Have you ever had a whooper (the candy, not the burger)? I really like whoppers, in moderation.
I also really like really enjoy a chocolate malt, oh my goodness yum.
Basically the theme here is that I really like malted chocolate flavor. Malt is a flavor that is so easily added and it makes things taste so delicious!
These just plain chocolate cupcakes are spruced up a bit with the addition of a small amount of malt.
Malt is also added to the cream cheese frosting, it makes them smell like a milkshake. Yum, just rethinking these cupcakes makes me so hungry!
Are you ready to get started? This is going to be a painless experience, I promise!
Malted Chocolate Cupcakes
makes 24 cupcakes
2 sticks butter
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup cocoa powder
2 tablespoons malted milk powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup sour cream
Preheat oven to 350 and line two cupcake pans.
In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to whip together the butter and sugar, this will take about two minutes. Add the eggs one at a time, beating until well incorporated.
Add in the cocoa powder and the malted milk powder and mix until smooth.
Now add vanilla, salt, baking soda and baking powder.
Measure out your flour and your sour cream. Add 1/3 of the flour and mix until just incorporated. Add 1/2 of the sour cream and mix. Once the sour cream is mixed in, add another 1/3 of the flour followed by the last of the sour cream and finally the last of the flour.
Scrape the sides of the bowls and give the batter one last mix.
Fill each cupcake liner about 2/3 of the way full and bake for 18 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
Remove from pan and allow to cool.
Malted Cream Cheese Frosting
2 blocks cream cheese
1 stick butter
1 tablespoon malted milk
3-4 cups powdered sugar
In a medium bowl add in the cream cheese and butter. Whip using a mixer for about 2 minutes.
Add in the malted milk and continue to mix. While the mixer is on slow start adding the powdered sugar about 1/2 cup at a time.
Continue to add the powdered sugar until the frosting has reach your desired texture, I prefer for mine to be just thick enough to pipe.
Once the cupcakes are cooled, pipe or spread the frosting on to the cupcakes.
Top with crushed whoppers if desired.