Sunday, March 1, 2015

Malted Chocolate Cupcakes and malted ganache

It's time for chocolate again, but experienced with an ingredient that brings back these beautiful childhood memories we all cherish.

I still remember that delicious malted chocolate drink that would get me and my siblings, or any child for that matter, really excited. The chocolate malt powder came in green cans, and my grandma always had at least one on standby in her pantry for us to enjoy mixed with fresh milk! I haven´t seen or had this drink since years now. Last summer upon visiting Andorra I came across a similar brand of malted chocolate and of course I bought some. To my surprise a couple of months ago I saw the same brand in a nearby supermarket, how good is that?

I wanted to use this malted chocolate powder either in a cake or in cupcakes, but finally went for the cupcakes, maybe because they are easier to manage and they always look cute!
So let´s start making those little beauties!

For the cupcakes you need: (7 cupcakes)
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 60 g soft butter
  • 40 g sugar
  • 40 g milk
  • 40 g flour
  • 20 g cocoa powder
  • 20 g melted dark chocolate
  • 20 g malted chocolate powder 
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • heaping 1/4 tsp of baking soda
  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract or paste
First, mix all the dry ingredients together and set aside. Beat the butter and the sugar. I used a hand whisk but you can use an electric mixer. When the mixture is creamy add the egg and mix well. Add the chocolate and the vanilla. Fold in the flour mixture and then the milk.

Fill the cupcake liners, about 2/3 and then bake for about 20 min in a preheated oven (180C).

Once they are baked, immediately remove from the pan, and leave them to cool on a cooling rack.

For the ganache frosting:
  • 100 g finely chopped chocolate
  • 120 g heavy cream (35%)
  • 2 tbsp malted chocolate
  • a drop of vanilla essence or paste
  • 20 g butter
Add the malted chocolate to the cream and let it simmer on a gentle heat. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and whisk vigorously until all chocolate melts. Add the butter and vanilla and whisk again. When the ganache has cooled, you can whip it a bit until it becomes a bit fluffy and lighter in color.

Now you´re ready to frost the cupcakes as you wish. I opted for a simple yet beautiful decoration using that delectable frosting.

These cupcakes have an intense chocolate flavor and a "je ne sais quoi" effect thanks to the malted chocolate! 


  1. All I can say is WOW!! these cup cakes are to die for.. Thanks for sharing such delicious recipe..beautiful click s too

  2. They just look amazing!!!!! Adorable pics, I hope the taste is even better :)


    1. They taste as good as they look! Thank you dear! :)