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Chocolate Chip Pancake With Maple Syrup Buttercream

Happy weekend, JavaCupcakers! For those of you in the US, Happy 4th of July weekend! These cupcakes are a great way to start off your weekend ;)

This is another little switcheroo recipe… you’ve seen it before, with blueberries, still a fav of mine, but this time, I kicked it up a notch and added mini chocolate chips.  These were pretty awesome, I made them for a lovely little lady so I wanted them to look sweet & simple.  The cute rose liners were definitely a plus!  Happy breakfast baking …

Chocolate Chip Pancake Cupcakes (adapted from: Baking Bites)

  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks), room temperature
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup

2 dozen

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.  Line 24 muffin tins with paper liners.
  2. In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. In a standing mixer with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy,2-3 minutes.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, mixing until incorporated and add vanilla extract.
  5. Slowly add buttermilk.
  6. Gradually add flour mixture until combined, do not over mix.
  7. Fold in mini chocolate chips.
  8. Add a full ice cream scoop of batter to each muffin tin.
  9. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  10. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly.
  11. Poke each Cupcake 4-5 times with a skewer and brush maple syrup over slightly warm cupcakes.
  12. Allow to cool completely before frosting.

Maple Syrup Buttercream

  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks), room temperature
  • 4 cups confectioners sugar
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 4 tsp milk
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips, for garnish
  1. Cream butter in standing mixer for 2 minutes.
  2. Slowly add 2 cups of confectioners sugar.
  3. Add maple syrup.
  4. Add final 2 cups of confections sugar.
  5. Use milk as needed if frosting is too thick.
  6. Pipe a dollop of frosting with a large, star pastry tip.
  7. Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips.

Happy breakfast, my dears!