Malteser Lovers’ Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

Malteser Lovers' Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

Everyone loves a cupcake, right? And these are made all the better with the addition of one of my favourite chocolates, Maltesers!

Malteser Lovers' Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

These cupcakes are fudgy and taste divine, with the crunch and malty-ness of the Maltesers tipping them over the edge of deliciousness! The measurements below will make 9-10 cupcakes, depending on how large your cupcake cases are.

Malteser Lovers' Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

Malteser Lovers’ Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

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  • 40g (3 tablespoons) butter (softened)
  • 120g (2/3 cup) sugar
  • 100g (2/3 cup + 2 tablespoons) flour (plain)
  • 20g (2 tablespoons) cocoa
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla sugar (see note 1)
  • 100ml (just under 1/2 cup) milk
  • 50ml (3 tablespoons) brewed coffee (cold)
  • 1 egg
  • 80g Maltesers (see note 2)
  • Frosting:
  • 56g (1/4 cup) butter (softened)
  • 140-180g (1-2 cups) icing sugar
  • 1/2 to 1 tablespoon milk
  • NOTES:
  • 1 - for more information on using essence or extract, see here .
  • 2 - Maltesers are a British/European confectionery. Google tells me that Whoppers or any other chocolate malt balls are a good substitute.


~ Pre-heat the oven to 175°C (350°F) and prepare a muffin tin with cupcake cases.

~ Cream the butter and sugar and then whisk in the egg.

~ Add the flour, cocoa, baking powder, vanilla sugar, coffee and milk and whisk for a minute or two until well combined.

~ Blitz the Maltesers in a food processor until a mixture of fairly large pieces and fine powder are left (don't over work because it is nice to have little lumps of crunchy malt sweetness left). Gently stir half of the Maltesers into the batter and retain the other half for the frosting.

~ Pour the batter into nine or ten cupcake cases and bake for around 17-19 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.

~ For the frosting: Beat the butter and icing sugar together. If the mixture is too thick, add a little milk. Lastly, add the Maltesers and stir in. When the cupcakes are cool, spread the frosting over (or pipe it, if you prefer) and decorate with a couple of whole Maltesers. Enjoy!

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6 thoughts on “Malteser Lovers’ Cupcakes with Buttercream Frosting

  1. They are my ultimate best too, and use them often for decorating my favourite chocolate cake :-) I can't go past without picking up a packet or two when shopping. I love your idea of having them crushed in the batter, brilliant, I must try that. :-)

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