Frosted Ovaltine Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

by Valerie Gray, From Val's Kitchen

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Rich chocolate cupcakes and creamy buttercream frosting infused with Ovaltine, the beloved popular chocolate beverage you remember from your childhood. Grab some milk or coffee, either is perfect with these rich, moist Frosted Ovaltine Chocolate Cupcakes!

Frosted Ovaltine Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

Ovaltine Chocolate Cupcakes. You remember Ovaltine, right? When I was young, it was a really popular. It seemed like no matter whose house you were at, you could find the chocolate beverage. Back in those days, it didn’t seem like people were adventurous in their cooking. From what I recall seeing, most of the time ingredients were used for the dishes they were intended for, and for the same old things all of the time. I may not have encountered Ovaltine Chocolate Cupcakes back then, but now that I know how easy they are to make I should probably be glad I didn’t because I’d have eaten a bunch. Here’s instructions on how to make them.

Frosted Ovaltine Chocolate Cupcakes

Equipment Needed

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  • large mixing bowl
  • mixing bowl
  • cupcake pan
  • cupcake liners
  • electric stand mixer OR electric hand mixer and mixing bowl
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons

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Ingredients

Cake Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup rich chocolate Ovaltine
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup canola oil
  • 1 cup strong hot good-quality coffee
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup half-n-half
  • 2 lg eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla

Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2/3 cup Ovaltine

Frosted Ovaltine Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

Instructions

Time to make some Ovaltine Chocolate Cupcakes!

Preheat the oven to 350 f.

Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners.

Place the flour, salt, baking powder and soda, ovaltine, sugar, and cocoa powder into a bowl. Sift together and set the bowl aside.

Put the oil, coffee, sour cream, half-n-half, and vanilla into the mixer or a mixing bowl if you are using a hand mixer.

Mix until combined well.

Slowly add in the dry ingredients, with the mixer running.

Mix on low until just combined.

Add in the eggs, one at a time, mixing just until combined after each.

Fill the cupcake cavities until they are 2/3 of the way full.

Bake for approximately 10-13 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Let cool completely before frosting.

While the Ovaltine Chocolate Cupcakes are cooling off you can make the frosting.

Place the room temperature butter in a mixing bowl and beat it until its smooth.

Sift in the cocoa powder and powdered sugar and mix together, taking care not to leave any lumps.

Add in the vanilla and mix.

Place the Ovaltine and heavy cream in a different bowl and cream well.

Slowly add the Ovaltine and cream mixture to the butter mixture.

Beat on high for 1-2 minutes, or until frosting slightly lightens in color.

Pipe the frosting onto the cooled cupcakes.

Frosted Ovaltine Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

Frosted Ovaltine Chocolate Cupcakes

Frosted Ovaltine Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

Instructions

Time to make some Ovaltine Chocolate Cupcakes! Preheat the oven to 350 f. Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners. Place the flour, salt, baking powder and soda, ovaltine, sugar, and cocoa powder into a bowl. Sift together and set the bowl aside. Put the oil, coffee, sour cream, half-n-half, and vanilla into the mixer or a mixing bowl if you are using a hand mixer. Mix until combined well. Slowly add in the dry ingredients, with the mixer running. Mix on low until just combined. Add in the eggs, one at a time, mixing just until combined after each. Fill the cupcake cavities until they are 2/3 of the way full. Bake for approximately 10-13 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Let cool completely before frosting. While the Ovaltine Chocolate Cupcakes are cooling off you can make the frosting. Place the room temperature butter in a mixing bowl and beat it until its smooth. Sift in the cocoa powder and powdered sugar and mix together, taking care not to leave any lumps. Add in the vanilla and mix. Place the Ovaltine and heavy cream in a different bowl and cream well. Slowly add the Ovaltine and cream mixture to the butter mixture. Beat on high for 1-2 minutes, or until frosting slightly lightens in color. Pipe the frosting onto the cooled cupcakes.

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    20 comments

    Robin Rue November 15, 2017 - 8:12 am

    Your cupcakes are so pretty! We ONLY like chocolate cake/cupcakes in our house, so these are right up our alley!

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    candy November 15, 2017 - 8:13 am

    I haven’t purchased ovaltine in years and didn’t know they still made this drink. The frosting would be delicious using it and interested in seeing what it taste like.

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    Alli Smith November 15, 2017 - 8:14 am

    I remember Ovaltine! I could pop one of those cupcakes in my mouth right this minute. They look amazing and would satisfy the chocolate craving I’ve got going on right now.

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    Amber Myers November 15, 2017 - 8:35 am

    These look amazing! I’m a fan of all things chocolate, so I know I’d gobble these right up.

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    Jeanette November 15, 2017 - 8:57 am

    I have never thought about making cupcakes out of Ovaltine but I think it’s actually a really good idea. With the holidays coming up it would be fun to try something new.

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    Tomi C November 15, 2017 - 10:17 am

    OMG, I haven’t had Ovaltine since I was a kid. I didn’t even know it was still around. I totally wanna call my sister and brother and tell them Ovaltine is STILL around. We used to love that stuff. *adding to my shopping list* These cupcakes look really good.

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    Melanie November 15, 2017 - 2:50 pm

    I haven’t heard of anyone using Ovaltine in years. I didn’t even know that they still made it. Your cupcakes look tasty.

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    ricci November 15, 2017 - 4:45 pm

    Ovaltine Cupcakes?? Yes please!! I need to try these soon for SURE!! Thanks for the recipe!!

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    Pam November 15, 2017 - 7:17 pm

    These sound really good. I am all about any kind of cupcake that has chocolate.

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    Jenn @ EngineerMommy November 15, 2017 - 7:52 pm

    My kids enjoy drinking Ovaltine but I never thought to use it in baking recipes. This sounds delicious and easy enough. Gotta make this.

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    Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh November 15, 2017 - 8:13 pm

    I would have never thought of using Ovaltine in baking. But why not?! People use protein powder all the time. Smart choice!!

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    Liz Mays November 15, 2017 - 10:01 pm

    Making some of these chocolate cupcakes would be fun. Using Ovaltine was a really clever idea!

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    Chubskulit Rose November 16, 2017 - 5:48 am

    I haven’t heard the word ovaltine in a long time since I left my country. It’s a favorite drink of mine. Those looks so good!

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    Mimi Green November 16, 2017 - 7:23 am

    What a dope idea. Ovaltine Was a part of my childhood growing up. Yeah I never thought to bake with it. They look delicious!

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    Kita Bryant November 16, 2017 - 2:12 pm

    What a brilliant way to use ovaltine! These look delicious and I have no doubt the kids would love them.

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    Nikka Shae November 16, 2017 - 3:05 pm

    Now I have a can of Olvitine in the cabinet now. I think my girls and I will be making this today.

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    Marysa November 16, 2017 - 3:57 pm

    I haven’t had Ovaltine in ages, but these sound delicious! I love the little sprinkling of sugar, it makes them look so festive. These would be a lot of fun to make with the kids.

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    Dogvills November 16, 2017 - 5:48 pm

    Delicious! Ovaltine is going to make these cupcakes (and frosting) really special. We’re visiting our aunt this weekend and I am baking these Ovaltine cupcakes for her. Thank you for the recipe!

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    adriana November 19, 2017 - 1:37 am

    Wow these look SO good! I love making cupcakes, they’re so fun! These are so pretty too. Definitely going to have to try this out! Yum!

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    pat. November 23, 2017 - 9:44 am

    Devine, decadent, delicious.

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