Torta de Milo (Milo Cake)

Milo Cake

Milo is a delicious drink that I drank every morning growing up in Colombia. I can’t remember a period in my life when it wasn’t my favorite drink. It is a chocolate and malt powder which is mixed with hot or cold milk to make a wonderful and rich drink.

Milo is made by Nestlé and here in the USA you can find it online at or at your local Latin market.

The other day I was craving something sweet and I didn’t know what to make, so I opened my pantry and the first thing I saw was my green container of Milo and that was the inspiration for this cake. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

Buen Provecho!




  • 1 stick + 1/4 cup butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs at room temperature
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 11/4 cups of Milo powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda


  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Butter and lightly flour a baking pan.
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream the butter until smooth. Add the sugars and beat until fluffy, about 4 minutes.
  3. Add the eggs and beat well, then add the Milo, milk and vanilla.
  4. Mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt together. Add them to your wet ingredients.
  5. Stir together with a spoon until blended. Scrape down the batter in the bowl, making sure the ingredients are mixed.
  6. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan. Bake for 55 to 60 minutes, or until a tooth pick inserted into the center of the cake comes out clean. Cool in pan on a rack for about 10 minutes and serve.
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  1. says

    What a fun idea! I’ve never heard of this drink before but you can rest assured that I’ll be keeping an eye out for it in my grocery store. That cake looks so moist and delicious!

  2. Jessica says

    My mom always gave us Milo growing up, she grew up drinking it in Zimbabwe! I am so excited to try this and tell her about it!

  3. David says

    I’m able to purchase Milo at the local Wal-Mart here in North Carolina. This cake looks muy delicioso!! Definitely gonna try this recipe. By the way they also make Milo with 50% less sugar. Saw it in Colombia last week at a Carrefour in Bogota.

  4. Mary Ann says

    Thank you for this recipe. I made it for Thanksgiving for my two new grandchildren who were recently adopted from Colombia. It was the first time I made a “from scratch” cake and it was wonderful…so rich and moist, yet not heavy or overly sweet. The children loved it, as well as my entire family. I’m thinking of trying the pineapple/coconut upside down cake for Christmas. I am thrilled to learn more and more about the culture of these beautiful children. Yuliana and Miguel are a blessing on our whole family. God bless and Feliz Navidad to you and yours. I look forward to trying more Colombian recipes.

    • Anonymous says

      This recipe is a WINNER! I cooked it last weekend and substituted honey for the brown sugar ….the cake was delicious…. and super easy to make

  5. dinapatric says

    Erika, cordial saludo:
    Quiero ensayar tu receta de milo, pero me gustaría con relleno o cobertura. Cuál me sugieres?.

  6. yukaz says

    Hi erika,
    Sorry i’m confuse about the milo powder measurement.
    Which one the correct,
    11/4 c. milo powder
    1 1/4 c. ( 1+1/4 c.) milo powder.


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