How to Make Chocolate Malt Ice Cream Cupcakes

These chocolate malt cupcakes are a fun and delicious summer dessert. They have a brownie layer and are topped with chocolate malt frozen custard, whipped cream and a malt ball.

Make them ahead and store them tightly covered at room temperature. They will stay moist for days!

1. Malted Milk Powder Ice Cream

Malted milk powder is a popular flavoring in many milkshakes, like Whoppers and Ovaltine, but also in a wide variety of baked goods. It’s made with a blend of malted barley, wheat flour, and evaporated whole milk.

This nutty-flavored powder is often found near the hot cocoa mix in grocery stores and can be purchased online. It’s a classic addition to any dessert, and adds a richness and depth of flavor that’s hard to duplicate.

In this recipe, we take a classic chocolate cupcake and dress it up with malted buttercream frosting. The sweet and nutty flavor of the malted milk powder infuses the buttercream with a delicious, tangy taste.

To make these cupcakes, you’ll need a few basic ingredients, including butter, cream cheese, cocoa powder, malted milk powder, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Then you’ll mix them together until they’re smooth and fluffy. After they’ve cooled, you can decorate the tops of your cupcakes with a crushed Whopper candy and a paper straw if desired.

2. Chocolate Malt Cupcakes

Chocolate Malt Cupcakes are like a super chocolate-y milkshake in delicious, cute cupcake form. They are moist and full of malt flavor and topped with a thick, rich, fluffy Malted Buttercream Frosting.

These cupcakes are a super simple recipe and they’re perfect for making in bulk to serve a big group of friends. They are sure to be a hit with everyone!

The cupcakes are made with a one bowl cake mix and the frosting is a silky, malt-flavored buttercream. You can make it ahead of time and store in the fridge until you’re ready to decorate them.

These Chocolate Malt Ice Cream Cupcakes are the perfect cool fun summer dessert! They have a brownie layer topped with chocolate malt frozen custard, whipped cream and a malt ball for a super chocolate-y fun dessert.

3. Chocolate Malt Cupcakes with Malted Buttercream

These Chocolate Malt Cupcakes are like a super chocolate-y milkshake in cupcake form. They’re moist, rich and topped with a silky malted buttercream frosting.

They are a great make ahead treat and can be kept at room temperature for several days before serving. They are also easy to freeze if you’d prefer to serve them that way.

To prepare the cupcakes, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line 24 regular-sized muffin cups with paper baking cups. Fill each well with 2/3 of the cake mixture.

Mix the flour, sifted cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, and salt. Add the eggs and sour cream, oil, espresso water, and vanilla; beat until smooth.

Fill cupcake liners about 2/3 of the way full and bake for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.

4. Chocolate Malt Cupcakes with Malted Buttercream Frosting

If you’re looking for a classic, moist chocolate cupcake with a touch of malt flavor, this is the one to make. These are topped with a silky, malt chocolate frosting that’s perfect for pairing with other dessert flavors.

This frosting is made using butter, vanilla, and sifted cocoa powder and malt milk powder. It’s a delicious frosting for a wide variety of chocolate and vanilla cake recipes.

For a sky blue frosting, add 2-3 drops of gel food coloring to the frosting before whipping it. Then refrigerate overnight to deepen the color.

These cupcakes are a cinch to make! You can even prep the batter ahead of time so you can have them ready to bake at the last minute.

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