Maple Walnut Cupcakes

When the summer turns to fall, out comes the maple syrup. Bake these delicious cupcakes for dessert using Betty Crocker® spice cake mix and cheese and cover with a glorious maple walnut topping.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 15 min
  • Servings 24

1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ spice cake mix
Water, vegetable oil and eggs called for on cake mix box
1/4
cup real maple or maple-flavored syrup
1 1/2
cups chopped walnuts
1
container (8 oz) mascarpone cheese, softened
1
package (8 oz) cream cheese; softened
3
cups powdered sugar
1
teaspoon maple flavor

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Place paper baking cup in each of 24 regular-size muffin cups.
  • 2 In large bowl, beat cake mix, water, oil and eggs with electric mixer on low speed 30 seconds, then on medium speed 2 minutes. Stir in syrup and 1 cup of the chopped walnuts. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups.
  • 3 Bake 15 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 10 minutes; remove from pans to cooling racks. Cool completely.
  • 4 In medium bowl, beat mascarpone cheese, cream cheese, powdered sugar and maple flavor with electric mixer on low speed until blended, then on high speed until frosting is smooth and spreadable. Frost cupcakes. Sprinkle evenly with remaining 1/2 cup chopped walnuts.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
300
,
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
17%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
),
Sodium
180mg
180%;
Total Carbohydrate
37g
37%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.