9.25.2009

apple cinnamon french toast cupcakes with maple cream cheese frosting


Hurray for cupcakes! And cupcake challenges!


Rhiannon from Pink Sugar Desserts and Erica from Dollface Delights are puttin' on a little challenge and I couldn't pass it up!



When I first heard about this fun challenge thoughts of apples, cinnamon, and maple filled my mind. I finally came up with these lovely autumn cupcakes.

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I used the following ingredients:
  • 4 large eggs
  • 2 tsp of vanilla
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 cups low fat buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 cups low fat milk
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 golden delicious apple, peeled and diced
  • 12 slices or 5 cups of day old french bread, cubed

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Mix up the eggs, vanilla, and sugar. Add in the milks, cinnamon, and apples. Fold in the bread.

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Let it all sit for about 15 minutes.

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Fill muffin liners full. I managed to get 16 muffins out of this mix.

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Bake in a 350 degree oven for 22-25 minutes. Allow to cool.

For the yummy maple frosting you'll need:
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 8 oz package of softened cream cheese
  • 1 tsp maple extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
Mix together the butter, cream cheese and extracts until fluffy. Add the powdered sugar 1 cup at a time until desired consistency is reached.

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Top frosting with a sprinkle of raw sugar if desired.

These are just amazing! Perfect flavors for autumn!

Happy Weekend to you all!

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69 comments:

lululu said...

as much as i love the cupcakes, i also adore the frosting! couldnt hv it exclusively!

Angie's Recipes said...

maple, maple, maple....you have used my favourite syrup to whip up the frosting for these beautiful cupcakes ! Great!

Angie's Recipes

Jenn said...

I was literally thinking of making french toast today. Haha... I love that you made them into cupcakes. Yum!!!!

Sophie said...

These cupcakes look georgous, but I don't like frosting!

Have a great weekend!

TKW said...

The frosting, in particular, sounds so delicious!!

~Kathie~ said...

These cupcakes look so good!! I bet the maple frosting tastes so good with the apple in the cupcake! Now I am hungry! :)

A Joyful Chaos said...

These look and sound absolutely delicious! I will have to make them today. Thanks to a loaded apple tree in our back yard I actually have all the ingredients.

Heidi said...

These are very pretty cupcakes

Kate said...

Kim, these are beautiful! What is not to like? Yum!

Barbara Bakes said...

I've never seen such a fabulous cupcake with so much yummy fruit inside before!

Southern Grace Gourmet said...

You are ruining my diet, those look amazing!

Kimmay said...

oh my gooooooooooodness these look amazing! I have to find an excuse to make them now.

Palidor said...

When I read the title, I knew that I was in for a treat. Honestly, apple + cinnamon + maple + cream cheese... you can't get any more delicious than that!!

Stephanie said...

WOW!!

Seriously, that's all I can say...

Ok, no...I can say more! Now, that's creative!!! And, they look and sound amazing!!!!

WOWOW!!

Joanne said...

I've decided that cupcakes are my ideal baking medium. These look fantastic! I have bookmarked them. Maple is one of my favorite flavors, especially in cream cheese frosting. I will have to check out this blog event!

Suzi said...

I just printed this recipe out, can't wait to try it! Thanks for the creativity Kim!

Chow and Chatter said...

wow great cupcakes love them

The Chickenless Chick said...

Sophie, it is a crime against nature not to love frosting; but I think you may be able to convince nature to let you off with a warning, since your recently-posted omelette looks so colorful and delicious ;)

Ungourmet, I am exceedingly jealous of this recipe. It epitomizes what I'm trying to do with the Chickenless Kitchen. Once we start thinking outside the box about the basic ingredients in a given type of food (for instance, a cupcake), anything is possible! Thanks and best of luck with the challenges.

Life is good! said...

those look wonderfully tasty! and they look very autumnish!

Kimmay said...

Also- I forgot to mention that a long while back I put a quick link to your site. You can view the post here:

http://hurraykimmay.blogspot.com/2009/08/blogs-of-note.html

Since that post I have been following and seen some great things!

<3

Little Miss Baker said...

AHmazing! As usual Kim :) I just did some pics for you. They will be on your way very soon and if not now then tonight after my shift!! Can't wait for our little Italy night!! Good luck in the contest too!! xo

teresa said...

oh this is just genious! i love these cupcakes, so yummy.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Mm, lovely autumn cupcakes!
I love cream cheese icing too, my fave.

girlichef said...

Oh my gosh, these sound so great! I love all of the flavors...I'll take 2 :)

Allison Jones said...

Those are the cutest cupcake wrappers! And, um, to the commenter who doesn't like frosting... what!?!?!

DollFace Delights said...

OMC, those look freaking yummy!! Thanks for entering the contest!

Cinnamon Girl aka Reeni♥ said...

Such a delicious combo of fall flavors! These look fabulous!

Pam said...

I took one look at that cupcake and scrolled up top to refresh myself about where you lived. Because I was ready to drive there. Really.

Mary said...

These really look spectacular. It is a lovely recipe for fall baking. These sound delicious.

lisaiscooking said...

Your cupcakes sound great, and maple cream cheese frosting looks divine!

Julia said...

Oh oh oh!!! That's a winner! I am thinking divine tasting too. :) Great stuff as always Kim!

Andrea@WellnessNotes said...

The cupcakes look amazing, and the flavors sound delicious... I want to eat one, starting with the frosting... :)

Selba said...

Your cupcakes sound so yummy with the apple cinnamon and maple cream cheese frosting :)

KennyT said...

These cupcakes are exquisite!

Dustjacket Attic said...

Oh these look and sound yummy, I love the little cases.
xxx

Adam said...

Whoa, whoa, whoa... french toast IN the cupcakes? Kim you just took breakfast to a whole new level :) Portable and fun, these are great!

Connie Weiss said...

WOW! That sounds like the perfect breakfast cupcake! and the liners are darling.

noble pig said...

Wow, this is what I want for breakfast!

Danielle said...

what a beautiful cupcake. LOVE the frosting (or course anything cream cheese is yummy)

TreasureHunter said...

Hi from SITS!

That sounds absolutely delicious! I have to try to make these! Thank you for sharing the recipe!

doggybloggy said...

Hot betty johnson thats a mighty fine cupcake

ck said...

How do you find time to create such amazing things? Seriously, I wish I had your cooking/baking creativity.

Or just a house nearby so I could drop by when you had such perfect cupcakes cooling on the counter.

BarbaraJean said...

Wow! So creative! With these, you just have to be a WINNER!!!!

Donna-FFW said...

OK, these are like beyond my imagination delicious sounding!!

PottyMouthMama said...

These look DIVINE! Yum. You are so clever, Iwill have to give them a go.

petite nyonya said...

I already love the taste of the frosting! Not to mention the pretty look of the cupcake. Wish I could have a cup or 2 right now..yummy!

Kristin said...

Such a perfect fall treat!

MrsM said...

Okay, the name of this recipe alone blew my mind. Apple cinnamon french toast what?! With cream cheese frosting!? Looks FABULOUS!

I'm stopping by from SITS and I'm glad I did =)

Faith said...

These adorable cupcakes are so inspired! I LOVE French toast and all the other flavors you used. And I love apple season! :)

Beautiful said...

Chic and yummy, not so easy to find both in one!

Cathy said...

All the flavors of fall in one beautiful little cake. Love the new header by the way.

Katherine Aucoin said...

Gorgeous looking cupcakes...very chic!

Randi Troxell said...

oh this looks really yummy!

love your new header too!!!

Olive said...

hello, Kim!

our cupcakes look lovely :)

and your frosting is gorgeous..
LOve it!

Claudia said...

Maple, apples, autumn, autmn, AUTMN! Wow - theseare calling my name and I must answer. What a grand recipe!

♥The imPerfect Housewife♥ said...

You made that up??? I am SOOO impressed with you - AGAIN. I just turned a lady I work with onto your blog today (we were slow at work, what can I say). She doesn't blog, but was talking about cooking with turkey and such and I told her I knew of a perfect place to get good recipes because you use a lot of ground turkey and chicken. She was THRILLED!!! Have a good day ~ ♥

Miss Dot said...

I am incredibly impressed with your recipe! Great job! I must ask, how do you keep your liners looking so lovely throughout the baking process? I find myself buying cute liners only lose the design on them once I bake anything in them :-\ Any tips/tricks/advice? :)

Katy ~ said...

Save one for me. I'm on my way!

5 Star Foodie said...

Such unique and creative cupcakes! A must try for sure and I know they'll be my instant favorite!

Krista said...

These look awesome! It's like french toast casserole meets cupcake. That frosting is to die for and the flavors all sound so perfect together. Excellent work!

Sweta said...

Kim, you make the most amazing cup cakes!! In fact you should be crowned the 'cupcake queen' :)

Hummingbird Appetite said...

Oh my! I have to make these!

koralee said...

Oh my goodness...these look amazing...I adore these so much I think I may have to make a batch and take them to school with me...the staff will love you! I love your little cupcake holders!Thanks for visiting me!

jscardon said...

WOW!! This looks and sounds incredibly delicious-- the definition of the perfect sinful cupcake for fall. Kudos!

NMOS said...

That paring just sounds great. Thanks, and nice blog!

nora@ffr said...

m soo in love with these cupcakes!! vat a sweet treat!
cheers!

Lisa said...

Awww... they're pretty! And the cupcake itself looks really good, even without the addition of that beautiful frosting. What a unique and appealing combination of fall lusciousness. I want to try these.

withoutadornment said...

Man, that cupcake looks so delicious, especially with that sugar! Deciding who to vote for in this contest is going to be really difficult!

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Ahhh I knew this was the place to come to find a dessert to take for Thanksgiving! Thanks Kim! :)

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