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

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!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cupcake, Pancake
Servings: 6 cupcakes

Ingredients

Cupcakes:

  • 1 C Hungry Jack buttermilk pancake mix
  • 1/4 C granulated sugar
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tb unsalted butter melted
  • 1/3 C milk

Mini pancake toppers:

  • 1 C Hungry Jack buttermilk pancake mix
  • 1/4 C granulated sugar
  • 3/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 Tb unsalted butter melted
  • 1/3 C milk

Frosting:

  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 2 Tb unsalted butter softened
  • 2 Tb maple syrup
  • 2 1/2 C powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a cupcake pan with 6 paper liners. 
  • 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. 
  • Use a large cookie scoop leveled off to divide batter equally between 6 paper liners. 
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Cool in pan until cool enough to touch. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 
  • If making pancake toppers, heat a large nonstick griddle to 350°F. Follow directions in step 2 to create pancake batter. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • Serve with a drizzle of maple syrup. 

Notes

An original recipe from Baked by Rachel

Items used in this recipe:

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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