Malteser Cupcakes

As of late I’ve become a bit obsessed with Maltesers, their crunchy malt middle smothered in milky smooth chocolate. Ohhhh yes they are so moorish! After the success of my Malteser Brownies I thought why not put Malteser’s in a cupcake mixture and bake them? Well they definitely didn’t disappoint. Soft, moist sponge with a sudden malty crunch topped with sweet vanilla buttercream and finished with a whole Malteser.



Love these cupcake cases, so cute!


Ingredients ( 18 small fairycakes/12 large cupcakes)
For the cupcakes
125g self-raising flour
125g unsalted butter (at room temperature)
125g caster sugar
2 eggs, beaten in a jug/bowl
2 tablespoon’s milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
80g Malteser’s
For the Buttercream
145g unsalted butter (at room temperature)
280g icing sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
18 extra Malteser’s for decorating
Preheat oven to 180°C and line a muffin tray with 18/12 cupcake cases.
  1. Make up the cupcake mixture by first creaming the butter and sugar together. Beat in the eggs along with a little flour (15g) at a time then stir in the vanilla extract. (If your mixture curdles see here for help)
    Fold in the rest of the flour with a spatula or large spoon, mix in the milk until mixture drops off the spoon easily. Finally stir in the Malteser’s. 

  2. Divide the mixture into the cupcake cases and bake in the oven for 15 minutes, until a knife in the middle comes out clear. Remove and leave to cool completely.
  3. Now make the buttercream by beating the butter until soft. Add half the icing sugar and beat with a wooden spoon until smooth. Add the remaining icing sugar and vanilla extract and beat until mixture is light, fluffy and pale in colour. (This will take a while so remember to be patient and keep working the buttercream, trust me it will be worth it!)
  4. To decorate your cupcakes either spread over the cakes with the back of a spoon. Or for a more professional look use a piping bag and star nozzle and pipe the buttercream on the cupcake starting from the outside spiraling inwards. Pop a Malteser on top for that eye catching final touch.

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