French Toast Cupcakes with Maple Frosting

French Toast Cupcakes with Maple Frosting

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Servings: 12
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp. maple extract
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Maple Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 4 1/2 cups confectioners sugar, sifted
  • 4 slices bacon, cooked

Directions

Preheat oven to 350° degrees. Line muffin tin with baking liners.

Combine flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt in a mixing bowl. In a large bowl, whisk together butter, sugar, and eggs until combined. Then add maple extract. Alternate between whisking in flour mixture and milk into liquid mixture. Make three additions of flour and two of milk. Beat until smooth.

Divide batter into prepared pan and bake 20-25 minutes until golden brown and tops spring back when lightly touched. Cool cupcakes for 10 minutes, remove from pan and allow to cool completely before frosting.

Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Beat together cream cheese, butter and salt until creamy. Add maple syrup. With mixer on low, add sugar 1/2 cup at a time until light and fluffy. Increase mixer speed between additions. Frost cupcakes. Cut cooked bacon into 1 inch pieces and garnish cupcakes.