Feb
8

Blueberry French Toast Cupcakes

Blueberry French Toast Cupcakes are irresistible! A cinnamon maple cake is topped with maple buttercream frosting and fresh blueberries.

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.

Blueberry French Toast Cupcakes are irresistible! A cinnamon maple cake is topped with maple buttercream frosting and fresh blueberries.

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.

Blueberry French Toast Cupcakes are irresistible! A cinnamon maple cake is topped with maple buttercream frosting and fresh blueberries.

Blueberry French Toast Cupcakes are irresistible! A cinnamon maple cake is topped with maple buttercream frosting and fresh blueberries.

Go ahead, bake yourself a batch of cupcakes to share with your friends and family!

Yields about 22 to 24 standard sized cupcakes

Blueberry French Toast Cupcakes

18 minPrep Time

22 minCook Time

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Ingredients

    For the cupcakes:
  • 1 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour, sifted
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Sift together flours, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Pipe frosting onto each cupcake. Garnish with fresh blueberries and dust with confectioners' sugar, as desired. Enjoy!
http://www.spoonfulofflavor.com/2016/02/08/blueberry-french-toast-cupcakes/

Source: Spoonful of Flavor

Blueberry French Toast Cupcakes are irresistible! A cinnamon maple cake is topped with maple buttercream frosting and fresh blueberries.

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A few cupcake recipes from my friends:

Tiramisu Cupcakes from Life, Love and Sugar
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes by The First Year Blog

50 Comments

  1. Sues

    While these may not be totally appropriate for breakfast, I think they’d make an awesome brunch addition! They’re so pretty, too!

  2. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

    Yay to french toast #twinning! I can NOT resist a delicious cupcake and these are genius, Ashley!! LOVE LOVE LOVE that you turned french toast into a cupcake! Whaaa?! I definitely need a dozen of these in my life! Pinned! Cheers, friend!

  3. Jen | Baked by an Introvert

    WOW! I’m completely smitten with these cupcakes! Blueberries, french toast, and cupcakes combined is a dessert lovers dream!!

  4. Danae @ Recipe Runner

    So I’m pretty sure you need to be on Cupcake Wars because I LOVE all of your cupcake creations! I think I should be able to eat the blueberry french toast ones for breakfast!

  5. Medha @ Whisk & Shout

    Wait I am totally obsessed with the idea of all those delicious French toast flavors in a cupcake :)

  6. Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry

    Since this recipe has french toast in the title, i’m declaring these cupcakes perfectly acceptable to eat for breakfast.

  7. Ashley

    This is such a fun flavor for a cupcake! And they are just so so pretty too with that touch of confectioners’ sugar and the blueberries!

  8. Meghan | Fox and Briar

    Gah, these look AMAZING. I am in love with the idea of french toast cupcakes, plus the blueberries just put these over the top! So, so good. Pinning!

  9. Megan - The Emotional Baker

    These are the prettiest cupcakes! They would certainly cure my winter blues 😉 I love that you used maple syrup.

  10. Liz @ Floating Kitchen

    Recipe testing is definitely the best part of the job. Although this week I made a cocktail that was so bad that even I had to spit it out and dump it down the drain. That doesn’t happen too often! :-). The flavors here are so awesome, Ashley!

  11. Zainab

    You make cupcakes irresistible:) I love these with the fresh blueberries in them.

  12. Christie

    Omg, these look absolutely delicious! Stunning photography, too!

    Hope you have an amazing week ahead of you!

    Christie
    The Closet by Christie

  13. Jennifer Strauser

    It took me 48 hours to make these, and I’m sorry I waited so long. They are even more delicious than they sound. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe!

  14. Bree

    These look amazing! I can’t wait to try them! Thanks for sharing :)
    Bree

  15. Christine @ A Sprinkle of This and That

    What a great way to beat the winter blues! These look fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing on Oh My Heartsie Girls Wordless Wednesdays. Have a great week!

  16. Sarah

    They look sooooo good! Yumm!

  17. Anita

    This recipe looks so delicious! Visiting from Showcase Your Talent Thursday.

  18. Munchkintime

    Wow these look so scrumptious, of coarse I am going to pin this to my Dessert Recipe Board! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe.

  19. Lisa @ Fun Money Mom

    Wow…these look absolutely delicious!!! Thanks so much for sharing your amazing recipe at Share The Wealth Sunday!!!
    xoxo
    Lisa

  20. Colleen

    What gorgeous looking cupcakes! YUM!

  21. Raquel

    These cupcakes are so beautiful! Found them from Diana’s party! Pinning to my cupcake board and hope to make these!

  22. Audrey

    Did you say whipped maple syrup buttercream?! Oh my goodness. I’d probably eat half of it before it made it to the cupcakes. Thanks for sharing on the Creative K. Kids Tasty Tuesdays Linky Party. I hope you will join us again next week.

  23. Karly

    Totally my kind of dessert! Thanks for linking up to What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  24. Indah Nuria Savitri

    I’m a big fan of blueberries and this french toast cupcake is sooo appealing :)

  25. Create With Joy

    Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe with us!
    Congratulations – you are one of our Featured Guests at this week’s Inspire Me Monday party at Create With Joy! #217

    I just followed you on Twitter and Instagram and hope you will connect with me on those social media networks as well.

    Have an amazing week! :-)

  26. Heather @MySweetMission.net

    Oh my Ashley, these Blueberry French Toast Cupcakes look and sound delicious, and your pictures are beautiful too!! Thank you for linking them up at the Creative Muster Party! We hope you’ll stop by tomorrow night at 6 pm EST to party with us again. Your post is one of my #FavoritePosts this week, so it’s been shared on Pinterest with my followers. :) ~Heather

  27. Theresa @DearCreatives

    Oh yum!Thanks for joining the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & shared. Hope to see you again soon.

  28. Anna @ Anna Can Do It!

    Oh these cupcakes looks fabulously mouth-watering! What’s better way to start a day,it’s a bad-day-repellent! – Love, Anna!

  29. christine

    These cupcakes look so delicious. Thanks so much for linking them w/ us at #TheWednesdayRoundup! They’re so delicious looking in fact that we’ve chosen them as a featured fave! Congrats!

  30. Frugal Hausfrau

    Not only do these look gorgeous, the flavors! Wow! Great combo! Thanks for sharing with us on Throwback Thursday!!

    Mollie

  31. Diana Rambles

    Congratulations! This post is going to be featured over at Diana Rambles tomorrow and has been pinned in the Featured at Diana Rambles board at Pinterest, Tweeted, and Yummed. Please grab a featured button off my button page or via the post guidelines graphic. Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!

  32. Christine | Mid-Life Croissant

    Oh you’ve really struck a chord with these. My two most favorite breakfasts as a kid were french toast and blueberry pancakes. And here you’ve gona and combinied them into a cupcake! Thanks for linking up at #SaucySaturdays.

  33. Tally

    I made this today and it was so good.

  34. Ashlyn // Dollop Of Yum

    These are probably some of the most gorgeous cupcakes I’ve ever seen! I love the idea of French toast in cupcake form. Have a lovely weekend!

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