The Horlicks Cupcake with Horlicks Cream was inspired by my mum who bought me a bottle of Horlicks few days back. It has been a long time since I last had Horlicks, probably few decades. And, everything started when I have a cup of Horlicks at Toastbox recently and told my mum I wanna drink Horlicks. The next moment, my wish came true.

Beside making Horlicks into beverage, Horlicks can be made into cupcakes and topping cream. I have adapted my recipe from Violet Fenying’s Facebook post on DDMT Horlick Cupcakes who has adapted her recipe from Aunty Irene. So, what is DDMT? Apparently, it meant “Die Die Must Try”. Since it sounds so compelling, then I must really try this recipe. The Horlicks Cupcake with Horlicks Cream turned out to be really moist and super soft. I have reduced the amount of sugar in my recipe and the cupcakes were just nice. The Horlicks cream is a little too sweet for my liking.


  • Measuring cup / scale
  • Steamer
  • Sieve
  • Cupcake moulds


Ingredients A:

  • 100g butter
  • 20g sugar (original calls for 50g)
  • 50ml sweetened condensed milk
  • 100ml fresh milk
  • 100g Horlicks powder

Ingredients B:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla oil (I have omitted this)

Ingredients C:

  • 100g plain flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder

Horlicks Cream

  • 50g butter
  • 50ml sweetened condensed milk
  • 50ml fresh milk
  • 50g Horlicks powder

Serving size: 10 cupcakes


1. Put all the ingredients A into a pot. Stir continuously under low heat until butter and sugar melt and the mixture becomes creamy. Set aside and leave to cool.

Horlicks Cupcake with Horlicks Cream

2. Beat the eggs and add it into the cooled horlicks mixture. Mix well.

Horlicks Cupcake with Horlicks Cream

3. Sift in the flour and baking powder and fold into the mixture until well incorporated.

Horlicks Cupcake with Horlicks Cream

4. Pour into the lined cupcake moulds, and steam over medium high heat for 20 minutes. Cover the steamer’s cover to avoid water vapour dripping into the cupcakes while steaming.

Horlicks Cupcake with Horlicks Cream

5. Prepare the horlicks cream by putting all the ingredients for horlicks cream into a pot. Heat under low heat and stir continuously until creamy. Off heat.

Horlicks Cupcake with Horlicks Cream
Horlicks Cupcake with Horlicks Cream

6. Drizzle the horlicks cream over the cupcakes. Serve.

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