Where did time go?! How is it November already?! To me it still feels like January but I must admit I am starting to get into the christmas mood and looking forward to seeing my family in Germany over the holidays.
On Instagram I promised to post the recipe for these Maltesers cupcakes with chocolate cream cheese frosting and today I finally get to it. Now for a long time, over 2 years, I sort of had a love/hate relationship with cream cheese frosting. I love it because it is so delicious and it is not just butter and icing sugar which can get a bit heavy. But on the other side it is so easy to ruin. Whip it just a tad too long or the butter is too warm and soft and you end up with a soupy mess. Not nice! I’ve had that happen to me plenty of times. Especially when I started out with baking. It frustrated me so much that I wouldn’t make it for a long long time…
But I finally got the hang of it and will definitely make it more often now!
The idea for the cupcake came to me just when I was closing the kitchen cupboard with all the teas and coffees in them. My eyes landed on a jar of Malteser hot chocolate drink and I thought I could use that for baking!
Ingredients for 12 cupcakes:
60 grams Maltesers Instant Malty Drink
180 ml boiling water
200 grams flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
125 grams soft butter
100g caster sugar
100g brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract