Thursday, 31 July 2014

Malted Milkshake Cupcakes with Choc-Malt Frosting











There's been driving rain and howling winds here today so I've barricaded myself indoors with the makings of Malted Milkshake Cupcakes with Choc-Malt Frosting. Clever thinking, yes?


Malted Milkshake Cupcakes with Choc-Malt Frosting
Makes 12

For the Cupcakes:
1 1/2 cups (225g) self raising flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
125g unsalted butter, softened
2 eggs
1/4 cup buttermilk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons malt extract

For the Frosting:
115g unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups icing sugar, sifted
3 tablespoons cocoa powder, sifted
2 tablespoons malt extract
2 tablespoons thickened cream
Maltesers, crushed for sprinkling

Make the Cupcakes:
Preheat the oven to 160C. Line a cupcake pan with paper liners. Set aside.

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, put the flour and sugar. Mix briefly to combine. Add the butter, eggs, buttermilk, vanilla and malt extract and beat on medium for about 5 minutes.

Divide the batter evenly among the paper liners. Bake the cupcakes for 20 -22 minutes, or until a skewer inserted into the centre comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Make the Frosting:
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter on medium speed until smooth. Add the icing sugar, cocoa powder, malt extract and cream and beat until fluffy. Top each cupcake with a tablespoon of frosting and use a spatula to spread it evenly over the top to the edges. Sprinkle with crushed Maltesers.

22 comments:

  1. Very clever thinking! These sound phenom!

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    1. I'm one smart cookie... I mean cupcake.

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  2. I could eat these for breakfast now! They seem perfect to me :)

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    1. Breakfast cupcakes, I like the way you think.

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  3. Blame it on the weatherman...or thank him actually :) Baking is the best activity on a rainy day. Brisbane! We need more precipitation!

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    1. A raining, cold day is an perfect excuse for me to bake... not that I need one though.

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  4. Gorgeous cupcakes, I adore that chocolate malt frosting!

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    1. Thanks Laura. I ate most of that frosting before it got near the cupcakes.

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  5. Clever thinking indeed! I'm craving for chocolate cupcakes now!

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    1. I'm a bit naughty for tempting you with these.

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  6. i could SO devour one of these right now.. seriously delicious.

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    1. Thanks Thalia. They were very easy to eat.

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  7. Oh my gosh! Your photography is stunning and mouthwatering, and your recipes look delicious! I've been looking for a blog with truly scrumptious looking recipes to share with our followers, as they pair well with artisan/gourmet kitchen utensils! I'll definitely be following your blog, and sharing your recipes a lot :) If you ever find yourself in need of super awesome one-of-a-kind serving and cooking utensils for your photography, check out Polder's Old World Market. We'd love to work with you in some fashion! :)

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  8. These look so delicious! Malt and chocolate are a match made in heaven :)

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  9. Lovely pictures, these look delicious. GG

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  10. Malted milk.... malted milk balls.... 2 of my all-time favorite things. Thank you for these.

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    1. You're welcome and thank you. Malted Milk and Malted Milk Ball rule.

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