Spice Cupcakes with Maple Frosting

Spice Cupcakes with Maple Frosting are full of gorgeous flavor and perfectly sweet.

  • Author: Renee Rendall
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 15 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


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For the cupcakes

  • 2 cups cake flour
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground clove
  • 2 tablespoons ground ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 ounces (1 stick) butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs

For the frosting

  • 4 ounces (1 stick) butter, room temperature
  • 250 grams (2-1/2 cups) powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon maple extract


For the cupcakes

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and add 15 papers to your cupcake pan. You may yield a couple more or less. Be flexible.
  2. Add all dry ingredients, everything from flour to salt, into your mixing bowl and mix on low speed to incorporate all ingredients.
  3. Add butter and buttermilk and mix on medium until thick and incorporated.
  4. Add eggs one at a time and mix until incorporated.
  5. Scoop batter into cupcake pans, filling half full. This batter will rise quite a bit so don't overfill.
  6. Bake for 25 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean.
  7. Allow to cool in the pan for a few minutes and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before frosting.

For the frosting

  1. Beat butter and powdered sugar together until smooth.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and beat until light and fluffy.
  3. Dollop onto the nearest cupcake and dance with joy.

Keywords: Spice, Cupcakes

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