I’m not the big Malteser eater in our family, that would be my brother, but I did want to try making Malteser cupcakes just to see what would happen. What happened was an utterly unexpectedly divine chocolate cupcake with a Malteser on top! I didn’t just want to make a plain chocolate cupcake and stick a little malt ball on top, so I crushed up a few handfulls of Maltesers and mixed them into my chocolate cupcake batter. I don’t know what kind of magic happened in my oven today but it was sublime…there was no crunch in the sponge; instead, the Maltesers dispersed and dissolved turning my otherwise ordinary chocolate cupcake into an even chocolatier one with a little extra something! I might have to put Maltesers in all of my chocolate cupcakes from now on…
I decided I didn’t want to blitz my Maltesers into fine crumbs – it turns out this was essential as the larger chocolate coats are what melted throughout my sponge.
I loved how the cupcakes looked when they came out of the oven! At least they don’t look like plain chocolate cupcakes.
I had big plans for decoration you know. I wanted to make a sort of a malt ball flower on top of the cupcake. I was too ambitious it turns out, after three hours in the lab at university, and then baking cookies and a banana loaf when I got home before even starting the cupcakes! So yes, I had to adorn them with a completely predictable Malteser – but at least it’s obvious what’s in the cupcake right?
And then after looking at the bakery I had assembled in my kitchen, I decided it would be better to share out a lot of the goodies! A close member of my family is expecting a baby in about a months time, so I came up with the idea of making a maternity box filled with the treats.
I took two of the Malteser cupcakes and turned them into appropriate baby cupcakes.
And then I filled up the box with two slices of banana loaf, four chocolate chip cookies, the cupcakes and a little dash of sprinkles. I wrote a nice message on a postcard to go along with the box which I’ll be delivering tomorrow!
Best eaten at night with a good movie!