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French Toast Cupcakes

on December 3, 2011

This is the best thing we’ve come up for on a Saturday. You’re off of work, you have time to relax and bake these amazing goodies. Seriously, give them a try, they’re delicious. Happy Saturday!

Ingredients

FOR THE STREUSEL 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt5 tablespoon cold unsalted butter, cut into chunks

FOR THE CUPCAKES
3 cups (381 grams) all-purpose flour
2 cups (400 grams) sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks or 226 grams) unsalted butter, at room temperature1 cup sour cream
4 eggs
1 tablespoon (15 ml) vanilla extract

To make the streusel: In a large bowl, combine the brown sugar, sugar, flour, cinnamon, and salt. Mix the cold butter into the mixture by hand, squeezing the pieces in to mix it.

Cover and freeze while you prepare the cupcakes.

If you’re not using the streusel right away, refrigerate it until ready to use.

To make the cupcakes: Line a muffin pan with cupcake liners; set aside.

In a large bowl, or the bowl of a standing mixer, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Add the butter, sour cream, eggs, and vanilla and mix well, until the mixture is smooth, about 30 seconds. Get rid of any remaining flour by stirring the mixture by hand, with a spatula.

Place two tablespoons of batter in each prepared baking cup. Divide the streusel evenly among the cupcakes, and sprinkle each it on one. Bake for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Maple Buttercream

Ingredients

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter softened1 lb. confectioners’ sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup maple syrup
2 tablespoons (30 ml) heavy cream

Beat the butter on high speed until light and fluffy. Beat in the sugar until combined. Stir in the vanilla, sugar, and syrup. Add the heavy cream and whisk on high for 4 minutes.

Recipes by Darla

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