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.


  1. sorry to hear about your cold and illness – i did miss you! AAAHHH! and what a whopper you come back with! hope you are feeling better now!

  2. I was drooling over the cooky (er, cookie) form but these just sent me over the edge! :)

  3. ooh glad ur feeling better. that sounds like a beast of a sick hit :( i’m totally loving these cakes! utter goodness!

  4. Those cupcakes look very dainty and beautiful! They sound highly tempting too!



  5. Sorry to hear you weren’t feeling well! Glad your back on the healthier track…

    The cupcake and especially that frosting….yum!

  6. I hope you feel better soon! Those cupcakes will help you for sure! I love the last pic!

  7. Sorry you were sick; however, these cupcakes look like a great way to fortify your depleted self as you recover.

    I’ve never looked for malted milk powder at the store. Is it easy to find?

  8. No worries for not commenting, Peabody – I hope you’re feeling 100% better!!!

    I’m glad that you WEREN’T in a “cookie mood,” since those Whopper Cupcakes are absolutely fantastic – yum!!

  9. Hope you are feeling better, Peabody! These little cupcakes look fabulous! You have such great ideas.

  10. Those look adorably delicious. I hope you’re feeling better or do soon – being sick is no fun.

  11. These are the cutest things that I have ever seen.

  12. These look so yummy. I love the cupcake version. I hope you feel better. It seems as if a lot of people get sick this time of year, and being sick is no fun!

  13. These look so amazingly good! I may have to give them a shot!

  14. Hope you are feeling better! That sounds like the most miserable combination of illnesses. At least now you have those delicious cupcakes to speed up your recovery!

  15. i just licked my screen. the cupcakes look delish!

  16. Glad to hear you’re feeling better… Those mild and lingering colds/flus are the worst to endure! Your Chocolate Malted Whopper Cupcakes look amazing and I bet the texture of the soft cake, creamy frosting and crunchy bits of Whoppers are out of this world!

  17. Hope you feel better. I hate getting bad colds, and winter is just around the corner.
    I love the picture with a bite taken out. How do you take such a clean bite? LOL My picture bites never come out that clean.

  18. Glad you’re feeling well enough to get back to baking! These lingering cold/flu things are so debilitating, both physically and to the spirit.

  19. so sorry you weren’t feeling well but glad you are feeling better. Stomach issues are the worse. These malt cupcakes look fantastic!

  20. So sorry you aren’t feeling well! I hope that those bugs hit the road soon!

    The cookies were good, but I think your cupcakes look ridiculously wonderful! I want to run into the kitchen and make them right now (and just probably will)!

  21. I am always in the mood for cookies, Pea, but all the TWD has put me off using the book… I prefer your take on it.
    Hope you get better soon, darling!

  22. I hope you’re feeling better! Can’t wait to try these. My husband LOVES Whoppers. I still adore the Snickerdoodle Muffins though. Although, you never did refund me my money… ;)

  23. Hope you get better soon! There are many people here who are coming down with it as well – Chicken soup does wonders.
    This creation is amazing – Your last photo says it all without words!! YUM amazing ;)

  24. Wow, those are stunning Peabody! Great job. I hope you feel better soon!

  25. That whipped cream of yours sounds incredible. Very nice.

  26. c’est complètement décadent ! quelle bonne idée, cette crème fouettée maltée :)

  27. LOVE THOSE CUPCAKES! Now THAT is a chocolate whopper creation I could enjoy!!!

  28. Glad you’re feeling better now…this whopper is stunning. Gorgeous cupcakes!!

  29. Glad you have recovered! This is a great way to celebrate your recovery too – malt balls, yum!

  30. yikes, glad you are feeling a bit better! these look so tasty! :)

  31. Oooh! You did cupcakes! I love them. They are so cute! Glad you are feeling better.

  32. So glad that you are feeling better. Your cupcakes are a wonderful idea and so pretty!

  33. I wasn’t very tempted by the cookies, but these look wonderful. Very creative!

  34. Delicious! I love Whoppers!! I love that you made this into a cupcake, great idea using malted milk in the icing!

  35. looks amazing.

  36. Yum! That frosting looks so fluffy and delicious.

  37. Speechless. I want one right now!

  38. That looks delicious! Hope you feel better soon!

  39. Hope you feel 100% better soon! I have joined the ranks of the ghost commenters..I need two more hours in the day!

  40. I just said a little prayer for your sweet bunny.

  41. I hope you start feeling better soon — I hate being sick!

    Your cupcakes look sooo good. What a cool twist for the cookie recipe.

    I really hope your Little Fuzzy Bunny is okay. I know I would be a wreck if anything like that was happening to my little kitty. Hang in there!!


  42. The malted whipped cream frosting looks fantastic! I am glad you were recovered enough to make it to the Herbfarm. I bet that was a treat.

  43. Oooooo…sorry to hear about that nasty bug you had-man those things are the worst-especially when they don’t know enough to leave.
    Hope your precious little bunny doesn’t lose an eye….that’s so sad.
    The cupcakes…well now-those look amazing! Especially that frosting….WOW!!!!

  44. yum, that frosting looks so good! Hope you are feeling better!

  45. The cupcakes look amazing, and I’m sure 5 would only be the start for me! We will definitely keep LFB in our prayers! I’m so sorry to hear that that happened. As a pet person, I totally understand how heartbreaking it can be when something happens to your little one.

  46. I like your version better! What gorgeous looking cupcakes! I hope you and LFB feel better real soon!

  47. Once again you have come up with a creative twist on a cookie! :) The whipped cream with crushed whopper looks absolutely delicious.

  48. Oh poor Fuzzy Bunny! I hope everything turns out okay.

  49. Oh no! I hope your bunny is okay.

  50. I’ll say a prayer for your bunny.

    This is such an interesting twist on the recipe, what a great idea! I love your interpretations of the recipes.


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