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Maple Cinnamon Vanilla Cupcake Latte Macchiato

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Move over Pumpkin Spice Latte, there’s a new fall favorite in town…...

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Recipe and step by step photos included! No more guessing!

Maple Cinnamon Vanilla Cupcake Latte Macchiato Recipe

     I’ve noticed 2 things this fall. Pumpkin Spice is EVERYWHERE. But so is snickerdoodle. I mean, who doesn’t LOVE sugar and cinnamon combined? But I wanted to take it a step further— so today I’m sharing with you the recipe for Maple Cinnamon Vanilla Cupcake Latte Macchiatos. Because— yum. Who doesn’t love a vanilla cupcake? Take it a step further for fall - with those snickerdoodle flavors combined with Maple syrup. A good cup of coffee is one of life’s simple pleasures. Learning to make a good one, can make any morning brighter. It gets confusing when you are inundated with words like frappe, latte, macchiato, au lait. Potato/ Potato Tomato /Tomato. I’m gonna share my secret for getting the perfect Latte Macchiato recipe down pat.
Learn the Tips and Tricks to making the PERFECT MAPLE CINNAMON LATTE MACCHIATO!

Latte Macchiato cupcake flavor.

    My flavoring today can be customized to whatever flavor your craving. The more creative you are, the more favorites you’ll add to your repertoire.

The perfect Latte Macchiato.

    So let’s do a quick run down. A latte is easy to make. You start with any flavoring, add in your coffee about 1/3 to 1/2 of the coffee cup. Next add in the warmed milk or cream, followed with a small layer of foam. The coffee and flavoring mix together, and the milk will a bit too. You get a very even taste.

latte vs macchiato

    So what then is a macchiato? Well, very similiar. EXCEPT you reverse the layers. Start with the flavoring, and add in the steamed milk or cream (whichever you prefer) and the bit of foam. Your cup should be about half full now. Slowly pour in the coffee. The foam creates a bit of a barrier, so the flavors don’t mix as much. You’ll get a much stronger coffee taste upon your first sip. The end result— that last glorious gulp is just full of sweetness and foam and all things yummy.

To break it down more simply:

Maple latte macchiatos

1. Start with your flavoring. For this recipe I chose Maple. But you could go with vanilla, caramel, chocolate mocha. Whatever your craving that morning.

steamed milk for a latte macchiato

2. Next, Pour in your steamed milk (you can stir the flavoring and cream together, but I prefer not to).

Foam for a Latte Macchiato

3. Add a dollop of foam. I’m a foam girl. The more the better. I usually do equal portions of foam to cream. You can use a simple milk frother for this. I heat my cream in the microwave and use a tiny whisk (they even sell a tiny electric one!). I also love a stiff foam. The more you froth, the stiffer it gets.

Espresso or coffee Latte Macchiato

4. Very slowly pour your espresso or very strong coffee in through the foam/cream. Below I share my tip on how to get an even larger variety of flavors with coffee!

Top a latte macchiato

5. Top with your favorite flavorings. For this recipe I used cinnamon, and maple. You can use vanilla, caramel, cocoa. Anything. The coffee world is your oyster my friends!

pouring maple syrup on latte macchiato

    See how that maple just sticks to that foam on top! What an impact - a little goes a long way.

maple cinnamon latte

    I mentioned before - I really wanted that maple cinnamon cupcake flavor, so I took a few easy short cuts to achieve that flavor.

cupcake flavor in a latte

    I’m a busy mom, like so many of you. I love the fun coffee house flavors out there, but I’m brewing them at home.

Dunkin' Donuts Vanilla Cupcake bakery series coffee

    I keep a variety of ground coffee in my house for just this reason. No more waiting in a drive thru when I’m craving a fun flavor. One of my go to flavors is this Dunkin Donuts® Bakery Series® Vanilla Cupcake Flavor. It’s part of their Bakery Series line.

Land O Lakes and Dunkin Donuts for perfect latte recipes

    Combining my Dunkin Donuts® Bakery Series®  coffee with Land O’ Lakes® Half & Half gives me an unlimited variety of choices with quality products. Having a quality basic creamer and ground coffee is your first step in making amazing lattes and latte macchiatos.

Autumn Latte Macchiato recipe

The only downside is that you’ll go from this…………….

Drinking a maple latte

To this! Better make a few! Thank goodness you can brew a whole pot!

yield: 1-8 single 12-14 oz cupprint recipe
Maple Cinnamon Vanilla Cupcake Latte Macchiato Recipe

Maple Cinnamon Vanilla Cupcake Latte Macchiato

Learn the Tips and Tricks to making the PERFECT MAPLE CINNAMON LATTE MACCHIATO Recipe and step by step tutorial included! No more guessing!


Crafting the perfect Latte Macchiato:
  • Dunkin Donuts® Bakery Series® Vanilla Cupcake Ground Coffee
  • Land O Lakes® Half and Half Creamer
  • Pure Maple Syrup
  • Cinnamon


Crafting the perfect Maple Cinnamon Vanilla Cupcake Macchiato:
  1. Brew a pot of Dunkin Donuts® Bakery Series® Vanilla Cupcake Ground Coffee. Go a bit stronger than usual, since your drink will be half cream half coffee.
  2. Heat 1 cup Land O Lakes® Half and Half cream for 1 minute in the microwave for each cup you are making.
  3. Whip the Land O Lakes® Half and Half creamer with a frother until it is 1/2 foam and 1/2 creamer.
  4. In a 12 - 14 oz cup, add one TBSP maple syrup in the bottom (like a sweeter coffee-- add more!)
  5. Slowly add in the steamed Land O Lakes® Half and Half creamer, using a spoon to hold back the foam. Once the creamer is about 1/3 of the cup full, add in the foam to about the 1/2 mark of the mug.
  6. Slowly pour the Dunkin Donuts® Bakery Series® Vanilla Cupcake brewed coffee through the center of the foam, and watch as it rises to the top.
  7. Top with a sprinkling of cinnamon and another drizzle of pure maple syrup!
  8. ENJOY!
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    So what are your favorite flavors? Have you tried the Dunkin Donuts® Bakery Series® yet? I stocked up the last time I was at my local Kroger. They are easy to spot in the coffee & tea aisle.
I can't wait to try all the flavors! 
Leave a comment and tell me your fav!!!


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  1. YUM! How sad is it that I had no idea what the difference was between a macchiato and a latte actually was. These look so great and I love the flavors. #client

    1. Carolyn, I've discovered that you are in the majority. I've started to add more recipes to help everyone out! Thanks so much, it was a joy to work with you!

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    1. I know, right? It's like Saturday mornings in a cup!

  3. This looks amazing! So comforting in cool weather-- I can't wait to try it!

  4. Wow this drink looks and sounds amazing and yummy. I pinned!
    Thanks for sharing it at our Cooking and Crafting with J&J.
    We hope to see you again.
    Julie xo

  5. LOVE this! Thanks for linkin' up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!

  6. All of this sounds so amazing! Pinned it all!

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks:

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

    1. Thanks Jess! I appreciate it and will check that out!


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