JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE CUPCAKE

What a weird, spontaneous bizarre craving I had for a cupcake with a Lindt Lindor chocolate in the middle… I had to try. A cupcake is decadent but a filled cupcake takes things to another scrumptious level. I took a maple syrup cupcake recipe I’ve used before (and was amazing) and put a Lindor in the batter right before baking. PERFECT!

Maple Syrup Cucakes With a Lindor Centre

Makes 12 cupcakes.

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 12 Lindt Lindor Chocolate
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light.
  4. Beat in eggs, one at a time, followed by vanilla extract.
  5. Stir in buttermilk and maple syrup.
  6. Gradually blend in the flour mixture, stirring only until batter is just combined and no streaks of dry ingredients remain.
  7. Divide evenly into prepared muffin tin. Place a Lindor in the centre of each cupcake batter and push down slightly.
  8. Bake for 15-18 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the cakes comes out clean.. Turn cupcakes out on to a wire rack to cool before frosting.

Maple Buttercream

  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup, room temperature
  • 2-3 tbsp milk, room temperature
  • 2-3 cups confectioners’ sugar
  1. Combine butter, maple syrup, milk and 2 cups confectioners sugar in a large bowl and beat at medium-high speed until smooth.
  2. Add remaining sugar in gradually until frosting is thick enough to spread easily. You may not use all the sugar. If icing is too dry, add additional milk until desired consistency is reached.

Spread or pipe onto cooled cupcakes.

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2 comments
  1. d said:

    CUCAKES!? You taking the P?

  2. Stumbled across this recipe as I too have a craving for a cupcake with a lindor chocolate in the centre. Thanks for the tips – I’m going to go with a chocolate batter I think.

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