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Maple Eh Cupcakes

Cold winters, hockey, and maple syrup. It’s time to celebrate all things Canadian with these delicious Maple Eh Cupcakes perfect for Canada Day or anytime!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cupcakes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 18
Calories 268 kcal

Ingredients

For the cupcakes:

  • 2.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • ½ cup butter softened (approx. 1 stick)
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • ½ cup buttermilk

For the decorations:

  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp milk
  • ¼ cup pecans crushed
  • 3-4 oz. red fondant
  • Small “E” and “H” cookie cutters

Instructions

  1. Line a muffin pan with paper liners and set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. In a small bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and ground nutmeg. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat butter, brown sugar and eggs.
  5. Once the butter mixture is creamy, add maple syrup and beat some more.
  6. Slowly add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with the buttermilk. Continue beating until batter is formed.
  7. Scoop ¼ cup of cupcake batter into each section of your muffin pan.
  8. Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the center.
  9. Allow to cool completely before decorating.

To decorate:

  1. Use an electric mixer to beat together butter, confectioners’ sugar and milk.
  2. Once the ingredients are well-combined and form semi-stiff peaks, scoop into a piping bag with Wilton’s 1M icing tip attached.
  3. Frost each cupcake.
  4. Sprinkle crushed pecans over on top of each frosted cupcake.
  5. Using a rolling pin, roll red fondant so that it’s about ¼ of an inch thick.
  6. Using your letter cookie cutters, cut out 18 “Es” and 12 “Hs.” Place one “E” and one “H” on each cupcake.
  7. Serve and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Maple Eh Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 268 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 33mg11%
Sodium 137mg6%
Potassium 144mg4%
Carbohydrates 49g16%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 34g38%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 195IU4%
Calcium 66mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.