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French Toast Cupcakes

A light cinnamon-y cupcake with a hidden buttery crumbly streusel under a light maple frosting...French Toast in a cupcake liner.
Prep Time20 mins
Active Time20 mins
Decorating Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Yield: 24 cupcakes
Calories: 294kcal
Author: SweetOrdeal.com



  • 1/2 cup All-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup Brown sugar, packed
  • 1 Tbsp. Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 5 Tbsp. Salted butter, cold and cut into chunks


  • 1 box Yellow cake mix, plus water, oil, eggs as listed on box
  • 1 tsp. Vanilla
  • 2 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. Nutmeg

Maple Buttercream Frosting

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) Salted butter, softened
  • 4 cups Confectioners' sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Vanilla
  • 4 Tbsp. Heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp. Maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp. Wilton's Meringue Powder, optional


  • Make the streusel: Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl (brown sugar, sugar, flour, and cinnamon). Add the cold chunked butter and "cut" in using 2 steak knives or a food processor. Once butter is mixed in, but still crumbly, set in refrigerator until ready to use. 
  • Make the cupcakes: Mix the Yellow cake mix with ingredients listed on the box (water, oil, and eggs). Add the vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Divide batter evenly into 24 cupcake liners.
  • Add the streusel on top of the cupcake batter, (approx. 1 Tbsp. each). Bake cupcakes according to instructions on cake mix box. Cool cupcakes completely before frosting them.
  • Make the frosting: Beat the softened butter on medium-high until smooth and creamy. Add half of the confectioners' sugar, half of the heavy cream, scraping the sides often. Add the rest of the ingredients and allow to beat on high for a few minutes to thoroughly blend the ingredients and to let the frosting get light and fluffy.
  • Pipe or spread your maple buttercream frosting on top of your cooled cupcakes for the full French Toast Cupcake experience. Enjoy!


Calories: 294kcal