Thursday, November 8, 2007

Apple and Maple Cupcakes

I was recently browsing for a new dessert recipe and came upon this refreshing recipe at Cupcake Frenzy. Just a few things need to be picked up from the grocery store and I will be trying out this new fall recipe. Add a cup of coffee and it's a perfect snack.

Dagmar on her blog added mini Torturros which makes the cupcakes even more fabulous. Take a look at her rendition of this recipe here.

The frosting is extremely sweet so you might want to try the cupcakes with and without the frosting.

Apple and Maple Cupcakes

Cupcake Ingredients:

4 1/2 tablespoons butter, softened

1 cup self raising flour

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/4 cup maple-flavoured syrup

2 eggs

2/3 cup coarsely chopped pecans

1/2 cup coarsely grated apple

Preheat oven to 360 degrees. Beat butter, flour, cinnamon, sugar, syrup and eggs with electric mixer on low speed until ingredients are combined. Increase speed to medium, beat until mixture changes to a paler color. Stir in pecans and apple. Fill cupcake cases 2/3 full with batter. Bake for about 15-20 minutes, or until golden. Cool on wire racks, then spread with maple frosting. Makes approximately 30 mini cupcakes.

Maple Frosting

6 1/2 tablespoons butter, softened

1 cup icing sugar

2-3 teaspoons maple-flavored syrup

Beat butter, sifted icing sugar and maple syrup until light and fluffy.