Malteser Recipe Competition

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Maltesers have joined up with model turned chef Lorraine Pascale to give people the chance to have their own recipe sold in Ella’s Bakehouse (in Covent Garden) for a day.  The profits made will go to a charity of the winner’s choice.  Also, the winner will receive a limited edition KitchenAid Artisan mixer as well as some Maltesers.  The only rule is that the recipe must contain Maltesers.  You can enter the competition here.

Yesterday I had a go at coming up with my own recipe.  I love baking cupcakes so went for vanilla cupcakes with crushed Maltesers and mini marshmallows, topped with chocolate buttercream icing and a single Malteser.  I have to say that they are very tasty!

Recipe for Malteser and Mini Marshmallow Cupcakes

Makes 12 cupcakes

For the cakes

85g butter or margarine

85g caster sugar

½ tsp vanilla extract

2 eggs (lightly beaten)

70g plain white flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 x 37g bag of Maltesers

For the topping

80g butter

170g icing sugar

40g dark chocolate

1 x 37g bag of Maltesers

Step 1. Preheat the oven to 180°C / 350°F / Gas Mark 4 and put the cupcake cases in the cupcake tray.

Step 2. Beat butter, sugar and vanilla extract together in a bowl until fluffy.  Gradually add eggs and beat well after each addition.  Crush the Maltesers and mix them in along with the marshmallows.

Step 3. Sift the flour and baking powder and then fold into the mixture using a metal spoon.  Spoon the mixture into the 12 cases.

Step 4. Bake for 20 minutes or until they look golden brown.

Step 5. To make the icing beat the butter in a bowl until it is soft and then sift in the icing sugar and mix until smooth.  Melt the chocolate and then add to the icing mixture.

Step 6. Make sure the cakes are cold before you apply the icing.  I used an icing piper but you can just apply the icing normally if you don’t have one.  Finish off each cake with a Malteser on the top.

Step 7. Enjoy!

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