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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 and vanilla frosting.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Asian
Keyword Ovaltine cake
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 369kcal
Author sanna


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 buttermilk
  • 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

For the Vanilla Icing

  • 1 and 1/2 cups whipping cream
  • 4 tbsp icing sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract


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 Vanilla Whipped Cream

  • In a bowl of a stand mixer, combine whipping cream and icing sugar. Beat at high speed until soft peaks form. Add the vanilla extract and continue beating until the cream is thick and fluffy. Spread the icing over the cooled cake.

Make the Ovaltine Icing

  • In the same bowl (no need to wash), combine the Ovaltine powder, cocoa powder and icing sugar. Gently pour the whipping cream and whisk the mixture at medium-high speed using the whisk attachment until a fluffy and thick icing forms. Spread icing over the vanilla whipped cream.


Cake recipe adapted from Add A Pinch
Nutrition Facts
Ovaltine cake with Creamy Whipped Cream Ovaltine Icing
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 369 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 85mg28%
Sodium 161mg7%
Potassium 129mg4%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 795IU16%
Vitamin C 3.5mg4%
Calcium 112mg11%
Iron 0.5mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 369kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 161mg | Potassium: 129mg | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 795IU | Vitamin C: 3.5mg | Calcium: 112mg | Iron: 0.5mg