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Secret Recipe Club – Malt Chocolate Cupcakes

It’s time for another Secret Recipe Club post! I’ll tell you, I really love how being part of the club forces you to get to know someone’s blog, writing style, and photography style. It can be too easy to hit the StumbleUpon button, like what you see, but then move on in your everlasting quest to get to the end of the Internet.

Secret Recipe Club

This month I was assigned Savvy Eats – All About Smart Food & Fitness. Written by Julie, she is passionate about living savvy – being smart about what you eat, how you exercise, and about continuing to learn. That’s something I can definitely get down with – I’m a firm believer that you should never stop learning!

Sidebar: It’s a secret wish of mine to name my future little girl Savannah, and then call her Savvy. How adorable is that as a nickname?

Where were we? Oh yeah – leave it to me to find what is probably the most unhealthy recipe Julie’s dared to post – Chocolate Malt Cake. There was never a chance I’d start with anything else from her blog once I saw that though. You see, The Brit loves anything and everything malt. How could I resist the opportunity to make a chocolatey dessert like this when I knew it would make his day?

I turned Julie’s Chocolate Malt Cake into cupcakes. And because I’m lazy, I simplified her marshmallow filling a little bit. I have to tell you, this turned into one SUPER delicious cupcake. I added malted milk balls for garnish, and really love how they look like a jaunty little top hat of an accent.

I used Scharffen Berger baking chocolate in powdered and melting form, and it is just gorgeous. If you have the chance, I highly recommend getting some for any chocolate dessert you make.

I hope you’ll make these for your favorite person – for a birthday, like Julie did – or just because, like I did.


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Ash

Saturday 26th of November 2011

What is Half & Half? And where can i get them? Thanks!

Amber

Monday 28th of November 2011

Hi Ash,

Half and half is a milk product we get here in the US. It's equal parts heavy cream and regular milk. You can make your own fairly easily. Use whole milk, mix 3/4 cup of whole milk with 1/4 cup of heavy cream to approximate half & half.

Suzanne

Sunday 25th of September 2011

Oh, my! These make me swoon! Love the flavors and the malt ball on top is perfect! GREAT SRC pick!

gloria

Sunday 25th of September 2011

These look amazing!!I love those cupcakes!! gloria

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction

Tuesday 20th of September 2011

I keep seeing malted milk powder in recipes all over the place... I think I need to get my hands on some now. I haven't touched the stuff since I worked in an ice cream parlor (all throughout high school) and made my share of malted milkshakes. I just remember it being sticky and hard to get off of your hands once it got wet.

Anyway, these cupcakes look glorious, and I think they may have changed my mind. But, I can promise you I won't be making any milkshakes. :)

Kim McCallie

Saturday 17th of September 2011

These look delicious! I love the malt ball on top! I'd like to invite you to share your recipe on Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

http://www.wellseasonedlife.com/2011/09/sweet-indulgences-sunday-22.html