Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Mini Chocolate Chip Maple Pancake Cupcakes with Maple Buttercream

Cupcakes for breakfast - now that's what I'm taking about!
These are mini size, which means you can have even more :)

I made these for a co-workers birthday and they were a hit.
They really taste like pancakes too.
Give them a try and let me know what you think.

Mini Chocolate Chip Maple Pancake Cupcakes
Recipe from Kevin and Amanda
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups cake flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup pure maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup milk
2 large eggs
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
Maple Buttercream Frosting
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
1 tbsp milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream the butter and sugar on medium speed for 3-5 minutes. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. Measure out 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips and stir with just enough of the flour mixture (about 1/2 tbsp) to coat the chips. To the butter and sugar, slowly add the maple syrup, vanilla, eggs, and milk, beating well after each addition until well combined. Add in the flour mixture 1/2 cup at a time and mix until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips. Line a mini muffin tin with cupcake liners and fill the liners 3/4 full of batter. Bake at 350 for 7-9 mins, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cupcake comes out clean.
To make the frosting: Cream the butter, sugar, maple syrup and vanilla on medium speed until smooth and creamy, about 3-5 minutes. Add the milk if needed to thin out the frosting enough to be of a good spreading consistency and beat well to combine. Frost the cupcakes and store at room temperature.


  1. These are just adorable! I am amazed at how pretty everything you make is. I'd love a "how to decorate cupcakes" tutorial ;) {hint hint} What a terrific photo too.

  2. Wow! This recipe looks amazing! I can't wait to try it. I love your blog and your recipes and have used many of them. Some I have adapted to try to make a bit of a healthier alternative. This one though is definitely a must try. I love anything maple!

  3. OMG - I just made these and they are beyond delicious! They are for my work Holiday party tomorrow and I don't think they are going to last until the party! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe!


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