Malted Milk Chocolate Cupcakes
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 tbsp. baking powder
- 1 tsp. fine sea salt
- 1 cup malted milk powder
- 5 oz. unsweetened chocolate, chopped
- ½ cup unsalted butter
- ¼ cup canola oil
- 1 ¾ cups whole milk, at room temperature
- 3 eggs, at room temperature
- 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- Chocolate frosting
- 24 malted milk balls for garnish
Center an oven rack and preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a bowl of a stand mixer, sift together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Add the malted milk powder and whisk the mixture by hand to ensure that the ingredients are well mixed. Melt the chocolate and butter in a heat resistant bowl set over a pot of simmering water. Once both are melted, remove the bowl from the heat and stir in the oil until the mixture is uniform. Scrape the chocolate mixture into the bowl of dry ingredients, pour in 1 cup of the milk and blend with the paddle attachment on low speed until incorporated, scraping the bottom well to incorporate any dry ingredients patches. Once combined, kick up the mixer to medium-high speed for 1 minute. Stop the mixer and scrape the paddle, sides and bottom of the bowl. Whisk together the remaining ¾ cup of milk, the eggs and the vanilla in a separate bowl and add half this mixture into the batter on low speed. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add the second half of the mixture, blending until well combined. Pour the thin batter into the paper-lined pans, filling the cups to just below the rim. Place the tins in the middle of the oven and bake until the cupcakes are perky and firm on the top, 24 to 26 minutes. Cool the cakes in their tins on a wire rack until they reach room temperature. Once cool, frost the cupcakes with the frosting and place a malted milk ball on top for decoration. These cupcakes are best the day they are made but keep for 3 days in an airtight container at room temperature.
Tested in the THASC kitchen. Photo by THASC.
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