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The Best-Ever Maple Cupcakes, A Maple Syrup Recipe

Updated on September 25, 2014

A Maple Syrup Recipe For Cupcakes

I love maple syrup. Real maple syrup, that is, and when I find a recipe that includes this natural product, I am thrilled. It is with great pleasure then that I am happy to be able to share with you a discovery that I made in February of 2006 for the best-ever maple syrup cupcake recipe.

What is maple syrup? Why it is a natural product made from the sap of maple trees found in parts of Canada and the United States. When I grew up we went to the sugar bush every single spring to see maple syrup being made.

People most commonly use maple syrup to dress their pancakes, waffles and French toast. However, it can be used in many meals and recipes, like these amazing maple syrup cupcakes, my best-ever carrot cake, baked beans and so much more.

This recipe is from Country Living Magazine, an issue that, if I remember correctly, highlighted a few interesting maple syrup recipes. The next time I make these yummy cupcakes, I will be sure to add a picture of my results with the warning that my cooking is usually yummy but often not pretty! Meanwhile, I will share this picture of the cupcakes from Country Living. I hope you enjoy this springtime treat!

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The Best-Ever Maple Cupcake Recipe - Makes 18 of the best cupcakes!

INGREDIENTS:

2 1/2 cups flour

2 teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 teaspoon ground ginger

1 stick or 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened

1/2 cup light-brown sugar

2 large eggs

1 1/4 cups maple syrup

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1/2 cup buttermilk

1/2 cup walnuts or pecans, finely chopped

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat your oven 350 degrees F.
  • Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and ginger together. Set aside.
  • Then beat the butter and sugar on medium speed in a large bowl until they are fluffy. (Your butter must be soft!)
  • Add in eggs, syrup and vanilla. Mix until blended.
  • Then mix in the flour mixture alternating with the buttermilk. Do about one-third of the flour and then one-third of the buttermilk, and so on.
  • Add in, by hand, the nuts.
  • Fill muffin or cupcake tins, either lined or buttered, according to your preference.
  • Cook for approximately 20 minutes or until your tester comes out clean. I use a steak knife.
  • Cool totally and then ice with Maple-Butter Frosting.
  • Makes about 18 cupcakes.

Maple-Butter Frosting Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup of softened, unsalted butter

3 ounces of cream cheese, also softened

2/3 cup of dark-brown sugar (I use golden)

1/4 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup of maple syrup

3/4 teaspoon of vanilla extract

1 cup of confectioners' (icing) sugar

DIRECTIONS:

  • Beat the softened butter, cream cheese, brown sugar and salt in a medium-sized bowl until fluffy. Once again, it is critical that your ingredients be softened.
  • While you keep beating, add both the maple syrup and the vanilla.
  • Slowly add the confectioners' sugar and gradually increase the speed to high. Continue beating until the icing is fluffy.
  • Chill the maple-butter frosting for one hour before using.
  • Ice the cupcakes as you do any cupcake, making a small well in the center. Pour in a small amount of maple syrup to fill the indentation.
  • ENJOY!

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Only real maple syrup will do in these cupcakes or in any maple syrup recipe, for that matter!

 

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Do you love maple syrup as much as I do? Are you a maple syrup addict? Bet you did not know there was such a thing, did you? Well if you love maple syrup in the morning, maple syrup at teatime and maple syrup at suppertime, it may just be time to tie on a maple syrup apron. You can click right here to read more about this fun maple syrup apron on Zazzle.

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Maple Syrup Cookbook: 100 Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner - By Ken Haedrich

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If you love maple syrup and are looking for more recipe ideas, this book is exactly what you need. With over 100 recipes for breakfast, lunch and dinner creations like Maple Cream Biscuits, Maple Apple Pie, Banana Nut Pancakes and Death by Chocolate Waffles, you are sure to find some more maple syrup recipe inspiration. Recipes galore!

Would you like to drop over for one of the cupcakes from this maple syrup recipe?

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      Robin S 7 years ago from USA

      I'll be right over! Can't wait to try one of these cupcakes!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      Being a huge fan of Maple Syrup cupcakes, I love this cupcake lens! I have a variation for you. Leave out the nuts in the batter and sprinkle bacon on the top after iced. Don't scrunch your nose...it is actually very very good. It is like having bacon with your pancakes only better because it is a cupcake!

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      Dianne Loomos 7 years ago

      I would love to drop by for a maple cupcake! The frosting recipe sounds wonderful. A Canadian friend gave us a big bottle of real maple syrup and I loved it!

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      Treasures By Brenda 7 years ago from Canada

      @anonymous: Bev, I discovered maple syrup pancakes with bacon on them only yesterday. Who knew!

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      Susan Deppner 7 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I'll be right there! This sounds like a truly delicious cupcake recipe!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      These sound so good! When's the cupcake party?

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      Julianne Gentile 7 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio, US

      This sounds tasty!

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      I would love to drop over for a maple syrup cupcake! Let me grab my coffee and I'll be right over. Sounds like a wonderful recipe to me.

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      rewards4life info 7 years ago

      Wonderful! We both love maple syrup. Do you remember when Ross from "Friends" had too much of it, and he ended up on "sugar high"? Absolutely hilarious.=) Thanks for sharing, Brenda!

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      Wendy Henderson 7 years ago from PA

      I love maple syrup too, but it's got to be the real stuff. Great Lens.

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      Rhonda Albom 7 years ago from New Zealand

      Yummy! I love cupcakes and maple syrup. This sounds great.

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      lmmclain 7 years ago

      I love anything maple-can't wait to try these!

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      Lynne Schroeder 7 years ago from Blue Mountains Australia

      Wow! These sound yum! But as an Aussie I still don't the whole putting bacon and maple syrup together thing..

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      hlkljgk 7 years ago from Western Mass

      real maple syrup is the only maple syrup; the other stuff is corn syrup and maple flavoring - no comparison. but i AM from new england, so i think i might be biased. :)these look so yummy

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      Susanna Duffy 7 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      Oh yum! Now I'm getting really hungry. I wonder if I can exchange the maple syrup in the recipe for golden syrup (can sugar extract)? I don't know - but it's worth a try. Blessed by an angel today

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      Robin S 6 years ago from USA

      This delicious cupcake recipe is being featured at the Cupcake Club blog: http://www.squidoocupcakeclub.com

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      Heather Burns 6 years ago from Wexford, Ireland

      I am really happy I have maple syrup in the house!(yes it's real, we only eat real food)so I can make these today. Too mouth watering sounding to pass up:) Yes, I'd rather drop over:) but it's quite a distance.:(

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      maplesyrup59 6 years ago

      I love any recipe that contains maple syrup. This one looks delicious. I just might make it for our next office bake sale!

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      Kiwisoutback 6 years ago from Massachusetts

      I've never turned down something made with maple syrup - as long as its real maple syrup and not the fake stuff. These sound pretty deadly. Great intro photo, that's pretty tempting.

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      Sensitive Fern 6 years ago

      I didn't really become a convert to real maple syrup until a couple years ago when we ran out of that faux stuff and had to open the can of the real stuff that somebody had brought us from Canada. Well. I couldn't believe how much better it was. These cupcakes sound great, and it's a beautiful lens.

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      poutine 6 years ago

      I would love to drop over for one of those delicious maple cupcakes.My dad had a sugar bush and so did his dad and his brothers.Now my cousins have them.It was fun to go there when I was young.

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      glowchick 6 years ago

      These sound delicious :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I'm a maple syrup fan too. The cupcakes look yummy!

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      kt_glasses 6 years ago

      very nice recipe, can't wait to try it.

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      miaponzo 6 years ago

      i love everything maple!!!!

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      You've got my mouth watering this morning for Maple Syrup. Pouring it on a cupcake is what got me right off. I'm all out of Maple Syrup.

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      CanadaGear 5 years ago

      Maple syrup is awesome, love the stuff! Great recipes here :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I've baked a LOT of cakes in my time, but these are the best tasting flavor for cupcakes I've EVER tasted. Here in New York City, I come from the land of $3.00 cupcakes EACH and none of them can stack up to this absolutely lovely cupcake. Thank you ever so much for submitting this recipe.

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      Treasures By Brenda 5 years ago from Canada

      @anonymous: Victoria, I am thrilled that you are so pleased. You've actually made me hungry for these cupcakes again, LOL.

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      cupcakeideas2011 5 years ago

      Maple syrup is best in pancakes but it made it even better to match it with cupcakes. I love to try baking this cupcake recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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      fathomblueEG 4 years ago

      Are you kidding? Of course they sound like heaven on earth! You are an Angel to share such a sinful recipe:-)

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      Rose Jones 4 years ago

      Did you hear about the maple syrup smuggling? 30 million dollars worth of stolen product from Quebec! Apparently we aren't the only ones that love maple syrup. Pinned on my sweets board, blessed for uniqueness.

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      teamnana 4 years ago

      These sound fantastic! Next time I make a dessert, I'm going to try these!

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