Maple Cupcakes

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Recipe — Maple Cupcakes
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12 portions
Metric Imperial



  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup maple sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 pinch of salt
  • 2 cups milk

Cream Cheese & Maple Icing

  • 2 packages of 250 g (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (preferably dark syrup for its robust flavour)
  • 1/2 cup maple sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • A few drops of food colouring (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 180 °C (350 °F).


  1. Using an electric mixer, mix butter and maple sugar. Incorporate eggs one at a time, then set aside.
  2. In a bowl, sift the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder and salt), then gradually add to butter mix, alternating with milk. Beat until dough has a smooth consistency.
  3. Line a muffin mold with paper cups, fill with batter and bake 25 to 30 minutes. Leave to cool before icing and decorating.


  1. In a bowl, combine all the ingredient except colouring. Using an electric mixer, beat until creamy and smooth. Add colouring if using, then frost cupcakes.


You wish to flavour your cake batter? It’s easy!

– For vanilla cupcakes, add 10 ml (2 teaspoons) vanilla extract at the same time as the eggs.
– For chocolate cupcakes, replace 125 ml (1/2 cup) flour with the same amount of cocoa powder.
– For maple chip cupcakes, add 125 ml (1/2 cup) maple sugar flakes at the end of step 3.
-For chocolate icing, replace maple syrup with 300 g (10 oz) dark chocolate melted in a double boiler.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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More about Maple

Maple syrup comes in four classifications, according to colour and taste.

At the start of sugaring season, syrup is generally clear, with a lightly sweet taste. It becomes darker and caramelized as the season goes on.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

100% pure maple butter contains no butter or dairy.

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree… and that’s all.