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These pancake cupcakes at a flannel and flapjacks holiday party are delicious and the party is full of rustic holiday fun! From the pancake decorated sugar cookies, gingerbread pancakes with sugared cranberries and flannel pj gift exchange, it has all the makings of a great holiday or Christmas girls party.
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Maple Pancake Cupcakes

Mini flapjacks are a fun clue to the flavor of these cupcakes!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: gluten free maple cupcakes, gluten free maple pancake cupcakes, maple cupcakes, maple pancake cupcakes
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Calories: 603kcal
Author: Chandice Probst


  • 2 1/4 C all-purpose gluten-free flour Glutino brand works fabulously
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. xanthan gum
  • 1 1/4 C sugar
  • 1/4 C butter melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 C real maple syrup
  • prepared gluten-free pancake mix Glutino brand is great
  • 1/2 C butter
  • 2 C powdered sugar
  • 2 T real maple syrup

For maple buttermilk:

  • 1/2 C butter
  • 3/4 C sugar
  • 1/2 C buttermilk
  • 1 T maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. baking soda


  • Preheat oven to 350°
  • Meanwhile, prepare cupcake pan with baking cups
  • In a bowl, combine first five ingredient
  • In a stand mixer, beat butter and sugar until fluffy then add eggs one at a time
  • Mix in the maple syrup
  • Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full with cake batter
  • Bake at 350° for 18-22 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  • While the cupcakes are baking, prepare the frosting
  • Beat butter until fluffy
  • Mix in maple syrup
  • Slowly add in the powdered sugar
  • *If it is too thick, add milk to thin it out
  • Fry up mini gluten-free pancakes, about 1 inch by 1 inch
  • After the cupcakes have cooled, top with maple frosting and then mini gluten-free pancakes
  • Top that with more butter and maple buttermilk syrup
  • Syrup
  • Bring butter, sugar and buttermilk to a boil. Remove from heat and add maple syrup and baking soda. Serve hot over pancakes.


Calories: 603kcal | Carbohydrates: 94g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 106mg | Sodium: 780mg | Potassium: 265mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 65g | Vitamin A: 740IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 191mg | Iron: 1.5mg