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Chocolate Maltesers cupcakes

December 14, 2008

Yet another chocolate cupcake!

I know the title said Chocolate Maltesers cupcakes, but the only Maltesers present were those round balls as decor. None in the cupcakes though! I feel that they could have tasted maltier.. I don’t know. People told me they could taste the Horlicks-y taste, but I really couldn’t. Oh well. But I really love the frosting!

Gosh I need a better camera, or photoshop skills OR somebody to take pictures of the food.. Anybody up for it?

Recipe from here, but I tweaked it, as usual.

Cupcakes

Ingredients:

150g soft brown sugar
100g caster sugar
3 eggs
175ml milk
150g unsalted butter
3 tablespoons Horlicks powder
175g + 2 tbsp self raising flour
25g cocoa powder

Directions:

1. Whisk together the sugars and eggs until light and frothy.
2. Heat the milk, butter and 2 tbsp Horlicks powder in a small saucepan until the butter has melted and the mixture is hot but not boiling.
3. Beat the milk mixture into the eggs a little at a time.
4. Mix the dry ingredients (flour, cocoa and horlicks) together and sieve them into the mixture mixing carefully but thoroughly. Spoon the batter into baking cups filling them no more than 2/3 full.
5. Bake at 170°C for about 15 mins. Let cool.

The cupcakes will rise higher than normal ones for some reason I don’t know.. Which is great actually. SO I don’t have to use so much frosting for the domed effect.

Frosting

Ingredients:

220g icing sugar
1 teaspoon cocoa powder
45g Horlicks
125g soft unsalted butter
2 tablespoons boiling water
Maltesers for decoration
Directions:
1. Mix together the icing sugar, cocoa and Horlicks carefully.
2. Add the butter and mix again. Pour the boiling water in mixing all the time until you have a smooth buttercream.
3. Spread over the cupcakes and decorate with Maltesers.

There you go!

Maybe next time I shall try with crushed maltesers in the cake batter, and see how they taste like!

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