EASTER ~ MALTED EGG CUPCAKES

 

I look forward to Easter each year because I know the stores will be stocking Malted Eggs.  I just love them!

If you follow my blog, you may have seen my recipe for Malted Egg Rice Krispies Treats.  These little treats disappear so fast. This is probably because I grab a spoon and eat most of it before it even makes it to  square dish I used to make the bars!

With my love of these malted eggs in mind, I tried to create a cupcake that has the same malt goodness.  As I have stated before, I am not a huge chocolate fan.  If you are, you may want to substitute the malted vanilla cupcake or frosting with malted chocolate.  The chocolate malt powder can be found next to the regular malt powder in you local store.  In my local Walmart, it is located next to the hot chocolate.

CAKE 

  • Cake Mix + ingredients on package
  • Malted milk powder

Use your favorite cake mix- add ingredients according to package directions.  Before mixing, add 1/2 cup of malted milk powder.  Mix and bake according to directions on cake mix box.

FROSTING

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter & 1/2 cup Crisco baking sticks or (or use 1 cup unsalted butter only if you prefer) 
  • 4 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1/4 – 1/2 cup malted powder milk
  • 3-5 tablespoons of milk
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla

Mix shortening/butter, malted powder, milk,  and vanilla with an electric mixer on low speed. Alternately add powdered sugar until desired consistency is reached. You may need to add more milk to achieve correct consistency.

SPECKS ON FROSTING

  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon vanilla extract

Use a new toothbrush (I picked up one at the dollar store) and dip it in your coco powder mix.  Flick your finger across the brush to make it splatter.  You may want to practice on a paper towel first.

Top with malted eggs if desired.

 

 

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