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Chocolate Malt Cupcakes

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Growing up, my dad used to make us chocolate malts.  Mmmmm!  That sweet malt flavor is the best!  I was remembering those fun evenings when he would surprise my brothers, sisters, and I when he would say, “I’d better fire up the blender!” That was our cue to get excited 🙂 I wanted to embody that excitement, sweetness, and nostalgia into a cupcake – and I think I nailed it! These are SO GOOD!

WHAT YOU NEED:

  • 1 box devil’s food or chocolate cake mix
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup brewed coffee (cooled)
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup malted milk powder
  • 1 (1.4 oz) package dry chocolate pudding/pie mix powder

Malt Buttercream:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter (softened)
  • 6 tablespoons malted milk powder
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (I used colorless )
  • chocolate fudge topping (optional)
  • Whoppers or malt ball candies

MAKE THEM:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Place cupcake liners in your muffin pan.

Spray them lightly with Pam or baking spray.

Mix all cake ingredients until JUST combined.

Fill each cupcake liner to 3/4 full.

Bake 17-21 minutes.

Make the malt buttercream

Whip the butter about 2 minutes on medium high speed.

Add the malted milk, then powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time.

Add vanilla and mix until combined.

If it’s too thick, add a teaspoon or two of heavy whipping cream or milk.

Frost cupcakes, and top with fudge sauce and a malt ball!  I stuck a cute, paper straw in each to make it look more like a malt!

ENJOY!

Try these cupcakes!

 

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Chocolate Malt Cupcakes

If you've ever had a chocolate malt, you know that rich, creamy, slightly nutty flavor makes a big difference in a milkshake. Now, try that in a cupcake!

Ingredients

  • 1 box devil's food or chocolate cake mix
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup brewed coffee cooled
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup malted milk powder
  • 1 1.4 oz package dry chocolate pudding/pie mix powder

Malt Buttercream:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 6 tablespoons malted milk powder
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla I used colorless
  • chocolate fudge topping optional
  • Whoppers or malt ball candies

Instructions

MAKE THEM:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Place cupcake liners in your muffin pan.
  • Spray them lightly with Pam or baking spray.
  • Mix all cake ingredients until JUST combined.
  • Fill each cupcake liner to 3/4 full.
  • Bake 17-21 minutes.

Make the malt buttercream

  • Whip the butter about 2 minutes on medium high speed.
  • Add the malted milk, then powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time.
  • Add vanilla and mix until combined.
  • If it's too thick, add a teaspoon or two of heavy whipping cream or milk.
  • Frost cupcakes, and top with fudge sauce and a malt ball!  I stuck a cute, paper straw in each to make it look more like a malt!

ENJOY!

    Jeni’s Disclaimer: I’m just a regular girl.  I love to drink wine while I bake.  I’m by no means a professional baker or pro photographer. My creations aren’t staged, they just are what they are, and that’s probably obvious from the pictures.  I create my recipes from inspiration of scents and flavors around me. I also repurpose my grandma’s old recipes. If you love to bake and your food ends up looking like REAL food, and not like something you’ll see on Instagram, you’re in the right place.

    7 Comments

    1. These look beautiful and delicious! I would love someone to make these for me.

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