Thursday, January 3, 2013

Vanilla Malt Cupcakes

Vanilla Malted Milk Cupcakes with a Whipped Cream Frosting & Chocolate Grad Caps and Scrolls

I made these for my cousin's graduation party...needed 6 dozen cupcakes! But I whipped them out like a champ! I mean besides the miscalculation that ended up with me having twice as many cupcakes as I needed! Oh, well, more for me!

That is a chocolate graduation cap and scroll, in case you can't tell

Everyone LOVED them!

I kind of LOVE this angle!
The Cupcakes had a hint of Vanilla malt in them, and the frosting was light and airy... a perfect compliment!

Top View!
The cupcake recipe is from Paula Deen

Vanilla Malt Cupcakes
Makes about 16 cupcakes

  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup malted milk powder
  • 1 ¾ cups cake flour, not self-rising
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together sugar, malted milk powder, cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Add butter and vanilla and mix until light and fluffy.
  4. Mix in eggs until just combined.
  5. Slowly mix in milk until just combined.
  6. Fill cupcake liners ¾ full.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes or until cupcakes bounce back when lightly touched.
Just out of the oven!
Whipped Cream Frosting

  • 3 cups heavy or whipping cream 
  • 5 Tbs. granulated sugar 
  • 1-1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  1. Chill the bowl and whisk attachment of a stand mixer for 20 min. in the refrigerator or 5 min. in the freezer. 
  2. Pour the heavy cream into the bowl and whisk on medium-high speed until it just starts to thicken. 
  3. Slow the speed down to medium and gradually pour in the sugar. 
  4. Continue to whisk until soft peaks form.
  5. Add the vanilla extract and continue to whisk by hand until the cream is smooth, and stiff peaks form.
This recipe was super easy! You could add a few more Tablespoons of sugar if you wanted. It wasn't too sweet as it is.

Ready to go to the party!

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