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40 mins

They really do taste like the French toast they are named after.
When I first invented these cakes my family simply couldn’t get enough of them. They really do taste like the French toast they are named after. I think they look cute with light brown icing and miniature gingerbread men sprinkled on top.

Makes 12.

Posted by Xanthe Milton Published See Xanthe Milton's 4 projects » © 2023 Xanthe Milton / Ebury Press · Reproduced with permission.
  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Line a 12-hole nonstick muffin tray with paper cases.

  • Step 2

    Sift the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt into a bowl. Melt the butter and let it cool slightly.

  • Step 3

    In a large bowl, whisk the sugar and eggs together, then add the melted butter. Mix the vanilla, maple syrup and milk in a separate bowl or jug.

  • Step 4

    Now stir the flour mixture into the sugar, eggs and butter, followed by the milk mixture. Beat until everything is well combined.

  • Step 5

    Divide the mixture between the paper cases so that each is about three-quarters full. Bake in the centre of the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Check with a skewer – it should come out clean if the cakes are cooked. Remove the cakes from the oven and place them on a wire rack to cool.

  • Step 6

    Meanwhile, make the icing. Using an electric whisk, mix the butter and cream cheese. Add the icing sugar, a third at a time, beating thoroughly after each addition. Add the cinnamon with the last of the icing sugar. Add a dot or two of food colouring if you like.

  • Step 7

    Using a piping bag with a straightedged nozzle, pipe icing onto the cakes, working from the outside into a peak in the centre. Decorate with sprinkles – I like to use gingerbread men.



Cuppycake · 1 project
ok guys for those who need exact measurments here it is:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 eggs, room temperature
1 tsp. maple extract
1/2 cup milk

i saw the cinnamon measurments missing and some of were a lil upset so i posted this Happy happy eating!
LesLee P.
LesLee P. · 2 projects
is 8tsp of maple syrup right or is 4 down twice by mistake?

LilyPants you can use 6oz of self-rising flour instead of plain with baking powder and salt.
Conti · Puerto Rico, Misiones Province, AR · 5 projects
eso si que esta bueno,y si lo mesclas con mantecado mejor... Happy

CO + K User

On top of cinnamon, it doesn't say how much salt or baking powder to use. I'm super disappointed; I wanted to make these for my sister's baby shower today. Now I have to find a different recipe. =
Roos · Nijmegen, Gelderland, NL · 7 projects
they look so nice!
Kirky · Sparta, Tennessee, US · 16 projects
These sound awesome!
ilovelilly l.
ilovelilly l.
heyy these look really good but it doesn't say how much cinnamon to put in the frosting. pleasee answerr Happy
janey pearl:)
janey pearl:) · 3 projects
it looks so amazingHappy

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