Thursday, March 24, 2016

Pure Maple Cupcakes

It's maple sugar time 
here in Eastern Canada.
Easter being just around the corner;
 I made these maple muffins and decorated them
 with walnuts, making a little nest to hold a tiny egg.
These delicious muffins contain no sugar,
 only the sweetness of pure maple syrup.

1 1/2 all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 cup unsalted butter slightly softened
1 tbsp. vegetable shortening at room temp.
1 cup pure maple syrup
1 egg yolk
1 large egg
3/4 milk.

Heat Oven to 325 deg. F.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, 
baking powder and salt. Set aside.
(sorry this pic is dark.)

In a larger bowl with a hand mixer, or a stand mixer, 
cream the butter and shortening together.
Add the maple syrup and mix until 
well combined, about 3 minutes, 
Add the egg yolk and egg, one at a time, 
beating after each addition. 

 Mix in 1/2 of the flour mixture until combined. 

 Add the milk to the bowl and mix until combined.

 Mix in the remaining flour and mix until just combined.

Line a 12 cup cupcake/muffin pan with cupcake liners. 
Fill each 3/4 full.
An ice cream scoop works well for filling

 Bake 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. 

Once the cupcakes are completely
 cooled, they can be frosted.

I frosted them with a buttercream maple frosting, and decorated them with walnuts and mini eggs,(I used Cadbury mini eggs). 

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