Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Remember Ovaltine???

I remember as a little girl, my favorite drink was milk with Ovaltine. To this day I still love anything malted...especially in the summer...with ice cream. Oh, I almost lost myself in thought there for a moment. One of the husband's favorites is malted milk balls. So when I saw this recipe, I had to give it a whirl. They are so good and fun. The kids love them because they have candy on top. And for the moms out there who need to bring cupcakes to school, I think these would be a good choice. Or they might be fun for a bake sale and a little different than the usual chocolate chip cookies or brownies. So pour yourself a glass of milk and break out the Ovaltine, but have it the grown-up way... in a cupcake!!
Chocolate Malt Cupcakes
CUPCAKES:
1- 2/3 cups flour
2/3 cup malted milk powder
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted, cooled
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup mini chocolate chips
TOPPING:
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/3 cup malted milk powder
3/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melt, cool
12 chocolate covered malted milk balls (garnish.)
Preheat oven to 375ºF. Lightly butter 12 muffin cups.

To prepare cupcakes: In a large bowl, stir together flour, malted milk powder, sugars, baking powder and salt.
In another bowl, stir together milk, butter, eggs, and vanilla until blended.
Make a well in center of flour mixture; add milk mixture and stir just to combine.
Stir in chips.
Spoon batter into muffin cups; bake for 20-25 minutes, or until cake tester inserted into center of one cupcake comes out clean.
Remove muffin tin to wire rack to cool.
Cool for 5 minutes before removing cupcakes from cups; finish cooling on rack.

To prepare topping:
In chilled bowl and with chilled beaters, beat cream and malted milk powder until stiff peaks form.
Beat in melted chocolate.
Chill until firm enough to spread. Divide topping among cupcakes and spread to coat tops evenly. Garnish each with a malted milk ball if desired.
Makes 12.

10 comments:

  1. Ohhhh! I love me some malted milk balls!!!! I have never heard of malted milk, though! Duh...I guess that's what they are made of, huh? I will have to try this one!!!..Debbie

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  2. Hi again, Linda! I just saw your comment...your daughter is in Canton?? You will have to let me know the next time you are coming here! That's about an hour away! I would love to meet you!...Debbie

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  3. My husband also loves Malted Milk balls - Yes, I remember Ovaltine - these look and sound yummy - thanks for sharing

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  4. These look fantastic!! Great cupcakes!!

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  5. oh wow, I could easily eat a couple of these. What a treat!

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  6. Those cupcakes look awesome. Can you believe it, I have never had Ovaltine. Is it chocolate - like chocolate milk?

    I am sure it is fantastic! They look great!

    Jen

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  7. WOOOWEEE, I luv malts too, I think I'l try this recipe sometime! CHEERS! Michele

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  8. I always loved to get chocolate malts at Dairy Queen when I was a little girl!

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  9. My hubby would go bananas for this. We are a malted ball bunch in our house. Thanks for sharing!

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