Malted Chocolate Mini Donut

Malted Chocolate Mini Donut

Hello readers!

I hope you had a great week! Today we have donuts to kick off the long weekend (it’s Quebec’s National Holiday on Monday). I’m a big fan of malted chocolate (Whoppers/Maltesers, yes please!) and each recipe including malted milk powder I’ve made so far have been a huge success! These donuts are no exception. Baked donut are just as good as fried ones and much more healthy (or let’s say less unhealthy!). These donuts are very moist and light. And the icing is super chocolatey and delicious. I’m so biased here, sorry 😉

Malted Chocolate Mini Donut

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Malted Chocolate Mini Donut
Yield: 36 mini donuts
Recipe slightly adapted from United Cakedom

Donuts

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup chocolate malted-milk powder
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup Maltesers/Whoppers (about 20), coarsely chopped + more for garnish

Icing

  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon golden syrup
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate malted-milk powder
  • 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/2 cup icing sugar (add more if needed)

For the donuts:

  1. Grease donut pan and preheat oven to 350 °F.
  2. Sift together flour, malted-milk powder, cocoa, baking powder and salt.
  3. Whisk together the egg and sugar. Add the milk, oil, sour cream, and vanilla. Whisk until combined.
  4. Gently stir in the flour mixture, whisk to remove all lumps.
  5. Fill each donut form half full.
  6. Bake for 8 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Transfer to rack and let cool.

For the icing:

  1. Melt the butter in a saucepan.
  2. Add milk, golden syrup, chocolate and chocolate malted-milk powder and stir slowly until completely melted.
  3. Remove from heat and sift in icing sugar. Whisk until combined.
  4. Immediately dip the top of each donut into the icing and transfer back to the wire rack. Sprinkle with chopped Maltesers/Whoppers.

Malted Chocolate Mini Donut

Chocolate Malt Frosted Brownies

Chocolate Malt Frosted Brownies

Hey everyone!

Ok so these might be the best brownies you’ve ever had in your life. In fact, these are the best homemade brownies I tasted so far. Normally I find that homemade brownies aren’t as good as the box ones:  mostly too dry. Like most of you I guess, I like my brownies fudgy!

They don’t have an overwhelming taste of malted milk so if you like malted milk a lot, you should add more than indicated. Also, you should totally add some walnuts if you like them in brownies! I didn’t have any but it would have been delicious!

Chocolate Malt Frosted Brownies

Chocolate Malt Brownies
Recipe adapted from Step by Step Gourmet

Brownies
3/4 cup butter
6 oz bittersweet chocolate
1 cup sugar
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/3 cup malted milk powder, chocolate
3 large eggs
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
2. Line a 13×9-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
3. In a small saucepan, combine butter and chocolate.
4. Melt over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until chocolate is melted and smooth. Set aside to cool.
5. In a large bowl, beat sugars, malted milk powder, and eggs at medium speed with a mixer until fluffy. Gradually add flour and salt to sugar mixture, beating until combined.
6. Add melted butter mixture, beating until combined, being careful not to over beat.
7. Spoon batter into prepared pan, and bake 25 to 30 minutes or until brownies are set in center. Let cool completely.
8. Spread Chocolate Malt Frosting over cooled brownies.

Chocolate Malt Frosting
6 Tbs butter
3 oz semi-sweet chocolate
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup malted milk powder
1/3 cup whole milk

1. In a medium saucepan, combine butter and chocolate.
2. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until chocolate is melted and smooth.
3. Remove from heat, and whisk in sugar until combined. Add the malted milk powder.
4. Gradually whisk in milk until frosting is able to be spread.