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Mushroom Cupcakes – A Candy Cap Mushroom Dessert Recipe

I was surprised to find that while my avocado cupcakes were a hard sell, everyone wanted to try the candy cap mushroom cupcakes.

No one seemed bothered by the mushroom on top of the cupcake or the surprise one inside (after all – the candy cap mushrooms taste like maple syrup!).

Tasters even loved the mushroom frosting (they couldn’t tell what it was, but really enjoyed the sweet, earthy flavor).  In fact, a few of my tasters said that the mushroom cupcake was one of their favorite cupcakes that I have ever made!  The mushroom cupcakes are incredibly light and moist with a mapley, nutty flavor.  Get your hands on some candy cap mushrooms (I got mine from Oregon Mushrooms) and start baking!

Mushroom Syrup Recipe




You’ll need the mushroom syrup for both the cupcakes and the frosting.  I learned how to make it from reading an article in the Denver Post. This recipe will produce a bit more syrup than you will need, but I wouldn’t scale it down since you’ll end up needing most of the syrup soaked mushrooms.

 

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Mushroom Syrup Recipe

Mushrooms turned to syrup, why not? This will give wonderful warmth to your recipes.
Course Condiments
Cuisine American
Keyword how to make mushroom syrup, mushroom syrup recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 16 servings
Calories 70kcal
Author Stef

Ingredients

  • 8 tbsp dried candy cap mushrooms
  • 2 C cool water
  • 1 C sugar

Instructions

  • In a medium-sized saucepan, soak candy caps in water for fifteen minutes.
  • Stir in sugar.
  • Bring the syrup to a low boil over medium-low heat.
  • Simmer for about twenty minutes. Taste it and make sure that it is nice and sweet.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Mushroom Syrup Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 70
% Daily Value*
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 113mg3%
Carbohydrates 18g6%
Sugar 12g13%
Vitamin C 0.2mg0%
Calcium 2mg0%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Mushroom Cupcake Recipe

 

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Mushroom Cupcakes

No one seemed bothered by the mushroom on top of the cupcake or the surprise one inside (after all - the candy cap mushrooms taste like maple syrup!).
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword candy cap mushroom recipe, mushroom cupcake recipe, mushroom cupcakes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 18 cupcakes
Calories 197kcal
Author Stef

Ingredients

  • 2 C all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 C unsalted butter softened
  • 2/3 C sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 C Greek yogurt
  • 2/3 C mushroom syrup from above just the syrup - not the mushrooms floating in the syrup
  • 18 dried candy cap mushrooms

Instructions

  • In a medium-sized bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and baking soda.
  • In another medium-sized bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in eggs and sour cream until blended.
  • Alternately fold in flour mixture and mushroom syrup.
  • Fill cupcake liners 3/4 full.
  • Stick a dried candy cap mushroom into the center of each unbaked cupcake (as shown in the photo of the cupcake tin above).
  • Bake at 350 F for 25 minutes or until toothpick comes out of cupcake clean.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Mushroom Cupcakes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 197 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 38mg13%
Sodium 54mg2%
Potassium 91mg3%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 265IU5%
Calcium 35mg4%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Mushroom Frosting Recipe

No one will ever guess that this frosting is even a distant cousin of mushrooms.  “Mmmm… what’s in the frosting?”

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Mushroom Frosting Recipe

Candy cap mushrooms have a maple essence, so they are perfect to make frosting from.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword candy cap mushroom frosting, candy cap mushroom frosting recipe, how to use candy cap mushrooms
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 12 servings
Calories 172kcal
Author Stef

Ingredients

  • 1/2 C unsalted butter room temperature
  • 2 C powdered sugar
  • 1/4 C mushroom syrup just the syrup - not the mushrooms floating in the syrup
  • 18 mushrooms from the mushroom syrup

Instructions

  • Mix butter and powdered sugar until well combined.
  • Mix in mushroom syrup.
  • Spread on cupcakes.
  • Top cupcakes with mushrooms from the mushroom syrup.

Notes

This is not a thick frosting. It cannot be piped.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Mushroom Frosting Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 172 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 7mg0%
Potassium 95mg3%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 235IU5%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 0.1mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Final Note

Two of my tasters said that these cupcakes tasted just like lucuma.  I’d never even heard of lucuma, but you can bet that it is now on my list of flavors to try!

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