Vanilla Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Icing

Canada day is coming up and what better way to celebrate than with cupcakes, vanilla cupcakes with maple cream cheese frosting to be exact!  What is more Canadian than maple syrup.

The vanilla cupcakes are easy to make. You just need flour, baking powder, eggs, sugar, milk, oil, vanilla extract and water.  Cream the sugar and butter together until smooth and fluffy.  Add the eggs, vanilla extract, oil and water to the butter and beat well.  Put the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Pour the batter into cupcake tins.

Bake and cool.

In the mean time you can start the icing.  Cream the butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add the maple syrup and blend well.   Slowly add the icing sugar and beat until fluffy.

Use a piping bag to decorate the cupcakes. You can add red sprinkles too. I tried to make a flag…. but… ya

Vanilla Cupcakes

  • 2 1/2  cups all purpose flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup  milk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup  water

Preheat oven to 350 Degrees.  Cream the sugar and butter together until smooth and fluffy.  Add the eggs, vanilla extract, oil and water to the butter and beat well.  Put the dry ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Pour the batter into cupcake tins. Bake for about 15-20 min or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 12 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

In the mean time you can start the icing.  Cream the butter and cream cheese until smooth. Add the maple syrup and blend well.   Slowly add the icing sugar and beat until fluffy.

Use a piping bag to decorate the cupcakes. Add some red sprinkles just to make it more festive. If you can, try making the cupcakes resemble a Canadian flag.  I tried but it didn’t work out that well.

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