A "Whopper" of a Cupcake
  • 3/4 cup soft brown sugar
  • 7/8 cup caster sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp malted milk powder
  • 1 1/3 cups plain flour
  • 3 tbsp potato flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • Icing and decoration:
  • 1 1/4 cup icing sugar
  • 1 tsp cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp (heaping) malted milk powder
  • 1/2 cup soft unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp boiling water
  • Whoppers/Maltesers for decoration
  1. Whisk together the sugars and eggs until light and frothy. Heat the milk, butter and malted milk powder in a small saucepan until the butter has melted and the mixture is hot but not boiling. Beat the milk mixture into the eggs a little at a time. Mix the dry ingredients together and sieve them into the mixture mixing carefully but thoroughly. Spoon the batter into baking cups filling them no more than 3/4 full. Bake at 325F for abotu 25 minutes (test to be sure they are done). Let cool.
  2. Frosting: Mix together the icing sugar, cocoa and malted milk powder carefully. Add the butter and mix again. Pour the boiling water in mixing all the time until you have a smooth buttercream. Spread over the cupcakes and decorate with Whoppers/Maltesers.