Since the weather has been so lovely lately but so cold i decided to get the Kitchen Aid out on Sunday and bake some cupcakes.
Now i was just going to bake my Celebration cupcakes again, still trying to get rid of the sweeties from Christmas! but my boyfriend came up with this one so ill let him take full credit, as they turned out yummy!
We were doing our weekly shop in Tesco and when we got the the jam/peanut butter/spreads aisle he picks up a jar of the Maltesar spread and says you should make Maltesar cupcakes with this inside. Who am i to disappoint?
I decided on just a basic vanilla sponge:
150g Caster Sugar
3 Eggs, beaten
150g Self Raising Flour
1tsp Vanilla Extract
I beat my Stork until its light and creamy then add the sugar and give that a good beating. Then add the eggs, flour and vanilla and combine until mixed through, try not to overmix it.
Then back in a 150degree oven for 15-20 minutes. When a cocktail stick poked in comes out clean they are ready.
I let these sit for a while until they were completely cool and then hollowed out the middle of the cupcakes and filled them with the Maltesar spread. i put the spread into a bowl gave it a little mix (Shout out to my Ex! no? ok moving on) to loosen it up and put it in a small piping bag then piped it into the middle and popped the lid back on, eating the offcuts as i went!
To make the buttercream whatever spread i didn’t use inside the cupcakes i put into the buttercream along with:
150g Unsalted softened Butter
300g Icing Sugar sifted
25g Cocoa Powder
1-2tsp Boiling Water (to loosen if it feels a little stiff)
Just beat the butter until light and creamy then add in your sifted icing sugar a little bit at a time along with the cocoa and then the spread.
Pop into a piping bag and ice onto the cupcake, now i didn’t use a nozzle as i thought the bits of Maltesar would get stuck, its up to yourself. When i piped these they looked like a certain brown emoji and we couldn’t stop laughing so i promptly topped them with the mini Maltesar bunny!
Ten points for you if you can guess which emoji im on about? :o)
I enjoyed making these and they were a big hit so i hope you enjoy them too!