It’s Red Nose Day (otherwise known as Comic Relief) which means lots of fun and plenty of fundraising!
This year, Maltesers have joined up with Comic Relief to raise more money than ever before. For every Malteser bake between 1st February and today, Malteser donate £5 to Comic Relief.
So, in aid of the charity, I thought I would bake some Malteser Cupcakes- yum!
To mix things up a little bit, I decided to try Mary Berry’s Vanilla Cupcake, using this recipe:
Ingredients (for cake mixture)
- 175g butter, cut into large pieces
- 175g self-raising flour
- 175g caster sugar
- ½ tsp baking powder
- 3 large eggs
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
Ingredients (for icing)
- 80g butter
- 250g icing sugar
- 30ml milk
- 80g Malteser Teaser Spread (but, if you want it to taste extra chocolatey, you could use more of this!)
- Pre-heat the oven to 180C.
- Mix all of your cake ingredients together, either by hand or using a Kitchen Aid (which makes life SO much easier!)
- Once your mixture is smooth, pour evenly into 12 cupcake cases.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the cakes are well risen and baked thoroughly (try the cocktail stick test – pop it in, and if there’s no cake mixture on it when you remove it then you’re good to go!)
- While you wait for your cupcakes to cool, make your icing. For this part, we aren’t using Mary Berry’s recipe, but the same recipe I used for Biscoff Cupcakes, using Malteser Spread instead of Biscoff. Using all of the above ingredients for the icing, mix them together until smooth and pop into an icing bag.
- Then, ice each of the cupcakes and decorate them with any Malteser goodies you choose! As the Malteser Spread isn’t completely smooth, it may be harder to ice your cupcakes, so don’t worry too much if it doesn’t look as wonderful as you’d like! P.S. I chose to use Malteser Reindeers on my Cupcakes for decoration, as they were left over from Christmas, but with Easter coming up some MaltEaster Bunnies would be perfect!
And, if all goes well, they should look something like this (or better).
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