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Chocolate Malt Buttercream Frosting

Chocolate Malt Buttercream Frosting,  rich, creamy and decadent, a great twist on regular chocolate buttercream, reminiscent of a chocolate malt milkshake!

Chocolate Malt Buttercream Frosting,  rich, creamy and decadent, a great twist on regular chocolate buttercream, reminiscent of a chocolate malt milkshake! - ThisSillyGirlsLife.com

Yay! I am so excited to share today’s post with you all! This is some of the best frosting I have ever made! Next to my cookies and cream frosting that is… I don’t think anything can top that! But, this isn’t just your plain old chocolate frosting, oooh no! The addition of malted milk powder gives it a great boost of flavor!

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Chocolate Malt Buttercream Frosting, rich, creamy and decadent, a great twist on regular chocolate buttercream, reminiscent of a chocolate malt milkshake!

Chocolate Malt Buttercream Frosting,  rich, creamy and decadent, a great twist on regular chocolate buttercream, reminiscent of a chocolate malt milkshake! - ThisSillyGirlsLife.com

Yay! I am so excited to share today’s post with you all! This is some of the best frosting I have ever made! Next to my cookies and cream frosting that is… I don’t think anything can top that! But, this isn’t just your plain old chocolate frosting, oooh no! The addition of malted milk powder gives it a great boost of flavor!

I’ve always loooooved vanilla malt milkshakes. They are my milkshake of choice, to be exact. But, I needed a chocolate frosting for a recipe to come soon, next week to be exact… *wink wink* So I went to searching for a chocolate buttercream frosting I could use.

I came across this recipe from She Wears Many Hats and it looked insanely delish! I did change it up a bit because Amy’s version is perfect for frosting an entire cake, it is a little more runny than I was looking for. So, I tweaked it and it’s perfect for frosting cupcakes!!

Chocolate Malt Buttercream Frosting,  rich, creamy and decadent, a great twist on regular chocolate buttercream, reminiscent of a chocolate malt milkshake! - ThisSillyGirlsLife.com

Chocolate Malt Buttercream Frosting

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Chocolate Malt Buttercream Frosting
 
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Chocolate Malt Buttercream Frosting, rich, creamy and decadent, a great twist on regular chocolate buttercream, reminiscent of a chocolate malt milkshake!
Ingredients
  • ½ Cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste or extract
  • 3½ Cups powdered sugar
  • ½ Cup cocoa powder
  • ½ Cup malted milk powder
  • 5 Tbls milk
  • pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Place butter and vanilla in a large bowl and whip with hand mixer on medium speed for one minute.
  2. Gradually add in the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, malt and salt. This will form an extremely dry paste.
  3. Gradually add in the milk. Whip on high speed for 3 minutes, mixture will get lighter in color and fluffy. If the mixture seems too thin, add a little more powdered sugar. If it seems too thick add another Tbls milk. Frost your cupcakes!!

YUMMM, super easy and way better than the canned stuff… trust me.

Chocolate Malt Buttercream Frosting,  rich, creamy and decadent, a great twist on regular chocolate buttercream, reminiscent of a chocolate malt milkshake! - ThisSillyGirlsLife.com

I really hope you liked today’s recipe!! I am just biting at the bit to show you what I made with this amazing chocolate malt buttercream frosting!! (Hint: check back on Tuesday for the last Spring Desserts series recipe!)

Looking for more yummy frosting ideas? Check out my other recipes below:

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8 Wonderful Comments

  1. avatar
    Teresa says:
    March 26, 2015

    These look incredibly wonderful.

  2. avatar
    Ashley says:
    March 27, 2015

    Hi! Stopping by from the Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party. All of your cupcakes look SO good! Thank you for sharing the recipe! Great photos too, by the way.

  3. avatar
    Liisi says:
    March 28, 2015

    Beautiful pictures. I’m sure these are delicious 🙂

  4. avatar
    Lauren says:
    March 29, 2015

    YUM…these look amazing. Thanks for posting!

  5. avatar
    April 1, 2015

    Oh, how I love anything malt! I really should use it more, it’s so underrated! This looks so delicious 🙂

  6. avatar
    Karly says:
    April 5, 2015

    These cupcakes look right up my alley! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

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