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Maple Bacon Cupcakes Recipe

When you can’t decide if you want a salty or sweet treat, make these Maple Bacon Cupcakes and have a taste of both.

I remember as a child having pancakes with a side of bacon and thinking what a wonderful flavour it was. When you dip the bacon in the maple syrup or it overflows onto the pieces on your plate the taste is divine. As you get older and start doing your own baking, you remember that discovery and decide you need to make something with bacon and maple. These bacon maple syrup cupcakes hit the spot!

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Maple Bacon Cupcakes

Do you remember how you learned of maple and bacon being a delicious combination? If you need another salty and sweet treat check out this Bacon Maple Bread Pudding recipe.

Maple Bacon Cupcakes

Maple and Bacon are the perfect combinations of a sweet and salty treat. This recipe is made completely from scratch which makes them the best maple bacon cupcakes ever! If you want a quick cupcake recipe then just use a boxed cake mix and a can of frosting. They just won’t be the same homemade deliciousness. This recipe for maple bacon cupcakes calls for crumbled bacon bits, but if you are daring add an entire strip to the top. Since the icing will be sweet enough, I would stick to the amount of maple in the recipe. Remember it is all about balancing the bacon and maple flavours.

Best Tips for Frosting Cupcakes

Frosting cupcakes isn’t an easy task so if you are new to using a piping bag it may take a few times to get it right. That’s ok, you have 18 cupcakes in this recipe to frost.

First, make sure to have piping bags and tips. If you don’t have piping bags you can use a large ziplock type bad and just cut the corner and insert the tip. There are quite a few tips for piping icing so you have a choice. In this recipe, I use a #13.

Filling the piping bag may sound easy, but it can be a disaster. To make it easy, I use a large glass. I put the tip end in and then turn the open end over the top of the glass. This gives you enough space for twisting the end once the frosting is in the bag. Make sure not to overflow the piping bag.

It is important to keep a consistent flow with trying not to stop before you are finished. This vanilla frosting recipe for cupcakes should be thick and smooth so it doesn’t clog up the tip specifically for the smaller star tips.

Bacon Maple Cupcakes Recipe

Did you ever think that bacon and maple syrup combined together could make a sweet and delicious cupcake? An awesome recipe that you can make all year round, but especially during the maple syrup season. Why not purchase some maple syrup at your favourite local sugar bush to create these bacon and maple syrup cupcakes! These sweet and salty cupcakes can certainly be served with brunch or at a birthday party.

Makes 18 cupcakes

Cupcake Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 tbsp bacon fat
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup whole milk, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla

Maple syrup frosting ingredients

  • 1 cup of unsalted butter (softened)
  • 4 cup powder sugar
  • 4 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 1-2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup chopped bacon
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Maple Bacon Cupcakes Recipe

How to make maple bacon cupcakes

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Using the skillet, fry up the 6 pieces of bacon to your liking and then set aside to cool.
  3. Line your cupcake pan with paper liners.
  4. In a bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk well. Set aside.
  5. Now in a second bowl, mix together with your electric mixer sugar and eggs beating until well combined.
  6. Add the oil, whole milk, bacon fat, maple syrup and vanilla to another bowl, stir to mix. Add this bowl of ingredients to the second bowl with sugar and eggs, again mixing well to combine. Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients stirring just enough to blend all of the ingredients together.
  7. Using a medium ice cream scoop fill each cupcake tin 2/3rds filled. Bake at 350 degrees for 16-18 minutes. Just stick a toothpick into the centre of your cupcake. If there is wet batter still on the toothpick, it needs more time in the oven. If it comes out clean, your cupcake is done.
  8. Remove maple and bacon cupcakes from the oven and allow to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes. Next transfer to a wire rack allowing them to cool completely.
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How to make maple syrup frosting

  1. Cream powder sugar, vanilla, maple syrup and butter until mixture is light and creamy. If for some reason it doesn’t cream you can add a few drops of heavy whipping cream until it creams.
  2. Test to see if the frosting can form and hold a stiff peak by getting a spoonful of frosting and turning the spoon upside down to see if the frosting stays on the spoon or falls off. If it stays on the spoon, you’re in good shape if not, add more powder sugar 1/4 cup at a time and mix well.
  3. Once the frosting is ready, fill a pastry bag with a size 13 tip. Twist the open end of the pastry bag and squeeze the frosting to the tip, Start at the outer edge of each cupcake moving in a circle inward to the centre of the cupcake.
  4. Top with chopped bacon and maple syrup.
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Bacon Maple Cupcakes

Lyne Proulx
Did you ever think that bacon and maple syrup combined together could make a sweet and delicious cupcake? It's so good!
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Frosting 10 mins
Total Time 43 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Canadian
Servings 18 cupcakes
Calories 383 kcal

Equipment

  • 1  Pastry bag with a size 13 tip
  • 1 line pan with cupcake liners
  • 1 Standing mixer
  • 1 Ice cream scoop
  • 2 bowls
  • 1 Wire rack

Ingredients
  

Cupcake Ingredients

  • 1 ¾ cup flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs room temperature
  • 2 tbsp bacon fat
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup whole milk room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla

Maple Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 4 cup powder sugar
  • 4 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 1-2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup chopped bacon

Instructions
 

Cupcake Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Using the skillet, fry up the 6 pieces of bacon to your liking and then set aside to cool.
  • Line your cupcake pan with paper liners.
  • In a bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Whisk well. Set aside.
  • Now in a second bowl, mix together with your electric mixer sugar and eggs beating until well combined.
  • Add the oil, whole milk, bacon fat, maple syrup and vanilla to another bowl, stir to mix.
  • Add this bowl of ingredients to the second bowl with sugar and eggs, again mixing well to combine.
  • Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients stirring just enough to blend all of the ingredients together.
  • Using a medium ice cream scoop fill each cupcake tin 2/3rds filled. Bake at 350 degrees for 16-18 minutes. Just stick a toothpick into the centre of your cupcake. If there is wet batter still on the toothpick, it needs more time in the oven. If it comes out clean, your cupcake is done.
  • Remove cupcakes from the oven and allow to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes.
  • Next transfer to a wire rack allowing them to cool completely.

Frosting the cupcakes

  • In a bowl, cream powder sugar, vanilla, maple syrup and butter until mixture is light and creamy. If for some reason it doesn’t cream you can add a few drops of heavy whipping cream until it creams.
  • Test to see if the frosting can form and hold a stiff peak by getting a spoonful of frosting and turning the spoon upside down to see if the frosting stays on the spoon or falls off. If it stays on the spoon, you’re in good shape if not, add more powder sugar 1/4 cup at a time and mix well.
  • Once the frosting is ready, fill a pastry bag with a size 13 tip.
  • Twist the open end of the pastry bag and squeeze the frosting to the tip. Start at the outer edge of each cupcake moving in a circle inward to the centre of the cupcake.
  • Top with chopped bacon and maple syrup.

Notes

 

BEST TIPS FOR FROSTING CUPCAKES

Frosting cupcakes isn’t an easy task so if you are new to using a piping bag it may take a few times to get it right. That’s ok, you have 18 cupcakes in this recipe to frost.
First, make sure to have piping bags and tips. If you don’t have piping bags you can use a large ziplock type bad and just cut the corner and insert the tip. There are quite a few tips for piping icing so you have a choice. In this recipe, I use a #13.
Filling the piping bag may sound easy, but it can be a disaster. To make it easy, I use a large glass. I put the tip end in and then turn the open end over the top of the glass. This gives you enough space for twisting the end once the frosting is in the bag. Make sure not to overflow the piping bag.
It is important to keep a consistent flow with trying not to stop before you are finished. This vanilla frosting recipe for cupcakes should be thick and smooth so it doesn’t clog up the tip specifically for the smaller star tips.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cupcakeCalories: 383kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 3gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 56mgSodium: 215mgPotassium: 40mgFiber: 1gSugar: 36gVitamin A: 398IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 32mgIron: 1mg
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Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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Comments

  1. I can’t say that this would be my cup of tea. Then again, I don’t like bacon. I’m a terrible Canadian.

  2. I think I will have to try this. It sounds really good. Maple Bacon is not a combo I would think of for cupcakes, but I’d give it a try!

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