Saturday, 6 November 2010

Maple Syrup and Walnut Cupcakes

My second entry for Cupcake Camp London was a fall/autumn inspired cupcake - maple syrup and walnuts. I had initially intended to make bacon and maple syrup cupcakes but wasn't quite brave enough so I made these instead. The end result was a simple, clean tasting cupcake. I may try the bacon version one day so stay tuned.... :) 

cream butter and sugar 

adding maple syrup 

adding walnuts 


cream cheese frosting 

Maple Walnut Cupcakes
170g butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 large eggs
2 cups flour
2.5 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

  • Preheat the oven to 180C.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy as shown. 
  • Beat in the maple syrup.
  • Add the vanilla and eggs.
  • Beat until the mixture is smooth.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture, alternating with the milk.
  • Beat well.
  • Stir in the walnuts.
  • Fill the cupcake liners until 3/4 full. 
  • Bake for about 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre of the cupcakes comes out clean.
  • Leave to cool in the pan. 

Maple Syrup Cream Cheese Frosting
225g cream cheese
85g butter
3 cups icing sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3-5 tablespoons maple syrup (adjust to taste)

  • Cream together the cream cheese and butter with an electric mixer until smooth. 
  • Slowly sift in the icing sugar and continue beating.
  • Add in the vanilla and maple syrup. 
  • Beat until smooth. 


  1. Mmmmmm - can't beat maple and walnut combo. I have tried bacon and maple syrup before, it was on pancakes, served to me on a long haul flight from Oz to the USA ... I thought they were crazy and never tried it lol. I notice it seems to be a very popular flavour combo nowadays ;0)

  2. these look lovely and sound gorgeous - glad you stuck with the walnuts rather than the bacon.

  3. These look and sound gorgeous. I very nearly made bacon, peanut butter and banana ones. Maybe we should have a bacon cupcake meet up in London ;)
    Wish I'd got to try these- am quite the fan of maple syrup since having it in America

  4. These are dreamy! I love the combination of maple syrup with walnuts...but imagine it in a cupcake!

  5. These look great! I'm glad you didn't add the bacon. I'd rather have the walnuts!

  6. These look great - I adore anything with walnuts. Your carrot cake looks most inviting too!


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