For my friend’s big birthday I made these Whoppers Cupcakes because she loves Whoppers. Now, I have found that Whoppers is a very polarizing candy – you either love it or you hate it. I have found with these cupcakes, even if you hate them, you may still like the cupcake version.
I used my favorite chocolate cake recipe from Hersheys. It’s so easy to make and delicious, light, and fluffy. I have the recipe on this post for my Milky Way Cake. Then I used from thecurveycarrot the recipe for the malted milk chocolate buttercream. I wanted a recipe that didn’t use shortening – since a bunch I found online have shortening in it. I absolutely hate shortening except when you are making a certain type of cookie that needs to be preserved in a special way. Otherwise, butter is the way to go.
Enough blabbing, here’s the recipe.
Whoppers Cupcakes with Malted Milk Chocolate Buttercream
Yield: 24 cupcakes and frosting
For the Cake
For the Frosting
Directions for the Frosting
- In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or using an electric hand mixer), beat the butter, vanilla, and salt at medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
- In a separate bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and malted milk powder.
- In three separate turns and on low speed, alternate adding the powdered sugar mixture with the milk to the butter mixture, mixing until smooth and creamy. Pipe as desired onto the cupcakes. Garnish with a whopper if desired.
Turns out, from the Hershey’s chocolate cake recipe, you can actually make about 30 some cupcakes. I didn’t really listen and I overflowed my pan 😦 Boo me. These don’t look that pretty because of that, so I recommend do not overflow your pan. Fill the cupcake liners about 2/3 full or LESS. Then you get “more less stuff” (AT&T commercial anyone?).
Then pipe as desired. I use a cup and put the piping bag around it like how you would a trash bag over the trash can, and fill it with the frosting. It makes it easier when you have both hands to scoop the frosting in.