Choc-malt overload

Milo cupcakes with Milo mascarpone frosting

There a heaps of pretty examples of choc-malt cupcakes online and I decided to try making some of my own! I didn't manage to find malt milk powder so I used Milo instead.

I used my usual chocolate cupcake recipe, but reduced the cocoa by 1/4 cup and added in 1/2 cup of Milo. For the Milo frosting I used:
  • 230g butter
  • 1/2 cup milo
  • 1 and 1/2 cups icing sugar
  • 3 tbs cocoa
  • 100g mascarpone cream

For decoration I piped frosting (using a french tip) and added a section of old fashioned paper straw with a malteser and a sprinkling of Milo to finish.