Vanilla Cupcakes with Butterfinger Maple Frosting Recipe
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Vanilla Cupcakes with Butterfinger Maple Frosting Recipe

This Butterfinger Maple Frosting Recipe will make any cupcake taste amazing.  It is the perfect combination of salty and sweet and complements the season perfectly.

Vanilla Cupcakes with Butterfinger Maple Frosting Recipe

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Vanilla Cupcakes with Butterfinger Maple Frosting Recipe
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 24
  • 1 ¼ cups of all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon of baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup ( 2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ⅓ cup pure maple syrup
  • 6 snack size Butterfinger candy bars
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line pans with cupcake liners. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, sift together all of the dry ingredients except the sugar (flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt). Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the sugar, egg and egg yolk. With an electric mixer, beat on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  5. Add the oil and vanilla to the wet ingredients and mix on low speed until well blended.
  6. Add sour cream and mix on low speed until blended.
  7. Mix in the dry ingredients and blend until smooth and well incorporated.
  8. Fill cupcake liners ⅔ full and place in oven.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees for 22-25 minutes (rotate half-way through) or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Place cupcake pans on wire racks to cool for 20 minutes.
  11. Remove cupcakes from the pans and place directly on the wire racks to cool completely.
  13. In a medium bowl, cream the butter with an electric mixer.
  14. Add the vanilla, salt and maple syrup and blend until well incorporated.
  15. Add the sugar, a little at a time, blending completely before each addition.
  16. If needed, add additional maple syrup till desired sweetness is achieved.
  17. Add frosting to a pastry bag with a tip (or use the Ziploc bag method) and frost the cupcakes.
  18. Place 5 of the Butterfinger bars in a ziploc bag and break into small pieces with your fingers. (I scraped off some of the chocolate before crushing but you can leave it on, if you wish). Sprinkle on top of the frosting. Garnish with a snack size bar on top.
  19. ENJOY!

Vanilla Cupcakes with Butterfinger Maple Frosting Recipe

The maple buttercream icing would be amazing on pumpkin or apple cupcakes as well!  Delicious!!

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  1. ooo those look decadent and perfect for the season!!! :)

  2. Ooh, that looks divine! The frosting sounds spectacular.

  3. A great way to use up Halloween candy next month!!

  4. That looks absolutely delectable – making me crave for Butterfingers! :)

  5. I am so drooling looking at this – what a delicious treat.

  6. That Butterfinger balanced on top makes me want to snatch it off and pop it in my mouth!

  7. This looks amazing and I LOVE Butterfingers. I will have to give this a try! YUM!

  8. Love the maple in there especially! Man, these sound good!

  9. I love using maple styup in baked goods, especially this time of year.

  10. Ooooh, I’ve never made Maple Cupcakes. I definitely want to try these! Yum!

  11. Whoa those look delicious! I love Butterfingers :)

  12. This recipe looks fabulous. I can’t wait to try it.

  13. Oh my gosh — that looks so good! I love the Butterfinger sticking out of the top!

  14. I adore Butterfinger, but don’t like biting into an actual bar since it gets all over my teeth. This is a great way to enjoy a favorite flavor without all the sticky mess!

  15. These look amazing. I definitely would eat a few of these by myself!

  16. Good Gracious that looks BEYOND amazing!!!!! Yum Yum and YUM! Gonna have to make this!

  17. This looks deliciously tasty and I can’t wait to try it!

  18. This is a perfect match for me! I love Butterfinger and Maple…yummy.

  19. That looks amazing! I’m not crazy about cupcakes, but this kind would be right up my alley.

  20. Oh my goodness, that is a whole lot of sweetness. They look incredible though.

  21. Yum you had me at butterfinger! This looks amazing!

  22. Mmmmmmmm you said buttercream . Sounds delicious I bet it taste just as good

  23. That looks delicious! I am always down for a cupcake.

  24. YUM! Butterfingers remind me of my grandfather. They were his favorite candy bars.

  25. Totally yummy! It looks absolutely delicious.

  26. Butterfinger maple frosting? Totally drooling. And I think I just gained 10 lbs by looking at these pictures. They look so delicious and indulgent!

  27. That looks delicious! I love butterfinger so this is a win/win.

  28. Came across this again this year – looks so good, I’m drooling!

  29. These look delicious would like to try them but which measurement is the baking soda as it says baking powder for both…..thank you for sharing :)

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