So I’m a little predictable—it doesn’t matter that I’ve made over a dozen different types of chocolate cake, I’m always ready to take on a recipe I’ve never tried. The Whopper cake is comprised from two Better Homes and Gardens recipe.
The first recipe calls for a malt frosting finish, but I skipped that for a richer chocolate taste, so I used their traditional chocolate ganache and then rimmed the side of the cake with crushed Whoppers for the malt flavoring.
Like most BHG recipes, this one is highly adaptable. If Whoppers aren’t your thing, make it your own by crushing up your favorite candy for the rimming.
To get started click here for the recipe.
As always, if I can please ask you guys–if you are going to pin any of the images please do so from Better Homes and Gardens and not here, since the recipes reside over there. Thanks!
Averie @ Averie Cooks says
What a gorgeous cake and I bet the malt/Whopper flavor is so good! I haven’t had them in ages. Need to change that.
And your flowered plate is just so pretty, Naomi!
Belinda @themoonblushbaker says
Whoopers own my heart. The malty goodness against the milk chocolate brings me back to childhood.
I remember I made a swirl roll using the malt powder in the sponge and crushed whooper creme for the filling but it does not look as good as this does!
Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet says
I LOVE Whoppers! I bet it’s fun to crush them and use on the sides of the cake as a decoration! Plus the chocolate ganache is the perfect frosting! Pinning!
whoa! this is seriously gorgeous!
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says
This is just daaaaang pretty! LOVE this cake!
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
Yes please to the triple ganache; love the crushed whoppers!
Annie @ Annie's Noms says
Oh gosh, malt and chocolate are just perfect together!! This looks beautiful, giving me the urge to go bake again and I’ve been baking all day!
Jenny Flake says
We both did chocolate cakes today, yay!! Loving the sound of whoppers!! xoxo
Cate @ Chez CateyLou says
This cake looks SOO good. Wow. Amazing. Your photos are gorgeous too!
sally @ sallys baking addiction says
Whoppers are totally my thing. And I am digging this cake, Naomi! It’s gorgeous and I don’t think I could pass up a huge slice!
Mr. & Mrs. P says
This cake looks so chocolatey!! Love the addition of the malt… YUM!
FYI – the link has http// and not http:// – so it’s broken! :/
Timely recipe! We’re getting ready to move and I’m trying to use up all the candies and such for cake and cookie decorating. So… I have Whoppers on hand, eager to try this! Now I need to find a good use for Starbursts and Lemonheads. Those are kinda tricky.
Jennifer | Bake or Break says
Beautiful! And, if you ask me, you can never have too many chocolate cake recipes.
Such a great looking treat girl!
Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen says
Oh, how I adore chocolate cake and also rimming layer cakes with chopped goodies. (Just did a Key Lime Margarita Cheesecake Cake and rimmed it with a toasted Coconut-Mac Nut Graham Cracker Crunch. Mmmm!) LOVE this Whoppers concept cake, Naomi!
I tried clicking on the BHG link to get the recipe but it’s not working… 🙁
OH–it looks like you’re missing the colon after “http”
I think I just found the recipe for my husband’s birthday cake! He turns 50 on June 29th and Whoppers are his favorite candy! Thanks! It looks delicious!
Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie says
I just bought and tried Reese’s pb whoppers and loved them. I wanna make some fun baked treat with them as well and this gives me ideas 😉
Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says
The layers of this look so moist. Just incredible!
This is gorgeous! This is also so my kind of cake!! All that chocolate is calling my name! Oh and you can never have too many good chocolate cake recipes!
Alison Dulaney says
This cake looks absolutely divine!
Jackie Hammond says
This looks so yummy! I could eat the whole thing if it were possible especially in one sitting. I can’t though but would settle for a nice thin slice as that is all I could eat.
Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes says
This is a delicious looking cake… WOW!!!! My kinda cake 🙂
Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious says
Whoppers are definitely my thing. And I’m so making this!
Whoppers are the best! This cake looks delicious!
Brian @ A Thought For Food says
Such an awesome idea to crush up your favorite candy bar and use it to decorate a cake! I’m totally going to do that, though I’m not sure how a Mound bar will do (I love Mounds)
Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says
Gorgeous! So perfectly done. I know my hubs would be begging for this if he saw it.
This was lovely for about four hours until the Whoppers got soggy. Ick! I baked Hershey’s Perfect Chocolate Cake and Frosting and decorated with the chopped Whoppers. Delicious. Who cares what it looks like?
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What size pan did you use for the cake? And did you use the same baking temperature and time to do it?
It looks beautiful btw
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