Maple Cornmeal Cupcakes with Maple-Butter Frosting

Maple Cornmeal Cupcakes with Maple-Butter Frosting

Looking for a change-of-pace cupcake? Try these marvelous treats featuring the great flavor of maple!

Prep Time

45

Minutes

Total Time

1:45

Hr:Mins

Makes

18

cupcakes

Cupcakes
1 1/2
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/3
cup yellow cornmeal
2
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
cup granulated sugar
1
teaspoon maple flavor
2
eggs
3/4
cup milk
Frosting
4
cups (1 lb) powdered sugar
2
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
2
teaspoons maple flavor
3
to 4 tablespoons milk
Garnish
Maple leaf candies, if desired
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 18 regular-size muffin cups. In medium bowl, mix flour, cornmeal, baking powder and salt; set aside.
  2. In large bowl, beat 1/2 cup butter with electric mixer on medium speed 30 seconds. Gradually add granulated sugar, about 1/4 cup at a time, beating well after each addition, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat 2 minutes longer. Beat in 1 teaspoon maple flavor and the eggs. On low speed, alternately add flour mixture, about one-third at a time, and 3/4 cup milk, about half at a time, beating just until blended.
  3. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups, filling each with about 3 tablespoons batter or until about two-thirds full.
  4. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 5 minutes. Remove cupcakes from pans; place on cooling racks. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  5. In medium bowl, beat frosting ingredients, adding enough milk, until frosting is smooth and spreadable. Frost cupcakes. Garnish each with maple leaf candy.
Makes 18 cupcakes
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
If you can't find maple leaf candies, top each frosted cupcake with a pecan half for an easy garnish.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Cupcake)
  • Calories 280
    • (Calories from Fat 70),
  • Total Fat 7g
    • (Saturated Fat 4 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 40mg;
  • Sodium 180mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 50g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 38g),
  • Protein 2g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.