These sweet little cakes started out with that oh so heavenly spice cake I was telling you about. A bit more substantial than the average airy vanilla cupcake, these cakes are loaded with flavor all by themselves, including a gentle heat that warms the back of your throat. No wonder people were willing to sail thousands of miles for this stuff. Spices make life much more exciting. But as if that weren't enough, perched on top is a generous dollop of sweet and tangy maple cream cheese frosting. It's just the right amount of sweet, and oh so smooth and creamy. Finally they're hit with a sprinkling of demerara sugar to make them sparkle.
I couldn't help myself. I had to have one before we packed them up for Canada day. I couldn't believe my taste buds. These cupcakes turned out to be even better than the smell had promised. I couldn't stop dancing with delight. I wanted everyone in the world to try one. As long as they left one more for me.