Malteaster Bunny Cupcakes – Inspired by Jane’s Patisserie

Well let’s start by tackling the elephant in the room. I haven’t blogged in ages. As always with blogging, I have no excuse not to do it, sometimes things are just busy and I forget how much I enjoy it! But I’m determined to get back at it. I have new make up to share, new clothes to rave about and adventures lined up to document.

Today I wanted to share a recipe for some absolutely divine cupcakes I baked earlier this week. I fancied baking something and cupcakes are always my go-to. I’ve been using Pinterest a lot recently and just did a quick search of “cupcake ideas” and one of the first images was of some delicious looking Malteser cupcakes by Jane’s Patisserie. I love Jane’s blog and it’s not the first time I’ve used one of her recipes so I was confident on going for this one. The cupcakes looked delicious and the decoration looked impressive yet not too difficult – which is something I always go for.

The recipe is as follows (takes from Jane’s blog – all info is straight from her site and the original post is here – I’m not trying to blag this as my own!):

– 175g Unsalted Butter, room temperature
– 175g Light Brown Sugar
– 3 Large Eggs
– 140g Self-Raising Flour
– 15g Cocoa Powder
– 25g Malt Powder (Jane says she uses Horlicks but I went with Asda’s own malt powder!)

And for the icing:

– 150g Unsalted Butter, room temperature
– 375g Icing Sugar, sifted
– 25g Malt Powder
– 1-3tbsp Whole Milk

The recipe made 12 and I first mixed the sugar and butter, until creamy, in my mixer and then added all the other ingredients, mixing until combined. I popped them in these silver cupcake cases and cooked them for 20 minutes at 160C fan!

For the cakes, Jane suggested adding some milk to loosen the mixture as required but I didn’t need to for these. I also went with my own slant on the decoration. Around Easter time, Malteaster Bunnies are my favourite chocolate (aside from Creme Eggs which I feel goes without saying…) and as all the supermarkets are already stocked to their eyeballs with them I managed to pick up some of the super cute mini ones to pop on top of my cupcakes. I iced them with a disposable piping bag as my piping gun broke and I’m yet to repurchase one. I then squashed in my little bunnies and sprinkled over some crushed Maltesers as Jane suggested.

I love how easy these cupcakes were to bake and how simple yet effective the decoration is. My diet this week has consisted of at least two of these a day and to be honest, they’re so delicious that I have no regrets.

Jane’s recipes are fantastic and so easy to follow. Her photography is also fabulous and is guaranteed to make your mouth water! Definitely check her blog out if you love baking as much as I do.

Let me know if you decide to make the cupcakes!

S x

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