Chocolate Malted Milk Frosting tastes like a milkshake in frosting form! This easy chocolate buttercream will quickly become a favorite!
When I ask my four year-old what she would like for dessert, the answer is always “chocolate”. The girl loves chocolate! Her favorite ice cream is chocolate, and her favorite cake is chocolate cake with chocolate frosting.
Because she likes chocolate so much, I try to find new chocolate treats for her – like this Chocolate Malted Milk Frosting. It’s a chocolate milkshake-inspired take on classic chocolate buttercream frosting that’s soft and rich and creamy.
Let me answer a question that I get with every frosting recipe – can I pipe this frosting?. It’s a soft, spreadable frosting.
It’s great for making candy bar cupcakes or other cupcakes that you are going to top with goodies. It does firm up quite a bit in the fridge, so if you want to try to pipe it, I would highly recommend chilling it first.
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Chocolate Malted Milk Frosting
- 1 1/2 c. butter (at cool room temperature)
- 3/4 c. malted milk powder
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- Pinch or two of salt
- 4 c. powdered sugar
- 4 oz. semisweet chocolate (melted and cooled)
- In a large bowl, beat together butter, malted milk, vanilla, salt, and 2 cups of powdered sugar until well-combined, about 2 minutes.
- Beat in remaining sugar until well-combined, about another 2 minutes, scraping down the sides as needed.
- Stream in chocolate, and beat until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
- Store frosted cupcakes in the fridge.
- Frosting will firm up considerably once chilled.
Adapted from Cake Magic!.