Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Chocolate Malteser Cupcakes

I think if you asked most people to name a few things they love about summer,the smell of cut grass would be in there. I love the smell of freshly cut grass and new flowers blooming, I basically love being in the garden but it does not love me!

Ahh-choooo.......Hay fever!

This morning I think I have sneezed 4 billion times, looked like a women who was crying while walking to the pharmacy and then coughed my way home. I detest taking antihistamines, they make me sooo sleepy even the apparent "non-drowsy" ones.

Dear Pollen count, Give a girl a break!

So what does one need when feeling rubbish........Cupcakes :)


 

Recipe for Chocolate Malteser Cupcakes

 

Ingredients

 

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 heaping tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1 cup self raising flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

Chocolate  Buttercream Frosting

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 3-4 cup icing sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 3-4 tbsp milk
  • 2 packets of maltesers

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 180°C.
  2. In a saucepan,gently melt the butter,add cocoa and mix. Carefully add the boiling water and boil for 30 seconds. Turn off heat and set aside. 
  3. In a large bowl, mix flour and sugar. Pour in the chocolate mixture and combine.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine the egg and buttermilk. Add the vanilla and baking soda.
  5. Pour egg mixture to your chocolate/flour mixture and mix well. This is quiet a runny mixture so I transfer mine to a jug, which makes it easier to fill the cupcake cases!
  6. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until a cake tester comes out clean.


Frosting

Beat butter until softened,add icing sugar and beat for 1 minute,add vanilla and milk and beat for 3-4 minutes. If too thick, add more milk until you get the desired consistency. Crush maltesers while still in package and add to butter cream,mix! If you plan on piping this butter cream make sure your maltesers are finely crushed!



I also snuck in a couple of maltesers into the bottom of some of the cupcakes, just to see if it would make them yummier and when it came to frosting them I couldn't remember which ones they were! So I'm nosy to test my palette and see if I can tell which ones are which ;)


Shirley x

18 comments:

  1. These look quite tasty. I'll have to try them.

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  2. I love chocolate malt, but have never made it in cupcake form. These look fantastic!

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    1. Oh you'll have to give it a go,I could eat the frosting with just a spoon,thanks for stopping by :)

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  3. These look yummy. Thanks for linking up. I'm following you now!

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  4. Hi Shirley,
    Your Cupcakes look delicious, sure wish I had one right now for an afternoon treat. Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen
    A New Follower

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    1. I will definately be back,Thanks so much Helen :)

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  5. Hello - those look so good!!! I'm following from Thursday Food Fest and I also followed you on twitter: @FamilyFunFood

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  6. These are great looking cupcakes - and a perfect antidote to the pollen blues ;)

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    1. Exactly! The perfect pick me up when I'm feeling sorry for myself :)Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. Oh, yum! These look absolutely delicious! :)

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  8. Oh my these look amazing!!! I have chocolate malt on my cake and ice cream list for the summer.

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    1. Chocolate malt ice-cream......mmmmmmmm....I dont think any other word describes it better :)

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  9. Oh yum these cupcakes look delicious, especially the frosting. Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday!

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    1. Your very welcome alyssa,loved taking part :)

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Thanks so much for stopping by!

Shirley x