Pancake Cupcakes with Blueberry Maple Frosting


Good morning! It’s been a long while since I’ve made a new cupcake recipe so I thought I would try it out for this week’s recipe. It wasn’t a complete success and it wasn’t a complete failure.

As I’m typing this I’m in my hometown for my brother’s wedding so this is ready to go for tomorrow. I had all of the photos ready to go and just needed to type up the post and recipe. Because I conveniently forgot to bring the recipe I wrote down originally, I had to make them again. As they say, things happen for a reason. This time around the flavors were a bit more balanced. I still kept the photos from when I first made them because they ended up with a similar coloring and texture.

buttermilk pancake cupcakes with blueberry maple frosting

  • Servings: 12 cupcakes
  • Difficulty: easy
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Dorothy’s Test Kitchen


for the cupcake batter

1/2 cup butter

3/4 cup sugar

2 tbsp maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla

2 eggs

1 1/4 cup sifted flour or cake flour

1/4 tsp baking soda

1 tsp baking powder

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 cup buttermilk

for the frosting

1/4 cup butter

1/4 cup blueberry syrup

1/4 cup blueberries (optional)

1 cup powdered sugar


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy. Mix in the syrup, eggs, and vanilla. Mix together the dry ingredients and then add them into the batter. Before the mixture is completely together, add in the buttermilk and mix it until it just comes together. In a greased muffin tin, fill it in until it’s 3/4 the way full. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 21-25 minutes.

For the frosting, mix together the butter and the syrup. If you want to add blueberries for more texture, cook the blueberries in plain or blueberry syrup on a medium heat until the blueberries cook down. After that cools it is ready to mix in with the butter. After the butter and syrup are combined, mix in the confectioners sugar until you get a smooth texture.

2 thoughts on “Pancake Cupcakes with Blueberry Maple Frosting

    1. Why thank you! I definitely will. It’s fun to experiment in the kitchen. I find it to be especially rewarding when something I make is enjoyed by people I care about. Aww yay! I’m happy to hear it! It’s a solid family favorite. What did you think of it?


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