Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Milkshake Cupcakes


1 batch of cupcakes, baked and cooled
3 sticks Unsalted butter- at room temperature
1/4 C Ghirardelli Sweet Ground Cocoa (a heaping 1/4 cup)
2 tbsp Malted milk powder
4 C Powdered sugar
3 tbsp Heavy whipping cream
Hot fudge sauce for drizzling

Butter should be at room temperature or slightly firmer, not melted. Beat on medium speed until butter is light and fluffy.
Reduce speed and slowly add Ground Cocoa butter and malted milk powder and beat into butter. Beat until Ground Cocoa is incorporated into butter.
Add powered sugar one cup at a time, beating on medium-low speed. The frosting will become quite thick.
Add heavy whipped cream and increase speed to medium high. Beat at high speeds in 30-second increments until frosting becomes fluffy, maybe two minutes.
Frost cupcakes once cooled.
I used some hot fudge sauce to drizzle over the top of my cupcakes. I microwaved it slightly just until warm and runny but not overly hot.

You can add additional Ground Cocoa for a more intense chocolate flavor. You can use your favorite chocolate cupcake recipe!