In honor of my love for breakfast and baked goods, I decided to create these fun little cupcakes. Another reason for baking was to hope to woo my classmates and professor over during a presentation in hope of receiving an A. I had a presentation where the assignment was to present an informative speech. I decided to speak about manners, since they were ever so engrained in me by my southern-belle mama. Throughout my speech I obviously had to discuss my sleep-talking experience of screaming how I hate my grandmother after she yelled at my to place a napkin on my lap or how my great-grandmother (who am I named for) was always dressed in pearls and white gloves, but still slept with a case of whiskey and a shotgun under her bed. Besides making hopefully harmless pokes and jokes about my family, I wanted to have my point of having good manners means presenting yourself in a respectable way come across. Although I think I might have done the opposite for I tripped multiple times during my presentation. I might have a lack of grace but at least I can make a cupcake!

French Toast Cupcakes with Maple Frosting and Cereal Topping


24 cupcakes


  • 1 yellow boxed cake mix
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/3 cup of oil
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon + 1/2 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • For Frosting:
  • 2 sticks of vegetable shortening (or butter, or half and half)
  • 4 cups of powdered sugar
  • 6-8 tablespoons of milk
  • 1/3 cup of maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • Topping:
  • Capt'n Crunch Cereal


  1. Heat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl combine all of the cupcake ingredients until the batter is no longer lumpy.
  3. Scoop the batter into a cupcake lined cupcake pan and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean from the cupcakes. Once the cupcakes are finished cooking, allow them to completely cool on a wire rack.
  4. To make the frosting cream the shortening and powdered sugar in a mixer. Add in slowly each cup of powdered sugar to keep it from flying out of the bowl. Then add in the milk, vanilla, and maple syrup. Mix until a desired consistency is reached.
  5. Once the cupcakes are cooled, frost them with the maple frosting. You can either spread the frosting using a spreading knife or create a frosting bag by using a plastic bag and cutting the edge. After frosting the cupcakes, crush up some Capt'n Crunch cereal. Sprinkle the cereal over the frosted cupcakes and top them off with a few pieces of whole cereal.