Chocolate Malted Milk Cake Roll
Chocolate Malted Milk Cake Roll

Chocolate Malted Milk Cake Roll

Chocolate cake and malted milk whipped cream coated in chocolate ganache are reminiscent of a store bought favorite but impressive enough for your dinner table.

50 min
1 hr 50 min



Unsweetened cocoa

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup sugar

4 large Land O Lakes® Eggs at room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter melted


1 cup Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream

1/4 cup malted powder

2 tablespoons powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1/3 cup Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream

1 1/4 cups milk chocolate chips


Malted milk balls, coarsely chopped, as desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 375°F. Line bottom of 15x10x1-inch baking pan with parchment paper; set aside. 

  2. STEP 2

    Arrange clean thin cotton towel (about 34x20-inches) onto counter; sprinkle generously with unsweetened cocoa. 

  3. STEP 3

    Combine flour, 1/4 cup cocoa, baking powder, and salt in small bowl. Set aside.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine sugar, eggs, and vanilla in large bowl; beat at high speed 5 minutes or until fluffy, thick and pale yellow color. Stir melted butter into egg mixture. Gently stir flour mixture into egg mixture until just combined.

  5. STEP 5

    Spread evenly into prepared pan. Bake 10-12 minutes or until center springs back when touched. Run knife around edges to loosen sides. Turn hot cake out onto prepared towel; remove parchment paper. Roll up cake in towel, starting at the short end. Set aside to cool completely. 

  6. STEP 6

    Beat all filling ingredients in small deep bowl, scraping bowl often, until stiff peaks form. Refrigerate until assembly.

  7. STEP 7

    When ready to assemble cake, heat 1/3 cup whipping cream in small saucepan over medium-low heat until bubbles begin forming around edge of pan. Turn off heat. Add chocolate chips, stirring occasionally, until chips are completely melted and ganache is smooth and glossy. Set aside. 

  8. STEP 8

    Unroll cake. Spread chilled filling evenly from inside curled part of roll to about 2 inches from opposite end. Gently roll up cake, starting at inside of roll. Place onto serving plate. Carefully pour warm ganache over cake roll, spreading evenly as needed and allowing ganache to run down sides of cake. Immediately sprinkle top with chopped malted milk balls.

Tip #1

To make a day ahead, prepare cake and roll as directed. Cool completely. Wrap cake roll (towel included) in plastic food wrap. Store at room temperature. When ready to assemble, prepare filling and ganache as stated in recipe. 


21Fat (mg)
110Cholesterol (mg)
170Sodium (mg)
35Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
6Protein (g)


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  December 14, 2016

I have not been able to find the malted powder. What can I substitute for it?

— says Jane
Test Kitchen Comment December 28, 2016

Thanks for your question, Jane! Malted milk powder is a fairly common ingredient that should be in stock at the majority of grocery stores. If you can't find it at your store you may want to ask their customer service. The most common stocking areas would be the coffee/tea section or the ice cream topping section.

— says Susie
  December 11, 2016

Hi-I would like to know if this recipe can be frozen. I make many different baked goods as gifts and most I make ahead and freeze til the "Big Day." Thank you for your help. Mrs. Bakealot

— says Carolyn
Test Kitchen Comment December 21, 2016

Hi Carolyn, unfortunately we would not recommend freezing the cake roll. The consistency of both the cake and frosting would be affected by the freezing process. Hope this helps - happy baking!

— says Mallory
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