Lorraine Pascale’s Maltesers cupcakes Recipe

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serves:

12

Skill:

easy

Cost:

cheap

Prep:

10 min

Cooking:

25 min

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories Array kCal 0%
Fat Arrayg 0%
  -  Saturates Arrayg 0%

An irresistible combination of cake, buttercream and crunchy bits of Maltesers. You’ll definitely need to hide these from the kids!

Ingredients

  • For the cupcakes
  • :
  • 200g softened butter
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 50g brown sugar
  • A couple of drops of vanilla extract
  • 4 medium size eggs
  • 200g plain flour
  • 10g baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 80g Maltesers
  • For the buttercream
  • :
  • 250g butter
  • 500g icing sugar sifted
  • A couple of drops of vanilla extract
  • 55g roughly crushed Maltesers

Method

  • For the cupcakes: Preheat the oven to 180°C and line a cupcake/muffin tin with cupcake cases.

  • Cream together the butter and both sugars until it is light and fluffy. I like to use an electric hand whisk to do this with.

  • Add all the vanilla and then the eggs on eat a time, 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.

  • Using a metal spoon fold in the flour, baking powder and salt (add them altogether) and then stir in the Maltesers.

  • Divide the mixture equally between the 12 cupcake cases and bake in the oven for about 25 mins or until a skewer (or toothpick) inserted in to the middle of a cupcake comes out clean. Once cooked remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin.

  • For the buttercream: Using an electric handwhisk, whisk together the butter, icing sugar and vanilla until it becomes pale and fluffy.

  • You can either dollop 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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Top Tip

Top tip: You can decorate these with whole Maltesers if you prefer.