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Recipe: Chocolate Malt Cupcakes

02.26.13

Chocolate Malt Cupcakes

It’s been a long time since I’ve baked cupcakes. I suppose it was the thing I made more than anything else when I first started baking a few years ago, so I guess I just wanted to expand my own recipe book by trying out lots of other things since then. But I had a couple days away from the office this past week and decided I was going to give a cupcake recipe a go. This one is for Chocolate Malted cupcakes, and let me tell you, that they are absolutely delicious! They are soft and chocolately, and melt-in-your mouth lovely. I took some of these home to my family this weekend, and they loved them too, so I definitely recommend you giving them a go. The recipe is from Your Cup of Cake. The recipe actually got me 20 cupcakes, as opposed to the 24 listed on the website. Also, I only used half of the buttercream recipe, as I only used a small swipe for each cake and that worked out perfectly. I used a mixture of crushed maltesers and whole maltesers to decorate.

Cake:
1 box Devil’s Food Cake Mix
3 eggs
1/2 cup oil
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup malted milk powder

Chocolate Malt Buttercream:
1/2 cup butter, softened
8 oz cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup cocoa powder
2-3 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup malted milk powder

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with 24 cupcake liners.

Sift cake mix in to a small bowl and set aside.

Combine eggs, oil, buttermilk, sour cream and vanilla extract until smooth.

Add malted milk powder to cake mix and stir.

Combine dry and wet ingredients and mix.

Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 16-22 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean.

Buttercream: Beat butter and cream cheese for 4 minutes and scrape down the bowl as needed. Add cocoa powder, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and malted mix powder. Beat until smooth. If too thick, add a tablespoon of milk. If too thin, add more powdered sugar.

Pipe onto cooled cupcakes and decorate as you wish.

Chocolate Malt Cupcakes 1

Chocolate Malt Cupcakes 2

Chocolate Malt Cupcakes 3

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