Maple Bacon Cupcakes Recipe

| April 12, 2019 | 7 Comments

Maple Bacon Cupcakes

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 all Canadian Maple Bacon Cupcakes! They certainly can be served with brunch or for a birthday party.

Maple Bacon Cupcakes Recipe
Maple Bacon Cupcakes

Maple Bacon Cupcakes Recipe

makes 24 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

Vanilla Frosting Ingredients:

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

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 18 minutes.
  • 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:

  • 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
Maple Bacon Cupcakes Recipe
Maple Bacon Cupcakes

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Maple Bacon Cupcakes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Canadian
Keyword: bacon, cupcakes, maple
Servings: 24 cupcakes
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
Vanilla Frosting Ingredients
  • 1 cup of unsalted butter softened
  • 4 cup powder sugar
  • 4 TBSP heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup chopped bacon
Instructions
Cupcake Directions
  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
  5. Whisk well.
  6. Set aside.
  7. Now in a second bowl, mix together with your electric mixer sugar and eggs beating until well combined.
  8. Add the oil, whole milk, bacon fat, maple syrup and vanilla to another bowl, stir to mix.
  9. Add this bowl of ingredients to the second bowl with sugar and eggs, again mixing well to combine.
  10. Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients stirring just enough to blend all of the ingredients together.
  11. Using a medium ice cream scoop fill each cupcake tin 2/3rds filled. Bake at 350 degrees for 18 minutes.
  12. Remove cupcakes from the oven and allow to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes.
  13. Next transfer to a wire rack allowing them to cool completely.
Frosting the cupcakes
  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.
  4. 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.
  5. Top with chopped bacon and maple syrup

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Comments (7)

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  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. Lynda Cook says:

    A nice cupcake for the season, now that the syrup is running

  3. Micheline says:

    These look so good right now. Is this the new breakfast?

  4. twinglemommy says:

    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!

  5. JoKing says:

    These could cause a whole lot of trouble! YUM!

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