I kid you not, these are possibly the best tasting cupcakes EVER and the variety I always get asked to bake because they really do taste like a light, fluffy, maple syrup french toast! The addition of cream cheese frosting makes for a heavenly mouthful! Here's the recipe so you can try them out for yourself!
-MAKES 12 CUPCAKES-
170g plain flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
110g unsalted butter
225g granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp maple syrup
-CREAM CHEESE FROSTING-
110g unsalted butter, at room temperature
110g cream cheese, at room temperature
450g icing sugar, sifted
1/4 tsp cinnamon (optional)
Food colouring & sprinkles
Download a printable version of this recipe HERE!
1) Preheat the oven to 180°C / 350°F / Gas Mark 4. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with paper cases.
2) Sift flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt into a bowl. Melt the butter and let cool slightly.
3) In a large bowl, whisk the sugar and eggs together, the add the melted butter. Mix the vanilla, maple and milk together in a separate bowl.
4) Stir the flour mixture into the sugar, eggs and butter followed by the vanilla, maple syrup and milk mixture. Beat until everything is combined well.
5) Divide the mixture between the 12 paper cases, each case should be three quarters full. Bake in the center of the preheated oven for 20 minutes. You'll know the cakes are done when a skewer inserted in the middle of the came comes out clean.
6) Place the cakes on a wire rack to cool.
7) Meanwhile, make the frosting. Using an electric whisk or mixer, mix the butter and cream cheese together. Add in the icing sugar, a third at a time, beating thoroughly with each addition. If you are adding cinnamon into your frosting, add it with the last lot of icing sugar. Add a dot or two of food colouring.
8) Once your cakes are cool, you're ready to frost them! I let Zach have a go on some spare cakes!
If you try making these, let me know what you think! I'd also love to see them via Twitter or Instagram #thegluegungirl