For the cupcakes
- 1 cup self-raising flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1 cup maple sugar
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1 large egg
- 2/5 cup whole milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
For the topping
- 1 cup cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp + 1 tsp pure Canadian maple syrup (preferably amber syrup for its rich taste)
- Mini eggs, for optional decoration
- Heat the oven to 180°C. Line a 12-hole muffin tin with muffin cases. Combine the flour, cocoa powder and a pinch of salt in a large bowl.
- In another large bowl use an electric hand mixer to beat together the maple sugar and butter until pale and fluffy. In a jug, whisk together the egg, milk and vanilla.
- Add half the flour and half the milk/egg mixture to the creamed butter and maple sugar, then beat together. Add the rest of the flour and milk/egg mixtures and beat again to make a smooth batter.
- Divide the batter between the muffin cases, then bake for 20 minutes or until risen and a toothpick or skewer inserted into a cake comes out clean.
- Remove from the oven and leave to cool in the tin for a couple of minutes, then remove to a rack to cool completely.
- Beat together the cream cheese and butter in a bowl until light and fluffy. Then add the vanilla and maple syrup.
- Pipe the buttercream on top of each cupcake, then decorate with mini eggs.
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