Searching for a recipe for a nougat-like filling that resembled the nougat of a Snickers bar, I sought help from CC members. Likim responded with a suggestion that proved to be a winner: malted milk mix. My husband’s comment upon taste testing the final cake-filling combination was, “That groom’s cake is going to out-shine the bride’s cake!”


  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 16 oz. container of marshmallow cream
  • 1 cup malted milk mix
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 3-4 cups powdered sugar
  • 5-6 tablespoons heavy cream or milk


    Cream butter, shortening, and marshmallow cream together. Add vanilla and cream or milk and continue to cream until well incorporated. Mix in malkted milk and then add powdered sugar until filling is desired sweetness and consistancy.

    Serving suggestion: Use with caramel and chopped peanuts to fill a chocolate cake.


etr2002 Says... 7 Apr 2010 , 12:33pm

What flavor of malted milk mix did you use? There are a lot to choose from at the grocery!

chaos_cakes Says... 8 Apr 2010 , 12:10pm

I used Carnation Malted Milk Original.

ange67 Says... 26 Apr 2010 , 5:19pm

Anyone know if I could keep this filling at room temp? Trying my 1st cake and going to try fondant as well. (OMG!!) If I could keep the cake filled overnight at room temp (with this filling) it would be GREAT ! Thanks

chaos_cakes Says... 27 Apr 2010 , 2:13pm

This should keep at room temp over night. There is something about the sugar that acts as a preservative for the milk/cream.

yums Says... 13 May 2010 , 7:32pm

Overall, I thought this was an ok recipe. I added more sugar than called for and I still thought it was too thin. It would be nice to find something fluffy. And I would 1/2 or 1/3 this for next time. I filled a 1/2 sheet cake and still have cups of this left. Very sweet.

marmee1 Says... 4 Jun 2010 , 12:51pm

This is a great recipe! It actually gets better if you let it sit with the flavors overnight (in the fridge). It is habit forming! My family loves it.

shawan27 Says... 19 Jun 2010 , 11:59pm

if i add meringue powder would it stabalize it a little more

MemeLeigh Says... 1 Aug 2011 , 1:12am

I am going try these for a cupcake filling... I am so excited.

onlymlove Says... 22 Oct 2011 , 1:50pm

has anyone used this to fill candy?

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