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.

Source: Midwest Living


Recipe Summary

25 mins
18 mins at 350°
1 hr
Max Servings:


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Malt Shop Frosting


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  • Line twenty 2 1/2-inch muffin cups with paper bake cups; set aside.

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  • 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.

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  • Divide batter among prepared muffin cups, filling cups two-thirds full with batter.

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  • Bake in a 350° 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.

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  • 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.

  • 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

529 calories; total fat 30g; saturated fat 15g; polyunsaturated fat 4g; monounsaturated fat 8g; cholesterol 110mg; sodium 529mg; potassium 271mg; carbohydrates 59g; fiber 1g; sugar 38g; protein 7g; trans fatty acid 1g; vitamin a 875IU; vitamin c 1mg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalents 2mg; vitamin b6mg; folate 32mcg; vitamin b12mcg; calcium 151mg; iron 1mg.