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Maple Sticky Date Cupcakes

Swap the pudding for cupcakes and add a generous dollop of maple flavoured buttercream!

12 cupcakes

Some practice required 60 Minutes

Ingredients

Ingredients

for the recipe Maple Sticky Date Cupcakes

Cupcakes:

160 g pitted soft dates , finely chopped
200 ml water , boiling
1 tsp Bicarbonate of Soda
2 large eggs
2 tbsp Queen Sugar Free Maple Flavoured Syrup
2 tsp Queen Vanilla Bean Paste
100 g brown sugar
150 g self raising flour , sifted
1 pinch salt
50 g butter , room temperature

Candied Pecans:

1 egg white
2 tsp water
½ tsp Queen Vanilla Bean Paste
¼ tsp Queen Baking Paste Cinnamon
55 g brown sugar
¼ tsp salt
180 g pecan nuts

Buttercream:

1 Dr. Oetker Buttercream Icing
2 tbsp Queen Sugar Free Maple Flavoured Syrup

Preparation

Preparation

1

Cupcakes

Preheat oven to 170C (fan forced). Line a 12 hole cupcake tin with cases and set aside.

2

Place dates, boiling water and bicarb soda a bowl, allow to soak for 5 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before adding eggs, Maple Flavoured Syrup and Vanilla Bean Paste. Set aside.

3

Combine flour, sugar, salt and butter in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Mix on a low speed until mixture is combined and has the consistency of sand. Add date mixture to flour mixture and fold through until just combined.

4

Combine flour, sugar, salt and butter in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. Mix on a low speed until mixture is combined and has the consistency of sand. Add date mixture to flour mixture and fold through until just combined.

5

Candied Pecans

Reduce oven temperature to 150°C (fan forced). Line a baking tray with baking paper.

6

Place egg white, water, Vanilla Extract and Cinnamon Baking Paste in a bowl and whisk to soft peaks. In a separate bowl, combine sugar and salt.

7

Add pecans to the egg white and stir thoroughly to coat. Add sugar mixture and mix well. Spread mixture out into a single layer onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes before turning pecans oven and returning to the oven for another 15 minutes. Allow to cool on tray. Store in an airtight container until ready to use.

8

Buttercream

Prepare Dr. Oetker Buttercream Icing per package instructions. Add Maple Flavoured Syrup and mix to combine. Pipe onto cooled cupcakes and top with candied pecans and a drizzle of Maple Flavoured Syrup.