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Malteser Cupcakes

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Serves 12

a yummy treat

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Ingredients

  • FOR THE CUPCAKES:
  • 200g softened butter
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 50g brown sugar
  • a couple of drops of vanilla extract
  • 4 medium sized eggs
  • 200g plain flour
  • 10g baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 80g maltesers
  • FOR THE BUTTER CREAM:
  • 250g butter
  • 500g icing sugar, sifted
  • a couple of drops of vanilla extract
  • 55g roughly crushed maltesers

Method

    1. FOR THE CUPCAKES: Preheat the oven to 180c and line a cupcake/muffin tin with cupcake cases
    2. Cream together the butter and both sugars until it is light and fluffy. i like to use an electric whisk to do this.
    3. add all the vanilla and then the eggs. whisking well after each addition. If the mixture begins to look like it has curdled add a couple of tbsp of the flour and beat well until the mixture looks smooth.
    4. using a metal spoon fold in the flour, baking powder and salt. Then stir in the maltesers.
    5. divide the mixture equally between the 12 cupcake cases and bake in the oven for about 25 min or until a skewer inserted in to the middle of a cupcake comes out clean. Once cooked remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin.
    6. FOR THE BUTTER CREAM: Using an electric handwhisk, whisk together butter icing sugar and vanilla until it becomes pale and fluffy.
    7. You can either dolop the buttercream on top of each cupcake and spread it around with a knife. Or for a more professional look fit a piping bag with a 1cm star nozzle and pipe the buttercream on top of the cupcakes. sprinkle on some crushed maltesers to finish.

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sammi1607
16th Dec, 2011
1.05
Explosive mess!! Have made many cakes and no idea what went wrong with these. They ended up with a brandy snap crust and all overflowed the cupcake cases! What a waste of maltesers!!!!
chelle2288
16th Oct, 2011
5.05
Made these cupcakes for my work collegues and they love them! :D xx
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