Even with all of the fancy flavors that are available today, sometimes a simple vanilla malt is all that’s needed to satisfy one’s sweet tooth on a steamy summer day. These vanilla malt cupcakes recreate the classic soda shop treat in cupcake form - all the way down to the whipped cream and cherry on top. There’s no straw required, but it sure looks cute!
Yield: 16 cupcakes
¾ cup sugar
½ cup malted milk powder
1 ¾ cups cake flour, not self-rising
1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs, room temperature
¾ cup whole milk
whipped cream, to taste
16 maraschino cherries
Preheat oven to 350 F.
In a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together sugar, malted milk powder, cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Add butter and vanilla and mix until light and fluffy (about three minutes on high speed when using an electric mixer).
Mix in eggs until just combined.
Slowly mix in milk until just combined.
Fill cupcake liners ¾ full.
Bake for 20 minutes or until cupcakes bounce back when lightly touched.
Top each cooled cupcake with whipped cream and a maraschino cherry.
Dear, Paula Deen
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Orindary Jane in Love at Last on December 04, 2013 at 2:32 am
Great blog Cindy!!!! I always enjoy reading your post. This Thanksgiving centerpiece is absolutely beautiful and so easy to make.
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