Spiced Pear Cupcakes with Maple Frosting

Recipe developed by Chef Leslie Cairns

Spiced Pear Cupcakes with Maple Frosting

Set a few of these aside and have them without frosting for a quick & tasty breakfast

Ingredients

Pear Cupcakes

  • ½ tsp dry ginger
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • 2 ¾ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 medium pears peeled & chopped
  • 1 cup pear juice

Maple Frosting

  • 4 cups icing sugar
  • ½ cup butter (softened)
  • 1 tsp maple extract
  • ¼ cup milk

Directions

For the cupcake:
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Sift dry ingredients together.
Cream butter & sugar.
Add eggs one at a time until fully incorporated.
Add vanilla.
Alternate adding dry ingredients with pear juice.
Fold in pears.
Bake in lined muffin tins for approximately 15-20 minutes.
For the frosting:
Cream butter & sifted icing sugar.
Add maple essence & milk.
Spread frosting on top of cupcakes.
Lick bowl!

Nutrient Analysis

Calories: 343 g

Protein: 3 g

Carbohydrates: 55 g

Fibre: 1 g

Total Fat: 13 g

Sodium: 177 mg

Phosphorus: 35 mg

Potassium: 68 mg

Renal Diet Nutrient Analysis

Servings per recipe: 24 cupcakes

Serving size: 1 cupcake

Renal and Diabetic Exchanges

3 1/2 starch

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