When I was a little girl growing up in San Francisco, there was a candy called Maltesers. They were malted milk balls. We loved these, not only for the taste of the candy, but because of the name. My heritage is from the Island of Malta. Such a tiny island with a HUGE personality.
Although, growing up, when someone asked “What is your nationality?” And we responded Maltese, no one knew what that was or where it was located. So, as a kid, when we saw the name of the candy, we made our parents buy it for us and that is why all loved the malted milk balls.
When I saw the chocolate powder mix at Cost Plus, I had to buy it. Right?!? But then I thought, I don’t want to drink it as a chocolate why not make cupcakes with the powder.
If you can’t find the powder, you can do two things for a substitute. One would be to buy malted milk balls and crush them or buy the Carnation brand malted milk powder and add unsweetened cocoa to it.
4 PP each without the glaze
5 PP with the glaze
- 2 cups unbleached white flour
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 Tablespoon Malted chocolate powder (aka Maltesers)
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup 2% milk
- 2 eggs, beaten
- 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
Preheat oven to 325
In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, malted chocolate powder and salt.
Stir in the milk, eggs, vanilla and butter. Beat together until well blended.
Divide evenly in paper lined cupcake tins.
Bake 25 minutes,. remove from oven and let cool 15 minutes.
For the glaze:
Mix 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon Lite Chocolate syrup, 1/8 cup chocolate malted powder and 1 Tablespoon 2% milk. Use the back of a tablespoon to glaze your cupcakes.