Chocolate Malt Cupcakes {Birthday Celebration}

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Chocolate Malt Cupcakes, moist malt chocolate cupcakes with malted milk chocolate buttercream frosting.    For those who love malted milkshakes, you will enjoy this delicious cupcake.

Celebrating birthdays is one of my favorite things to do with my grandchildren.  I am always listening and looking for the recipes to make for their birthdays.  

One day my Grandson, Gabriel was sitting next to me while I was on Pinterest and spotted these Chocolate Malt Cupcakes pinned from  Your Cup of Cake.  

He remarked that he wanted these for his birthday and he would come back months later and say "remember those cupcakes we saw, I still want them for my birthday". 

Needless to say, he was thrilled when he saw them on the table for his birthday this past week.

We celebrated Gabriel's 11th birthday at a State Park in Daingerfield next to where we live.  

We cut a watermelon and had these cute cupcakes that were the star attraction.  

There are a nice swimming area and picnic tables under a lot of shady Pine Trees.  

Chocolate Malt Cupcakes

Ingredients: Cupcake
1 box Devil's Food Cake Mix
3 eggs
1/2 cup oil
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup malted milk powder

Ingredients:  Chocolate Malt Buttercream
1/2 cup butter, softened
8 oz cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup cocoa powder
2-3 cups powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup malted milk powder

Directions: Cupcake
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with 24 cupcake liners.

Sift cake mix in to a small bowl and set aside. Combine eggs, oil, buttermilk, sour cream and vanilla extract until smooth.

Add malted milk powder to cake mix and stir. Combine dry and wet ingredients and mix.

Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full and bake for 16-22 minutes, or until a knife comes out clean.

Directions: Buttercream 
Beat butter and cream cheese for 4 minutes and scrape down the bowl as needed.

Add cocoa powder, powdered sugar, vanilla extract and malted mix powder. Beat until smooth.

If too thick, add a tablespoon of milk. If too thin, add more powdered sugar.  Pipe onto cooled cupcakes and decorate with chocolate malt balls and colorful straws.


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Kay Little
Kay Little

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