Whopper of a week….

You might have noticed me not leaving comments on your blogs the last week or so. Sorry about that. See, it started with a cold. Then stomach flu. But not how I normally get stomach flu. Normally when I get it, it attacks my body in a violent way expelling everything out my mouth and is gone in about 24 hours. Not this time. It was mild this time around but dragged on and on and on.
I missed dinner with a friend, a baby shower and my week off from score keeping(I guess it was good I had time to rest). I did however still make it to my dinner at the Herbfarm.
The stomach part has past but the cold seems to be sticking around, so kind of it. But since I seem to be getting better you should see my more in the blog world.
This weeks TWD pick, chosen by Rachel of Confessions of a Tangerine Tart, was Chocolate Whopper Malted Drops. Once again though, I was not in the cookie mood. I know, not in a cookie mood? You think I would just do the cookies as they are simple. Not that my version in cupcake form was all that hard. These are basic chocolate cupcakes with some malted milk added to them. I made a chocolate malt whipped cream frosting because I wanted the topping to be light so that the crushed Whoppers would stand out.
You can pretty much pop about 5 of these at a time without blinking an eye…or at least I can. :P

P.S. Thanks again for all your support for the candidates, as requested by some, their bios will be up this week. ;)

UPDATE: To make the week even more of a Whopper, poor Little Fuzzy Bunny(LFB) got a puncture in her eye (from a piece of hay). It got bacteria in it and she now has a 50% chance of losing her eye. We will know more on Monday. Right now she is undergoing treatment. So if you are the praying type could you say a little one for her please. :(

Chocolate Whopper Malted Cupcakes

Chocolate Malted Cupcakes

1 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
¾ cup malted milk powder
½  cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1 ½  cups sugar
2 eggs
1 ½  cups whole milk
1 tsp vanilla extra

Preheat oven to 325F
Mix flour, baking powder, salt, malt powder, and cocoa together and set aside.
Cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing well after each addition. Alternately add flour mixture and milk. Add vanilla a beat well.
Spoon batter into cupcake papers, filling cups about 2/3 full. Bake for 25(15 minutes for mini) minutes or until a tester inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and cool.
Chocolate Malted Milk Whipped Cream Frosting

1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 cup powdered sugar
4 TBSP malted milk powder
2 TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder

In a large bowl, whip the cream until it forms soft peaks. Add sugar, malt powder, and cocoa powder. Beat until stiff.

Frost cooled cupcakes with whipped cream frosting. Top with crushed Whopper(malted milk balls) pieces.

Comments

  1. gorgeous whopping cupcakes- i could eat all three of them there! and good luck for LFB, hope the treatment works!

  2. wow, those look good, esp the whipped cream frosting! sorry to hear about all this crappy stuff. hope you are feeling better, and poor LFB! that’s awful.

  3. well aren’t we fancy? I am also sick of cookies, but it didn’t occur to me to change it up. nice job. hope you are on the mend.

  4. a whopper of a week indeed. I’m glad you’re feeling better and I will prey for LFB.

  5. oops, *pray* not prey- tee hee!

  6. Sorry to hear about your week and I’m thinking about LFB and your family.

    And what fantastic cupcakes you made in the midst of it all.

  7. What a yummy looking whopper of a cupcake! So sorry to hear about your bunny. I will definitely be thinking good healing thoughts for her eye. My bunny had an cheek abcess a month ago and I was so worried about her but she’s doing great! I’ll tell my 2 bunnies to think good thoughts for LBF. Definitely update on her progress, k?
    Clara @ iheartfood4thought

  8. So cute! At first, I thought the icing was ice cream!

  9. Loving this! Great job!

  10. Okay, so all is not lost yet. Can they do a third eyelid surgery with rabbits? We did that with our dog and it saved his eye. I’ll be thinking happy bunny thoughts for you.

  11. I hope fuzzy bunny will be seeing well come Monday.

    Love that great pile of icing, that’s what a cup cake should be!

  12. Good call on the cupcakes. Sorry to hear about the rough time you’ve been having. Stay strong Fuzzy Bunny!

  13. Whoah, great looking cupcakes! Fuzzy Bunny gets my prayers.

  14. those cupcakes have to be the cure to just about anything!! They look perfect!!
    I hope you and LFB :) get better soon!

  15. Oh no! I’ll be thinking of you and LFB… Maybe you should have made her some carrot cupcakes, although these do look really tasty…

  16. oh no, poor bunny! i really hope it works out for the best!
    oh, and cupcakes trump cookies any day of any week. :)

  17. Your Whopper cupcake looks absolutely devine! How do you come up with these things? Hope you are feeling better now!

    Had some technical difficulties with the Internet at home….Hopefully my post will be up today.

  18. I hope you are feeling better. It stinks to be knocked out by the flu like that.
    These cupcakes look like a great way to recover :)

  19. Sorry to hear you’ve been sick! I’ve been thinking of poor LFB so I hope the news is good. As always, these look great.I am a sucker for Whoppers in any form.

  20. Oh those cupcakes are looking WAY TOO GOOD! Love your creative take on this weeks recipe, you’re always pushing the envelope and I love it!

  21. Wow, those look great! I am excited to start experimenting with malted milk powder as I never baked with it before. Thanks for the inspiration.

  22. oo no! so glad you’re feeling better…stomach flus are the worst—glad you’re well enough again to eat cupcakes again! this looks delicious…

  23. Glad you’re feeling better, and sending good thoughts for LFB! Your cupcakes look DIVINE!!!

  24. Wow, love the swirly top on these!
    Sorry to hear you’ve not been well, and I’ll send some good vibes for your little LFB.

  25. those cupcakes look soooo good!

    Hope you are feelign better

  26. sorry to hear about your cold and flu… hope you are on the mend! also, hope that the eye injury heals well and no eyesight is lost for LFB.

    I love the sound of your cupcakes (can’t see the pic’s on my work computer so I’ll check them out from home later).

  27. These look absolutely fabulous!!! Will have to try them! Hope you feel better soon. I also am ill at the moment with bronchitis and NO VOICE!!! Thats a turnup for the books :) Poor li’l LFB. I will definitely pray….xxx

  28. i hope you feel better soon pea!

  29. So sorry about the sickness! Hope you’re feeling better now. The cupcakes look wonderful. I love how fluffy the frosting looks – like I could dive into it. Hugs and prayers for your bunny!

  30. Wow, you’ve pushed the envelope on this one. The frosting looks lucious. Glad your feeling better

  31. Wow, you’ve pushed the envelope on this one. The frosting looks lucious. Feel better,

  32. Get ok soon! And they look d-e-l-i-s-h!

  33. Wow, that frosting looks delicious! Love the picture with the bite taken out of it. Hope you’re feeling better!

  34. love your adaptation, as always. that frosting looks so light and yummy!

    i’m sorry to hear about LFB :( i hope she doesn’t lose her eye! make sure you do the eye drops four times a day if you can!

  35. Wow so much creativity here. I can almost taste the malted milk frosting.

  36. I’ve looked at these pictures a million times this week and it keeps making me desiring it more! And..ooohh..that frosting!!

  37. Hope your bunny is getting better and kept the eye…we need a healthy candidate after all!

    Glad you are feeling better, too!
    The whopper cupcakes look delish and toooo easy to eat one after the other after the other….

  38. These look amazing. It’s like you read my mind, I was just thinking last week about a malted milk cupcake. I’m so making these tomorrow.

  39. That looks divine!
    I just did my own take on the TWD Whopper Drops. I recently posted it on my blog. So addictively good!

  40. These look SO GOOD!!

    I actually found this post while looking for a white chocolate whipped cream frosting recipe. Or a white chocolate coconut. Do you happen to have any ideas? :O)

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