This week we celebrated my mom's 65th birthday. When I asked her what she wanted for her birthday dessert, she said, "Something chocolate, decadent, rich." With the permission to not hold back, I knew this was the cake to make. Full of flour, sugar, commercial marshmallows, malted milk powder, chocolate, and butter, this Malted Chocolate Layer Cake was prepared with 5 separate components.
As much as I would like to take credit for this recipe, it's actually inspired from Momofuku Milk Bar in New York. Don't even attempt to count the calories when you are devouring a piece of this cake - just make sure you have a big, black coffee to wash it down with.
There is still plenty of room in my heart for more cookies. Or brownies. Or both. Inspired from Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bakery cookbook (available at Amazon.com) and my new love, Mr. Pinterest, Oreo cookies from a bag will never measure up to my standards after enjoying these treats. Forget the double-stuffed, but keep the glass of cold milk. And when a cookie just won't do, bake them in a brownie for the ultimate sin. Skip the palm oil, bleached flours and artificial flavours and make the whole thing from scratch.
Eating. Drinking. Sharing.