Blueberry French Toast Cupcakes are irresistible! A cinnamon maple cake is topped with maple buttercream frosting and fresh blueberries.
To cure the winter blues, I love turning on my oven to bake something sweet. Today it’s time for another cupcake recipe! I love brainstorming new cupcake recipes because the recipe testing is the best part. Who can resist a tasty little homemade cupcake? So much flavor is packed into a single serving dessert that can be enjoyed for any occasion. Blueberry French Toast Cupcakes combine everything that I love about french toast into one irresistible cupcake.
For these cupcakes, I added fresh blueberries to a maple cinnamon cake and then topped it with freshly whipped maple syrup buttercream. A few extra blueberries and a sprinkle of confectioners’ powder creates a cupcake that tastes like homemade french toast.
Go ahead, bake yourself a batch of cupcakes to share with your friends and family!
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1 3/4 cups sugar
4 large eggs, at room temperature
1/4 cup pure maple syrup
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/4 cups milk
For the frosting:
1 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
4 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted + extra as needed
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
pinch of salt
blueberries, for topping
Preheat oven to 350° F. Line two standard muffin tins with paper liners. Divide blueberries evenly among muffin cups, placing a few blueberries at the bottom of each cup. Set aside.
Sift together flours, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugar together on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until each is incorporated, scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Add maple syrup and vanilla. Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture in three batches, alternating with two additions of milk, and beating until combined after each.
Divide the batter evenly between the prepared liners, filling each about ¾-full. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 20 minutes, rotating the pans halfway through baking. Let cool in the pan about 5 to 10 minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
To make the frosting, in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter on medium speed for about 5 minutes. Turn the mixer down to low speed and gradually add in the confectioners’ sugar until incorporated. Add in the maple syrup, vanilla and salt and mix until incorporated. Turn the mixer back up to medium-high speed and beat for an additional 4 minutes, or until light and fluffy.
Pipe frosting onto each cupcake. Garnish with fresh blueberries and dust with confectioners' sugar, as desired. Enjoy!