The richness of sweet potatoes makes them a perfect autumn and winter treat. The ones in this particular recipe have maple cream cheese frosting that is topped with a dash of cinnamon, for both color and flavor. The cupcakes themselves are made from a mixture of sweet potatoes (of course), flour, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, sour cream, vanilla extract and several other ingredients. Altogether, these treats are great on a cool winter day!
Source Fine Cooking
Nothing says fall – or the holidays for that matter – like pumpkin flavored “everything” including cupcakes! These pumpkin cupcakes with maple cream cheese icing are the perfect dessert to serve at all of the your autumn-themed parties. The cupcakes themselves are made from pumpkin puree, ground ginger, cinnamon, brown sugar, flour, eggs and several other “classic” ingredients, while the maple cream cheese icing consists of a mix of maple syrup, icing sugar, cream cheese and unsalted butter. Top each with a handmade fondant-icing pumpkin for that perfect seasonal touch!
These maple cinnamon cupcakes are cupcakes with a difference. Cut into two to resemble a sandwich, the middle is then filled with homemade maple ice cream, and the top is frosted with peach whipped cream sprinkled with maple sugar. These thoroughly decadent cupcakes are so scrumptious, that you just want more and more of them to nibble at. Messy and deliciously delectable, certainly, this is a different teatime experience from your usual cupcake.
Source Cupcake Project
Oatmeal raisin cookies are delicious, so why not twist the combination and turn them into oatmeal raisin cupcakes? And then add an extra dimension by topping them with a maple glaze? After all, nothing says autumn — or any season, really — like oatmeal and maple. The batter of these cupcakes contains some unusual ingredients, like applesauce, honey vinegar and allspice, but the results are a moist, tasty cupcake. Top with the homemade maple glaze before serving.
Source Cupcake Project
Skip the traditional breakfast and go for this hand-held and super-sweet version of french toast: streusel topped french toat cupcakes with maple buttercream frosting! Make a slightly altered vanilla cupcake batter complete with the addition of cinnamon and nutmeg, then add a homemade crumbled streusel to the top before baking. Once they cool, top with a delicious maple buttercream frosting before dipping them in an extra layer of both cinnamon sugar and confectioners sugar. The results are irresistable!
Maple bacon doughnuts are the newest trend, and now you can add these maple french toast and bacon cupcakes to the list as well. The unusual, yet tasty combination consists of a cupcake base with some odd ingredients, like pudding mix, potato starch, maple syrup and cooked bacon, as well as some standards: flour, brown sugar and cinnamon. But, what “really takes the cake” so to speak, is the maple syrup and cinnamon flavored cream cheese frosting.
Source Pass the Sushi
Via Becky Bakewell