This afternoon, I made some Maple cupcakes for a very particular reason that will be revealed tomorrow.
I needed them to be very simply maple with no frou frou pecans, walnuts, apples, bacon or anything else. This recipe was harder to find than you might imagine.
I ended up using the cupcake recipe in Cupcakes Galore by Gail Wagman and the icing in Cupcakes by Pamela Clark.
This is an excellent cupcake and icing pairing. The cake itself is closer to a really soft biscuit or a thick pancake and for the maple flavor, that texture works really well. The icing recipe didn't make a lot of icing, but I wouldn't have wanted any more than a thin layer of this maple icing. It's tasty, but more would be too much.
Eaten together, the cupcake and icing are subtly mapled and very tasty. This is probably not a cupcake that one would want to eat more than one of. It's a slightly heavier cupcake even though the flavor is light.
I'm going to decorate these little gems tonight after I do a little bit more actual work. Anybody want to guess how I'm going to decorate these maple goodies? :)