Extra Maple Cupcakes

Extra Maple Cupcakes is one of the most delightful ways of using maple syrup and sugar, both of which sweet lovers can find in the cupcake and the frosting! Truly extra maple treat for the best moments with a cup of favorite hot drink.

Six Extra Maple Cupcakes with beautiful maple frosting and chopped walnuts.
Extra Maple Cupcakes

Total Time to Cook 12 Extra Maple Cupcakes – 35 min.!

Ingredients for Extra Maple Cupcakes:

  • Viking Farms Maple Sugar: 1/2 cup
  • butter (softened): 5 tablespoons
  • vanilla extract: 1 teaspoon
  • maple flavoring: 1/2 teaspoon
  • 2 eggs
  • all-purpose flour: 1 1/4 cups
  • baking powder: 1 1/4 teaspoons
  • salt: 1/4 teaspoon
  • milk (1%): 1/4 cup
  • Viking Farms Maple Syrup: 1/4 cup

Frosting for Extra Maple Cupcakes:

  • Viking Farms Maple Syrup: 3 tablespoons
  • butter (softened): 2 tablespoons
  • vanilla extract: 1/2 teaspoon
  • maple flavoring: 1/2 teaspoon
  • salt: 1/8 teaspoon
  • powdered sugar: 1 3/4 cups
  • walnuts (chopped): 1/2 cup

Instructions

Turn on an oven and preheat it to 350°.

To cook our amazing Extra Maple Cupcakes, beat with a mixer first 4 ingredients at medium speed about 5 minutes until well-blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition.

Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine the following dry ingredients: flour, baking powder, and salt (1/4 teaspoon) in a bowl, stirring well with a whisk.

Combine milk and 1/4 cup maple syrup. Add flour mixture to sugar mixture alternately with milk mixture, beginning and ending with flour mixture; mix after each addition.

Prepare 12 muffin cups lined with paper liners and spoon Extra Maple Cupcakes batter into them.

Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool Extra Maple Cupcakes in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack; remove from pan. Cool completely on wire rack.

To prepare the Frosting.

Beat 3 tablespoons maple syrup and next 4 ingredients (syrup through 1/8 teaspoon salt) at medium speed of a mixer 1 minute. Gradually add the powdered sugar, beating just until blended (do not overbeat).

Spread the frosting over Extra Maple Cupcakes and sprinkle each with chopped walnuts!

Useful VermontMapleSyrup tips to make your pastry even tastier!

  • 1 cup brown or white sugar = 1 cup Viking Farms maple sugar;
  • Use Viking Farms Maple Syrup in place of vanilla extract or liquors (like bourbon);
  • Avoid using Viking Farms Maple with brown sugar or molasses;
  • Viking Farms Maple for a syrup soak for cakes;
  • Use Viking Farms Maple Sugar for coating and garnishing cookies, donuts, pies & cakes;
  • Drizzle Viking Farms Maple Syrup over hot baked pastry dough (like pie dough or puff pastry) for an instant pastry glaze;
  • Make your bakery shines with a Viking Farms Maple Syrup glaze!

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