Bake Sale: Vanilla Malt Cupcakes

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By Stefani Pollack

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

Ingredients
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

Directions:
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.

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I found the malt milk powder at Raley's in Vallejo ca

By Anonymous on November 02, 2013

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i buy malt powder at meijer. its just regular. not vanilla or chocolate.

By Anonymous on March 26, 2013

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I want to make these cupcakes, where do I get the malted milk powder. Is it vanilla flavor or chocolate flavor

By Ann Brendel on July 17, 2012

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hi! wink i was wondering if you could share the recipe for the chiken/grape salad-the one that is pictured on the croissant above? thanks! wink sandra
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Paula, I am glad to know that I am not the only person who makes Easter Baskets for their adult children and mail them across the United States. My Daughter lives in Long Beach, CA and I not only sent her a basket but her husband and my granddaughter Reese. We also buy special Russel Stover Bunnies for each child too. My husband has the list in his phone... Sara .. Cookies 'n Crème.... Sidney and Stephen.. Peanut Butter Etc. It one of my favorite things to do for my kids.. no matter how old they get. And passing it along to my Grandchildren. It's even more special to me knowing we share a family tradition. Blessings and Happy Easter!!
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