3 Mar 2017

Maltesers Smiley Cupcakes Recipe

These cheeky cupcakes are a doddle to make and even more fun to decorate with a couple of Maltesers® and some writing icing.

Once you’ve baked these tasty treats, take a photo and share it on social media with hashtag #bakeamillion. Maltesers® will dontate £5 towards their £1m donation for Red Nose Day with each photo uploaded between 1st February – 24th March.

Maltesers Smiley Cupcakes RND


Serves 16

For the cupcakes:

  • 175g self raising flour, sifted
  • 150g caster sugar
  • 100g butter, softened
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 medium eggs

For the topping:

  • 150g red fondant icing
  • 1 x small tub white writing icing


  1. Preheat oven to 180C/Fan 160C/Gas 4 and place 16 medium cupcake cases in a cake tray.
  2. Beat together the flour, sugar, butter, vanilla extract and eggs using an electric food mixer for about 2 minutes, until well blended.
  3. Divide between the cake cases and cook for 18-20 minutes, until well risen and golden.
  4. Remove from the heat, transfer to a wire rack and allow to cool completely.
  5. Roll out the fondant icing and cut into circles large enough to sit over the cakes. Pipe a little white icing on top of the cake and arrange fondant circles on top pressing down well until secure. Then place the Maltesers® balls as eyes on top using a spot of the white writing icing to secure, then pipe the winking eyes and mouths.

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