Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Maple Cupcakes

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? :)


Kate said...

I'm glad your cupcakes turned out well. Hopefully my cake will be as successful. I'm still worried about the weather here in NY being an issue, at least for the frosting if not for the whole cake. But I will let you know.

Also, as far as the cupcakes, I'm wondering if the maple has something to do with hockey. Am I anywhere near right about that?

Kate said...

Oh oh oh I hope the special reason is that you just want to express your love to your darling office mates via delicious, delicious cupcakes. :)

Evan said...

Pancake texture and maple flavor? I'm in! I already know this is wrong, but I would like to think that this is another homage to Maine and wonderful Maine maple syrup.

Amanda said...


NYKate: Some would say that you are on the right track with the hockey guess.

MEKate: Hmm... you might want to stick around after class tomorrow. ;)

Evan: Yeah, wrong. Sorry.

Selba said...

The cupcakes looks good! I need to bake cupcakes again pretty soon.... :)

Anonymous said...

I have no idea how you are going to decorate them - but they do sound tasty!

PS I tagged you :P

Teanna DiMicco said...

Mmm... maple cupcakes. That sounds so good. And I'm glad you left out the bacon :)

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Wow those are some giant holes in those cupcakes! Lol :D