Recipe: Cinnamon Cupcakes with Maple Syrup Frosting

Saturday, 26 October 2013
Hello everyone! I've finally got a recipe post for you all. Recipe posts are one of my favourites to write but because I'm a little busy bee I don't often get the time to just chill out and bake. The October holidays are an absolute godsend. Time to just chill out and relax! This is actually a recipe I kind of came up with my self by altering the basic vanilla cupcake recipe from the BBC. I was really in the mood for some 'autumn' baking and really wanted something cinnamony. I added a little bit of something here and there and came up with these cinnamon cupcakes with maple syrup frosting. Delicious. This recipe will make 12 cupcakes but they won't last long.


4oz butter
4oz caster sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla extract
1tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
4oz self raising flour
2tbsp milk

4oz butter
8oz icing sugar
2tbsp milk
maple syrup for drizzling

1. Preheat oven to gas mark 4 and line out some baking cases.
2. Cream the butter and sugar together and then add in the two eggs.
3. Stir in the vanilla extract, cinnamon and nutmeg. The cake batter will take on a very dark colour because of the cinnamon. This worried me because I thought it would be too cinnamony but it's absolutely fine. The perfect ammount if anything!
4. Slowly add the flour bit by bit. If the cake batter is too thick then add some milk.
5. Spoon into the cupcake cases and then cook for about 15 minutes. It's hard to judge them by colour so test with a skewer/cocktail stick to see if they're done.
6. Beat the icing sugar and butter together with some milk until it's thick enough. 
7. Put the icing into an icing bag/freezer bag and pipe the icing into some 'mountains'.
8. And finally drizzle some maple syrup on top.

 And there we have it. My first 'fall' recipe of the year. Seriously Starbucks should just employ me now.

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