Sinful Maple Bacon Cupcakes

Let’s face it: bacon is the candy of meats. Add the sweet drizzle of rich maple syrup and you have a winning combination that is sure to treat anyone who tastes it! That was the inspiration behind our Maple and Bacon cupcakes –  we hope you like them as much as we did!

Maple Bacon Cupcakes

What do you do when you take a quick inventory of your baking supplies and realize that you have a bajillion cupcake liners?

USE THEM!

These cupcakes put together two of my family’s favorite things: maple and bacon, to make a sweet, yet savory treat!

It’s simple to make and oooohhhh so yummy to eat!

Maple Bacon Cupcakes Recipe

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Batter Ingredients:
12 tablespoons butter at room temperature
 12 tablespoon bacon drippings (solid)
1 egg
5 tablespoons brown sugar
4 tablespoons maple syrup
14 cups self rising flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
12 teaspoon baking powder
tiny pinch salt
14 cup milk
14 cup of cooked minced bacon

Directions for Batter:
– Cook  bacon in a fry pan (I used one pound).

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– Reserve the drippings and place in the fridge to solidify.
– Mince 1/4 a cup of the bacon.
– Beat the butter and solidified bacon fat until light and creamy.
– Add the brown sugar and maple syrup and beat well until combined.
– Add the egg and beat until incorporated.
– Sift the flour, salt, baking soda and powder together.

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– Add some of the flour and mix, then some of the milk.
– Continue to alternate the dry and wet ingredients, ending with the dry.

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– Mix until just combined.
-Fold in the bacon.
-Taste and add more maple syrup, flour, or milk if needed for desired taste.
– Scoop into cupcake papers.
– Bake at 350 F for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

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– Rotate the pan after the first 15 minutes for even baking.

Maple Syrup frosting:

Ingredients:
4 tablespoons of butter

2 tablespoons of maple syrup
1 cup of powdered sugar.

Directions for Frosting:
-Beat the syrup and butter until combined.
-Add the sugar, a bit at a time.
-Whip at high speeds until combined.
-Pipe or spread onto cupcakes.

Now, rip into them like a monkey on a cupcake – ha!

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Print off our Sinful Maple Bacon Cupcakes here:

Sinful Maple Bacon Cupcakes
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Dannelle
Ingredients
  • 4 1⁄2 tablespoons butter at room temperature
  • 1⁄2 tablespoon bacon drippings (solid)
  • 1 egg
  • 5 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 1⁄4 cups self rising flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
  • tiny pinch salt
  • 1⁄4 cup milk
  • 1⁄4 cup of cooked minced bacon
Instructions
  1. Cook bacon in a fry pan (I used one pound).
  2. Reserve the drippings and place in the fridge to solidify.
  3. Mince 1/4 a cup of the bacon.
  4. Beat the butter and solidified bacon fat until light and creamy.
  5. Add the brown sugar and maple syrup and beat well until combined.
  6. Add the egg and beat until incorporated.
  7. Sift the flour, salt, baking soda and powder together.
  8. Add some of the flour and mix, then some of the milk.
  9. Continue to alternate the dry and wet ingredients, ending with the dry.
  10. Mix until just combined.
  11. Fold in the bacon.
  12. Taste and add more maple syrup, flour, or milk if needed for desired taste.
  13. Scoop into cupcake papers.
  14. Bake at 350 F for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.