Maple Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting
The flavors of fall come alive in these utterly autumnal maple cupcakes with maple cream cheese frosting.
Yield: 24 cupcakes
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, slightly softened
  • 2 tbsp vegetable shortening, at room temperature
  • 2 cups pure maple syrup
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 large egg
  • 1¼ cups whole milk
For the frosting
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 12 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  1. Heat oven to 325F. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and shortening together until they form ribbons. Add in the maple syrup and mix until well combined, about 3 minutes on medium-high speed, scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  3. Add the egg yolks and the egg, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  4. Mix in half of the flour mixture until just combined. Scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the milk to the bowl and mix until combined. Mix in the remaining flour mixture and mix until just combined.
  5. Line 2 12-cup cupcake pans with cupcake liners. Fill the cupcake pans so that each cupcake liner is ¾ full. Bake for 20-25 minutes, rotating halfway through the cooking time, until a toothpick inserted in the center of a cupcake comes out clean. Allow to cool in the pans for 15 minutes, then remove the cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Once the cupcakes are completely cooled, make the frosting. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together the butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add in the confectioners sugar and maple syrup. Beat until smooth. Frost cupcakes with frosting as desired.
Recipe adapted slightly from Baked Explorations
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 cupcake
Recipe by Joanne Eats Well With Others at