Cinnamon Pancake Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Moist cinnamon pancake cupcakes with maple cream cheese frosting and mini pancake toppers! Enjoy breakfast for dessert!

Cinnamon pancake cupcakes with maple cream cheese frosting recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I’ve always been a huge fan of breakfast. I enjoy it throughout the day. But I’ve only occasionally incorporated it into dessert. I’m not sure why that is. So, I needed to change things up.

It was time for breakfast to take center stage of the dessert table. Of course, the great thing about these cupcakes is you can absolutely eat them for breakfast too! Pancake cupcakes = totally acceptable for breakfast and dessert. Pancakes and maple syrup… that’s a no brainer. And how about the frosting? We eat cream cheese on bagels for breakfast or snack, so why not on a pancake disguised as a cupcake?!

See… totally winning the breakfast game here. And I’m sure your family will agree!

Dessert for breakfast. Breakfast for dessert. The absolute best of both worlds.

Cinnamon pancake cupcakes with maple cream cheese frosting recipe from @bakedbyrachel

I teamed up with Hungry Jack to bring you this super fun recipe. Ridiculously easy and moist, one-bowl cinnamon pancake cupcakes! These adorable treats are topped off with whipped maple cream cheese frosting and mini cinnamon pancakes!

A super fun way to start off…or end your day!

And, because they’re super easy to make, taking just a few minutes of basic hands on time, that means you absolutely have to add these to your weekend plans. Your family will positively love them! A fun recipe to whip up together while hiding from the cold, or taking a break from playing in the snow!

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Cinnamon pancake cupcakes with maple cream cheese frosting recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Yield: 6 cupcakes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes, plus

Cinnamon Pancake Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Moist cinnamon pancake cupcakes with maple cream cheese frosting and mini pancake toppers! Enjoy breakfast for dessert!

Ingredients:

Cupcakes:

Mini pancake toppers:

Frosting:

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a cupcake pan with 6 paper liners. 
  2. In a medium bowl, combine dry ingredients. Using a rubber spatula, mix in egg, butter and milk. Stir and fold batter together to mix well. 
  3. Use a large cookie scoop leveled off to divide batter equally between 6 paper liners. 
  4. Bake for 20 minutes. Cool in pan until cool enough to touch. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 
  5. If making pancake toppers, heat a large nonstick griddle to 350°F. Follow directions in step 2 to create pancake batter. 
  6. Use a small cookie scoop to drop dollops of batter onto the preheated griddle. Gently spread out the batter into a circle and slightly flatten. Cook for 90 seconds to 2 minutes before flipping and cooking for an additional minute, or until golden brown. Cool on a baking sheet. Repeat with remaining batter. 
  7. In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat together cream cheese and butter. Mix in the maple syrup. Finally, mix in the powdered sugar in small batches until fully combined. Transfer to a large piping bag fit with a desired tip. Pipe frosting onto cooled cupcakes. Top off with a pancake. Smear a small amount of frosting in the center of the first pancake before adding a second pancake. 
  8. Serve with a drizzle of maple syrup. 

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Cinnamon pancake cupcakes with maple cream cheese frosting recipe from @bakedbyrachel
Cinnamon pancake cupcakes with maple cream cheese frosting recipe from @bakedbyrachel

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38 Responses to “Cinnamon Pancake Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting”

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    Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes — February 12, 2016 at 7:34 am

    You are so creative! Love this mash-up!

    • Rachel — February 13th, 2016 @ 8:13 am

      Thanks Katie!

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    Shashi @ RunninSrilankan — February 12, 2016 at 7:46 am

    “Dessert for breakfast. Breakfast for dessert” is what I live for!!!! Ok, ok, am being dramatic – but gosh darn it – look at these – these are so insanely adorable – and I am SO NOT being dramatic in saying that!
    I would never have thunk up a cupcake pancake with cream cheese frosting and mini pancakes as a topper! Just brilliant!

    • Rachel — February 13th, 2016 @ 8:13 am

      Haha Thanks Shashi!

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — February 12, 2016 at 7:56 am

    These are so damn cute!!!! Love the pour shot!!

    • Rachel — February 13th, 2016 @ 8:13 am

      Thanks so much Liz!

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    grace — February 12, 2016 at 8:05 am

    delicious idea and wonderful execution!

    • Rachel — February 13th, 2016 @ 8:13 am

      Thank you, Grace!

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    Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom — February 12, 2016 at 8:19 am

    Are you kidding me? My kids are going to flip (pun intended) when I make these–which I SO am!

    • Rachel — February 13th, 2016 @ 8:13 am

      I hope they love them as much as mine did! :)

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust — February 12, 2016 at 10:22 am

    This is so mind blowing!! I’m in love.

    • Rachel — February 13th, 2016 @ 8:13 am

      Thanks Dorothy!

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    Trish - Mom On Timeout — February 12, 2016 at 10:48 am

    These are seriously so cute!!

    • Rachel — February 13th, 2016 @ 8:13 am

      Thanks Trish!

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    Sandy @ RE — February 12, 2016 at 11:47 am

    I’m not sure I could stop at one. These look fantastic, girl!

    • Rachel — February 13th, 2016 @ 8:14 am

      Thanks Sandy!

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    Danae @ Recipe Runner — February 12, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    These are seriously some of the cutest cupcakes I’ve seen! Hello dessert for breakfast!

    • Rachel — February 13th, 2016 @ 8:14 am

      Thanks Danae!

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    Laura | The Kiwi Country Girl — February 12, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    These are just too cute for words! Definitely breakfast food! :)

    • Rachel — February 13th, 2016 @ 8:14 am

      Thanks so much Laura!

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    Cookin Canuck — February 12, 2016 at 4:21 pm

    These are absolutely brilliant! What a great idea to use the pancakes mix to make the cupcakes, too.

    • Rachel — February 13th, 2016 @ 8:14 am

      Thanks so much! :)

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    Taylor@Food Faith Fitness — February 12, 2016 at 9:00 pm

    Who wouldn’t LOVE these for breakfast?

    • Rachel — February 13th, 2016 @ 8:14 am

      Exactly! ;)

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    Liz @ Floating Kitchen — February 13, 2016 at 9:23 am

    Wow Rachel! These are so creative and just absolutely adorable. You are the cupcake Queen!

    • Rachel — February 14th, 2016 @ 8:21 am

      Thanks Liz!

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    Catherine — February 13, 2016 at 2:28 pm

    Dear Rachel, what a fun creation! So creative and delicious..such a decadent treat that will bring out the kid in all of us. xo, Catherine

    • Rachel — February 14th, 2016 @ 8:21 am

      Thanks Catherine!

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    Emily @ Life on Food — February 14, 2016 at 9:46 am

    These are the cutest cupcakes!!!

    • Rachel — February 15th, 2016 @ 7:24 am

      Thanks Emily!

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    Malinda@Countryside Cravings — February 14, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    Ok this has got to be the best breakfast idea EVER!! So cute and so creative!

    • Rachel — February 15th, 2016 @ 7:24 am

      Thanks Malinda!

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    Amira — February 15, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    This looks fantastic, when I saw it on reddit I could not wait to see it:)

    • Rachel — February 16th, 2016 @ 7:33 am

      Thanks so much Amira!

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    Jesseca — April 14, 2016 at 11:17 am

    I wasn’t sure if I should pin these under breakfast or dessert… Maybe both??

    Beautiful photos! Can’t wait to give the recipe a try.

    • Rachel — April 14th, 2016 @ 3:21 pm

      Thanks, Jesseca! :)

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    Karly Campbell — April 18, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    These are maybe the craziest, cutest most delicious cupcakes I’ve ever seen. Seriously, who could resist those tiny little flapjacks!? ON TOP of a cupcake!? YUM!

    • Rachel — April 18th, 2016 @ 4:19 pm

      Thanks Karly!

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