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Ovaltine frosting piped into a small blue bowl.
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Chocolate Malt Frosting

Chocolate Malt Frosting is made with whipped butter, heavy cream, and sugar, laced with Ovaltine malt powder for a deliciously rich buttercream recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 cups
Calories: 583kcal



  • Cream the butter and Ovaltine together in a large bowl or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Scrape down the sides of the bowl.
  • Add the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time alternating with heavy cream. Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Add salt and beat on high for 2 to 3 minutes until frosting is light and fluffy.


  • Add additional powdered sugar or heavy cream to reach desired consistency.
  • Nutritional information is an estimate for each cup of prepared frosting.


Calories: 583kcal | Carbohydrates: 89g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 174mg | Potassium: 56mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 86g | Vitamin A: 818IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 83mg | Iron: 1mg