I think I should call these condensed milk ‘chews’ because they were quite chewy and don’t really follow a cupcake recipe. I was wanting to make Mom’s Delight but ended up mixing up the ingredients and baking them in muffin cups. The result was delightful.
I love desserts made with condensed milk or marie biscuits. The combination definitely makes it better! A quick evening snack for kids if you have all the ingredients in hand.
Condensed Milk Cupcakes or Chews
Makes about 10
Powdered Marie biscuits – 2 cups (you can also use digestive biscuits)
Sweetened condensed milk – 3/4 to 1 cup, depending on how sweet you sweet tooth is
Butter – 1 tbsp
Cocoa powder – 3 tbsp
Coarsely powdered almonds – 1/4 cup (use any dry nuts you have in hand or a mix of them)
Grated coconut – 2 tbsp
Milk – as required
A pinch of salt
1. Mix butter into the powdered marie biscuits with your fingertips. You will get a crumb-like mixture. To this, add the powdered almonds, coconut, salt and cocoa powder and mix well.
2. Add condensed milk slowly to the above. Mix well using fingers until well incorporated. Don’t worry if its sticky, its supposed to be.
3. If the above mixture is a bit too dry, add 1 or 2 tbsp of milk to loosen it up just a bit. The mixture shouldn’t be too lose, just of scooping consistency.
4. Grease muffin cups generously and add one spoonful of the mixture to each. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180C for 20 mins.