Whip up this easy Ovaltine cake and delight everyone with its pleasant chocolatey flavor and melt in your mouth, creamy whipped Ovaltine icing. This recipe is easy to execute when you need dessert in a hurry without the complicated preparations.
Our house is not filled with cake-loving people, so whenever I get the itch to bake a cake, I always initially think about giving half of it away just so I won’t end up eating the entire thing.
When I was making this Ovaltine cake, I immediately thought that the cake is too much for us that I was wondering to whom I can give half of it to. But then, it turns out I don’t need to worry about that.
A day after I made the cake, we have already consumed more than half of it, and for this household, I would say that is not normal. Apparently, the thought of giving some away is not actually necessary.
And now, I pass the recipe on to you. And I am pretty sure you guys will love this, and here is why:
- This Ovaltine cake looks simple that the sight of it is not intimidating for anyone to eat. It is a plain chocolate cake with a monotonous color of frosting, but when you bite into it, you will be delighted by the distinct Ovaltine flavor from both the cake and the whipped cream frosting.
- This cake is simple to make. One bowl, minimal mess.
- It is mildly sweet, not over-indulgent and it has the lightest whipped cream frosting. This will be a hit even to non-cake lovers.
Ovaltine is basically an element of my childhood. We were served hot Ovaltine drink for breakfasts with hot and fresh pandesal in the morning, and in the afternoon, it was cold Ovaltine paired with ensaymada. I just loved it so much that I didn’t mind having it several times a day. Heck, I would even eat it plain with a spoon and never get tired of it.
So when I saw Ovaltine on sale, I immediately grabbed it with the hope of filling that space of longing for this beloved chocolate drink.
Then I ended up enjoying it in the form of cake. And the cake, whoa! I am definitely making it on the next birthday in the family.
The cake alone is plainly delicious. Imagine Ovaltine and coffee flavor incorporated together in a moist and slightly sweet pillow of cake; Then accent that with the lightest, fluffiest whipped cream icing that is also infused with Ovaltine powder. I have no words.
I would make it again even if it’s nobody’s birthday. Well, every day is somebody’s birthday somewhere, anyways.
I guess my whole point is, this cake recipe is a keeper, definitely something I will make over and over again.
So now, I urge you to make this and see for yourself. Just make it once and I will doubt that will be the last time you are going to make it.
With its simplicity and ease of preparation, you can whip this Ovaltine cake anytime you feel like it!
If you love this Ovaltine Cake, you will also love:
- Coffee Swiss Roll
- Three Ingredient Ovaltine Ice cream
- Mocha Cake with Swiss Meringue Buttercream
- Mocha Cake Roll
- Best Ever Chocolate Brownies
Ovaltine cake with Creamy Whipped Cream Ovaltine Icing
A simple and easy Ovaltine cake that is addictive and delightful and has the creamiest whipped Ovaltine frosting.
For the Ovaltine cake
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 3/4 cup Ovaltine powder drink
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp instant coffee powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 cup canola oil
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup boiling water
For the Ovaltine Icing
- 2 cups whipping cream
- 3/4 cup Ovaltine Powder drink
- 2 tsp cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup icing sugar
Make the Ovaltine cake
Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease a 9x13 inches baking pan with cooking spray or butter and lightly dust with flour. In a large bowl, add flour, sugar, Ovaltine powder, instant coffee powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Whisk everything to combine.
Add milk, oil, egg and vanilla extract to the dry ingredients and mix everything to combine. Carefully pour the boiling water to the mixture and stir it with the rest of the batter. Pour the batter in the baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted at the center of the cake comes out clean. Let cake cool completely.
Make the Ovaltine Icing
In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the Ovaltine powder, cocoa powder and icing sugar. Gently pour the whipping cream and whisk the mixture at medium speed using the whisk attachment until a fluffy and thick icing forms. Spread icing over the cooled cake.
Cake recipe adapted from Add A Pinch
Originally published on May 26, 2017
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