Malt and Marshmallow Cupcakes

I had my eye on this recipe for a while, and I have to say I wasn't at all disappointed.  If like me you love Horlicks and Ovaltine, as well as SuperMalt, you will love these cupcakes.   In the pictures above I tried to capture the way I apply frosting to cupcakes.  I hope this helps, it is a simple technique and really good if your not much with a piping bag.  This recipe is based on the Primrose Bakery cookbook.
What you'll need
Marshmallow Frosting

120g Granulated Sugar
80g Golden Syrup
1 half tbsp Water
2 Lare Egg Whites
Half tsp Vanilla Extract

Malted Cupcakes
Makes 12

110g Butter
120g Light Soft Brown Sugar
100g Caster Sugar
2 Large Eggs
125g Self Raising Flour
60g Plain Flour
50g Ovaltine powder
124ml Semi Skimmed Milk
Half tsp Vanilla Extract
1 tbsp Sour Cream



  1. Preheat oven to 180 C.
  2. Line muffin tray with 12 cupcake cases.
  3. Cream butter and sugars until very pale and fluffy (as I always say really go for it at this stage).
  4. Add eggs one at a time, beating in between.
  5. Combine flours and Ovaltine and sift into a separate bowl.
  6. Mix milk, vanilla, and sour cream in a jug.
  7. Now add a third of the flour mix to the creamed butter and sugar.  When this is combined do the same with the milk mix.  Repeat until all the ingredients are mixed.
  8. Spoon into cases. I use an ice cream scoop to get an even batch.
  9. Bake for 25 mins or until the cupcakes are slightly raised and golden brown.
  10. Leave in the tins to cool for 10mins and then remove to cooling rack.


  1. Heat the sugar, syrup and water over a high heat until the mixture reaches soft-ball stage (115 C), this should take about 6mins.
  2. Meanwhile whisk the egg whites until soft peaks form, while still beating at a low speed pour the hot sugar syrup into the egg whites as a steady stream.  Continue beating on low till all the sugar mix is combined with the egg whites.
  3. Then increase the speed to medium/high and continue beating the mixture until it becomes thick and glossy, it should also cool down.  Once cool add the vanilla extract, beat till combined.
  4. Ice the cool cupcakes and then sift Ovaltine powder over the top for decoration.


  1. Hannah says:

    these look super delicious! can’t wait to test out the recipe this weekend!!

  2. tineey says:

    This is like the perfect dessert! Yummy <3

  3. Ohhhhhh my goodness…these MUST be attempted 🙂


  4. Adele says:

    Yummers! Love marshmallow so I’ll have to try these. I’ve posted peppermint creams today – think you would love!
    Please vote for me in the Cosmo Blog Awards, would really appreciate your support!
    Have a fab Wednesday Hun xoxo

  5. Judy says:

    Oh they look delicious! I need to try them immediately when I am at home 😀

    Peony, your blog is so great!!

    Judith from Germany

  6. Anonymous says:

    congrats on making it on add lib, it’s a short piece but made me want to hit up your site and i do like it

    all the best with everything you do