Sunday, October 24, 2010


If you're a fan of Chocolate "Whopper" Malt Balls this is a treat for you!

I've been eyeing this recipe for a few months so went to the grocery to get the items I didn't have on hand and gave it a shot!  To eat this cupcake, in my opinion, it is mandatory you have it with a glass of milk!!  The chocolaty flavor is so intense in the cupcake it is for the REAL Chocolate Connoisseur.  Complimenting the deep flavor is the light, creamy Chocolate Malted Whipped Frosting topped with crushed malted milk balls.  Now, what part of that description didn't make your taste buds dance just a little??

Chocolate Malted Cupcakes

· 1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour

· 2 tsp baking powder

· 1 tsp salt

· 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

· ¾ cup malted milk powder

· ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature

· 1 ½ cups sugar

· 2 eggs

· 1 ½ cups whole milk

· 1 tsp vanilla extra

Preheat oven to 325F

Mix flour, baking powder, salt, malt powder, and cocoa together and set aside.

Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Alternately add flour mixture and milk. Add vanilla a beat well.

Spoon batter into cupcake papers, filling cups about 2/3 full. Bake for 25(15 minutes for mini) minutes or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool.

Chocolate Malted Milk Whipped Cream Frosting

1 cup heavy whipping cream

1 cup powdered sugar

4 TBSP malted milk powder

2 TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder

In a large bowl, whip the cream until it forms soft peaks. Add sugar, malt powder, and cocoa powder. Beat until stiff.

Frost cooled cupcakes with whipped cream frosting. Top with crushed Whopper (malted milk balls) pieces.

I made most of them in a mini size but did manage to make a half dozen in the "big-boy" size for my friend Sue's hubby and crew who are finishing up in the fields this week.  All the crops are in and now plowing up the ground for the winter.  I figured a dainty mini was not going to impress them very much!

So, if you have a sudden urge for some deep chocolate flavor give these a try...will not be disappointed!

As a follow-up, you can see Louie fur has all grown back after his "summer haircut" I posted about HERE...  Between him and Tux they are my guard cats during the day.  Looks like Louis is trying to see what is in the jar, and if it is edible!

Thanks for stopping by.....


Dishesdone said...

Ok, you got me with the whoppers! I love them! That cupcake looks fantastic! You are quite the little piper, aren't you? :)

Love the kitties!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

All I need now is your tutorial on how to pipe frosting. These look beautiful and delicious, Barb. I love malted milk balls!

Kathleen said...

They look wonderful! I am anxious to get back into the kitchen and bake. Just need the energy!

I want to try that recipe!

Barbara said...

How do you get your frosting to look so great? I am really a doofus when it comes to decorating!

These look marvelous!

Sarah-Jane - said...

sounds like an irresistable combination to me. :-)

I've enjoyed my first visit !

Debbie said...

They sound wonderful Barb! I agree that you should give instructions in piping that perfect frosting.

susan said...

I haven't been by in a while and I had almost forgotten what a phenomenal cook you are!!! I always leave hungry when you post food! I saw your post on the anniversary---my "baby" got engaged tonight!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Okay Barb, you've done it now! As a chocoholic, my taste buds are do the jitterbug and the twist after looking at those photos and reading your description. I'm goin to try this recipe. I know mine won't look as pretty as yours, but I also know they'll be eaten before anyone else sees them!!! Your kitties are so pretty. laurie

Marsha said...

I must have missed this one last week - they sure look good and the whipped cream frosting sounds heavenly. Wish I had one has a treat tonight :)

Rettabug said...

I'm lovin' all these wonderful cupcake recipes you're testing & sharing! Got to try some of them soon at this house.

Sorry to hear your puppy was sick. I hope he keeps improving daily. They are truly members of the family!

Thanks for clicking for a cure, too!