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Creamy Nougat Filling

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.

Comments (9)

What flavor of malted milk mix did you use? There are a lot to choose from at the grocery!
I used Carnation Malted Milk Original.
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
This should keep at room temp over night. There is something about the sugar that acts as a preservative for the milk/cream.
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.
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.
if i add meringue powder would it stabalize it a little more
I am going try these for a cupcake filling... I am so excited.
has anyone used this to fill candy?
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