Stranger Things Eggo Cupcakes

Stranger Things Eggo Cupcakes

Eleven’s favorite treat is transformed into a supernatural dessert from the Upside Down! A waffle cupcake topped with maple frosting and a mini Eggo makes for a strangely delicious treat!

Makes 12 cupcakes

Things you'll need

  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 4 Eggo waffles toasted and ground in food processor
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup buttermilk
  • 12 mini Eggo waffles for decoration
  • Large mixing bowl
  • 2 medium mixing bowls
  • Hand Mixer
  • Food Processor
  • Rubber spatula
  • Whisk
  • Cupcake pan
  • Brown cupcake liners
  • Ice cream scoop
  • Decorating bag fitted with large star tip
Maple Frosting
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon maple extract
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

Let's get started!

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, waffle crumbs, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt until well combined.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  4. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well between each addition. Add the vanilla extract and mix well.
  5. On low speed, alternate adding the flour mixture and the milk to the butter mixture, beginning and ending with the flour mixture.
  6. Use an ice cream scoop to fill the cupcake liners and bake for 16 to 18 minutes.

Time to decorate!

  1. To make maple frosting: In a medium bowl, beat butter, powdered sugar, maple syrup, vanilla and maple extracts, and salt until well combined.
  2. Use a large star tip to frost each cupcake and then top each with a toasted mini Eggo.
  3. TaDa! Your taste buds will be flipped upside down with these Stranger Things Eggo Cupakes!
Rosanna Pansino makes Stranger Things Eggo Cupcakes

Stranger Things Eggo Cupcakes

Stranger Things Eggo Cupcakes

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