makes the cake looks super good and delicious! How I wish I can participate in this month's LTU but we only shipped a few packets of milo here... too precious to use it for anything except to drink it!

  5. Gosh, I can never get enough of Milo! That's such a teaser, Zoe! xoxo

  6. Wow...so tempting one.......... :)

  7. Zoe, this is absolute foodporn for me!!! I can stare at that cross section picture with dripping syrup all day!! Amazing!!

  8. Zoe, I would never have thought of a Milo cake! Ever! But seriously this looks so decadently rich and pleasing :) I want to try this soon!!

  9. OMG beautifully done cake ... pass me a slice dear ;)

  10. My family doesnt' drink Milo or any malted beverages. Hmmm, dunno how to participate in this month's LTU. :S

  11. Hi Zoe,
    This milo cake looks really interesting!
    Wish that I could have a slice..

  12. Hi Zoe ! OMG! I need a piece of this decadent cake ASAP leh ! Droooling big time ...