When it comes to sweet treats, you just can't beat cupcakes. Any cupcake is a good cupcake in my book, add maltesers to the mix and you are in cupcake heaven. So since I love them so much I thought I would share this recipe with you too!
Ingredients For The Cupcakes
5g Cocoa Powder
25g Horlicks (or any other malt powder)
95g Self Raising Flour
125g Caster Sugar
1/4 tsp Bicarbonate Of Soda
Pinch Of Salt
135g Unsalted Butter
2 Large Free Range Eggs
1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 1/2 tbsp Whole milk
Ingredients For The Buttercream
200g Unsalted Butter
450g Icing Sugar
4 tbsp Whole Milk
1/4 tsp Vanilla Extract
100g Crushed Maltesers
Extra Maltesers For The Top
What You Need To Do
Start sifting the cocoa powder, horlicks, self raising flour, caster sugar, bicarbonate of soda and salt into a large mixing bowl. Once all the dry ingredients are in the bowl add the unsalted butter and whisk until you have a paste like consistency. Now add the milk and vanilla extract and mix. Then add to your cases.
Place in the oven at 170 degrees and bake for 20-22 minutes. Whilst in the oven it's time to prepare the buttercream icing.
Start by adding the butter to a large bowl and using an electric whisk mix until the butter is white and fluffy. Then start sifting the icing sugar into a separate bowl, once you have done that you want to add the icing sugar in two sections whisking 2 minutes between the sections.
Now to add the whole milk, vanilla essence and finally the crushed maltesers. To crush the maltesers you can use a food processor or if you don't have one of those then stick them all into a ziplock bag and give them a good whack with a rolling pin. Give all that a good mix and your icing is done.
Now check your cakes and get them out of the oven.
Place your cakes in the fridge too cool and start preparing your icing for piping. This is optional by the way, if you want to just get a spoon and splodge it on that is fine but I am a bit a perfectionist so piping is the way to go for me! And remember to never put your icing on until your cakes are fully cool or it will melt!
To start piping you will need a large piping bag and a large nozzle. I would highly recommend watching a tutorial if you have never used a piping bag before as they can be quite complicated. So once you have gotten your nozzle in place fill your bag with the icing and start piping! Once you have finished icing add 3 maltesers on the top of each cupcake and you are done!
Send me a picture if you try this recipe, all my social media links are are down below so feel free to tag me! And I will see you all very soon with a new post. Bye!