The Best-Ever Maple Syrup Cupcakes Recipe
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!
The Best-Ever Maple Cupcake Recipe - Makes 18 of the best cupcakes!
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
- 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
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
- 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.
Real Maple Syrup
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