For Canada Day I wanted to make some cupcakes. Nothing says Canada like maple syrup, so I hit the internet searching for a maple syrup cupcake recipe. Martha Stewart had a recipe using 2 cups pure maple syrup. I thought that was just nuts so I kept looking. I found this recipe for Maple Cupcakes which I adapted to make these ones pictured.
Here's my take.
Whisk these dry ingredients together:I took a bit of one right out of the oven and it reminded me of a pancake. Yum!
1/2 cup cake flour
1 cup all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/3 cup Greek style yogurt (thinned with milk to buttermilk consistency- think lumpy milk)
1/3 cup maple syrup (I used the table syrup with 15% real maple syrup. I cheat.)
Set this aside, as well.
Cream together in standing mixer:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
Then add to creamed mixture:
2 eggs, one at a time
1 tsp artificial maple flavour
With mixer on low, alternate adding the flour mixture and maple syrup mixture to the butter mixture. Mix until blended.
Preheat oven to 350F. Put liners in cupcake pan. I used a mini-cupcake pan. Scoop a spoon sized blob of the batter into each. Bake for about 14 minutes. Cool completely. Makes about 34 mini-cupcakes.
1/2 cup softened butter, cream first then add-
2 cups icing sugar
1 Tablespoon of water
1/2 tsp artificial maple flavour
Mix until combined well. Pipe onto cupcakes. Sprinkle with maple leaf candies.
I hope you give these a try yourself.