Malt Shop Cupcakes


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Malt Shop Cupcakes
Malt Shop Cupcakes
Ingredients
6 tbsp. butter
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup water
1½ cups each: flour and sugar
1/2 cup each: unsweetened cocoa powder and malted milk powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
2 eggs
1/3 cup buttermilk
1½ tsp. vanilla
Malt Ball Frosting (recipe follows)
Directions

Prep: 20 minutes Cook: about 20 minutesMakes: 24

1. Preheat oven to 350°F and line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.
2. Heat butter, oil and water in a small saucepan over medium heat just until butter is melted; set aside to cool slightly.
3. Stir together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, malted milk powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl of an electric mixer. Add butter mixture and beat until combined. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then stir in buttermilk and vanilla.
4. Pour batter into prepared muffin cups and bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool completely before frosting with Malt Ball Frosting: Beat 1/3 cup softened butter with an electric mixer until creamy; beat in 3 tbsp. malted milk powder. Add 4 cups powdered sugar alternately with 4 to 4½ tbsp. milk until mixture is smooth and spreadable. Set aside 24 whole malted milk balls from a 5-oz. package. Crush remaining malt balls coarsely and stir into frosting. Spread frosting over cupcakes and top with a whole malt ball. 

Wine Suggestion
Cupcake Red Velvet

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These were a big disappointment unfortunately. I love malt, but these had a weird flavor. I was bummed.

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These were delicious! The texture of the cake was wonderful - light and moist. I added a little extra malted milk powder to the frosting and also cut back the powdered sugar to three cups. Also I splurged on some gourmet malt balls (don't care for whoppers), and I think this made a big difference to the frosting. Will definitely make again.

  Comment Number: 5042
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