Maple-Walnut Mini Cupcakes

Treat your guests with these nutty mini cupcakes with maple frosting and garnished with walnuts – perfect dessert to be served at party.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 55 min
  • Servings 36

Ingredients

Cupcakes

1 1/3
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1/8
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup butter, softened
3/4
cup granulated sugar
2
eggs
1/2
cup milk
3/4
cup chopped walnuts, toasted
1
teaspoon maple flavor

Maple-Cream Cheese Frosting

4
oz (half of 8-oz package) cream cheese, softened
1/4
cup butter, softened
1 3/4
cups powdered sugar
1/2
teaspoon maple flavor
Turbinado sugar (raw sugar) or maple sugar, if desired
Chopped walnuts or walnut halves, if desired
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Place mini paper baking cup in each of 36 mini muffin cups.
  • 2 In medium bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt; set aside. In large bowl, beat 1/2 cup butter and the granulated sugar with electric mixer on medium speed 2 to 4 minutes or until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in flour mixture alternately with milk. Stir in 3/4 cup walnuts and 1 teaspoon maple flavor. Divide batter evenly among muffin cups, filling each almost full.
  • 3 Bake 17 to 18 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Remove from pans to cooling racks; cool completely, about 15 minutes.
  • 4 In medium bowl, beat cream cheese and 1/4 cup butter until blended. Gradually add powdered sugar and 1/2 teaspoon maple flavor, beating until smooth. Frost cupcakes. Garnish with turbinado sugar and walnuts.
 

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
0%;
Iron
0%;
Exchanges:
Free
Carbohydrate Choices:
 
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.