Cupcake Show #9: Maple Pecan Cupcakes

Real maple syrup has a subtle flavor that is perfect for these cupcakes!

- Recipe -

  ● 1-3/4 cup cake flour 

  ● 1/2 t. salt 

  ● 2-1/2 t. baking powder 

  ● 1/2 cup butter 

  ● 1/2 cup sugar 

  ● 1/2 cup 100% maple syrup 

  ● 1 t. vanilla 

  ● 2 eggs 

  ● 1/4 cup milk 

  ● 1/2 cup chopped pecans 

Maple Frosting: 

  ● 3 T. butter 

  ● 1/4 cup 100% maple syrup 

  ● 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar 

  ● 1 T. pancake maple syrup (regular or lite) or 1/2 t. maple extract

Preheat oven to 350˚F 

Line a 12 cup muffin pan with cupcake liners. 

1. In a medium-size bowl, whisk together the cake flour, salt & baking powder. Set aside. 

2. In the mixer,  cream the butter, then add in the sugar gradually. Add the maple syrup a bit at a time. Add the vanilla & eggs and mix together well. 

3. Slow the mixer down and add 1/2 the flour mixture, then the milk, then the rest of the flour mixture & the pecans. Mix until everything is just blended. Divide the batter into the 12 muffin wells. Bake for 20 minutes. Let the pan cool for 5 minutes, then remove each cupcake and place on a cooling rack to cool completely. (about 45 minutes to 1 hour) 

Frosting: 

1. Cream the butter and add the 100% maple syrup. Then beat in the powdered sugar. Add the pancake syrup or extract and beat until frosting is fluffy. 

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