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Malt Shop Special Cupcakes

Malt Shop Special Cupcakes

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  • Makes: 18 to 20 servings
  • Prep 25 mins
  • Bake About 18 mins
  • Cool 1 hr

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As cheerfully cute as an ice cream sundae, these showstopper cupcakes have a luscious and oh-so-easy frosting made of whipping cream, pudding mix and malted milk powder. The recipe comes from Designer Desserts Bakery in Valparaiso, Indiana.


  • 1 package 2-layer-size German chocolate cake mix
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/4 cup malted milk powder
  • Malt Shop Frosting
  • 2 4-serving-size packages vanilla instant pudding and pie filling mix
  • 4 cups whipping cream
  • 1 cup malted milk powder
  • 2/3 cup chopped malted milk balls
  • 1/3 cup hot fudge ice cream topping, warmed just to pouring consistency
  • 18 -20 maraschino cherries with stems, drained and patted dry


  1. Line twenty 2 1/2-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups; set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat cake mix, the water, oil, eggs and the 1/4 cup malted milk powder with an electric mixer on low speed until combined. Beat on medium speed for 2 minutes more.
  3. Divide batter among prepared muffin cups, filling cups two-thirds full with batter.
  4. Bake in a 350 degrees oven about 18 minutes or until a wooden toothpick inserted in centers comes out clean or until tops spring back when lightly touched. Cool cupcakes in muffin cups on wire racks for 5 minutes. Remove cupcakes from muffin cups. Cool completely on wire racks.
  5. For Malt Shop Frosting, in a large mixing bowl, beat together the pudding mixes, whipping cream and the 1 cup malted milk powder with an electric mixer on medium speed until stiff peaks form.
  6. Pipe or spread frosting over cupcakes. Sprinkle each with chopped malted milk balls, drizzle with fudge topping and top with a cherry. Store chilled in an airtight container up to 2 days.

Nutrition Facts

(Malt Shop Special Cupcakes)

Servings Per Recipe 18, calcium (mg) 151, fiber (g) 1, iron (mg) 1, sodium (mg) 529, sugar (g) 38, Potassium (mg) 271, Trans fatty acid (g) 1, vit. A (IU) 875, vit. C (mg) 1, Mark as Free Exchange () 0, Thiamin (mg) 0, Riboflavin (mg) 0, cal. (kcal) 529, pro. (g) 7, carb. (g) 59, Fat, total (g) 30, chol. (mg) 110, Niacin (mg) 2, sat. fat (g) 15, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0, Monounsaturated fat (g) 8, Folate (µg) 32, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 4, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0

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