Chef’s Recipe | Milo cake with frosting


Looking for an easy cake recipe to try? Chef Adolf Tan from Malaysian Food Street has a simple, no-fuss Milo cake recipe that kids and adults alike will love. And for those who love frosting, he has included steps on how to incorporate the sinful treat in too!


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Ingredients for the cake:


  • All-purpose flour 130g
  • Milo powder 130g
  • Baking powder 12g
  • Sugar 60g
  • Salt 3g
  • Evaporated milk 230g
  • Melted butter 50g
  • Egg 50g (approximately one egg)


  • Combine all the dry ingredients (all-purpose flour, Milo powder, baking powder, sugar, and salt) in a mixing bowl.
  • Next, create a well in the middle and pour in the evaporated milk, melted butter, egg, and vanilla extract. Mix the mixture evenly.
  • Once you’re done, brush some butter onto the baking pan – this will prevent the cake from sticking to the sides. Pour in the cake mixture and bake for 30 minutes at 150 °C. 
  • Once the cake is done, set aside and let it rest for 15mins before tucking into it.
  • If you’re keen to include the frosting, slice the cake horizontally into two once it has cooled down.

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Ingredients for the frosting:


  • Butter                      140g
  • Icing sugar              280g
  • Milk                          20g
  • Vanilla extract        10g                   


  • Combine everything in the following order: butter, icing sugar, milk, and vanilla extract.
  • Mix the ingredients well either by hand or with an electric whisk until a firm texture is achieved.
  • Spread the frosting on top of the cake’s base layer, then cap it with the remaining cake layer.
  • Next, proceed to spread frosting all over the entire cake until it is evenly covered by frosting on its top and sides.
  • If you’re keen, you may also pipe frosting around the circumference of the cake.
  • Lastly, sprinkle some Milo powder on top as a finishing touch.

And there you have it, a yummy Milo cake that’s perfect for afternoon tea - try it and let us know what you think!


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