Maple Bacon Cupcakes

Maple Bacon Cupcakes are the perfect mix of sweet and salty. You can't go wrong with bacon or a cupcake!

Maple Bacon Cupcakes I love the sound of that! The sweetness of maple syrup paired with the smoky saltiness of bacon equals YUM! These 2 flavors blend perfectly to make a gourmet cupcake that is sure to please.

Maple Bacon Cupcakes will be the new favorite that everyone will be asking for. My family cannot get enough of them. We have had them several times in the past few months and my son just asked when I was making the next batch.

Maple Bacon Cupcakes

Batter Ingredients:

  • 4 egg whites at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 1 cup  buttermilk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 14 cup of cooked minced bacon
  • ¼ cup bacon grease solidified

Directions for Batter:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Line a muffin tin with paper cupcake liners.
  • Prepare bacon (I use one pound so there is plenty for topping)
  • Reserve the drippings and place in the refrigerator to solidify.
  • Mince 1/4 a cup of the bacon.
  • Sift flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder in a small bowl and set aside
  • Beat vegetable oil, bacon grease, vanilla extract and maple syrup on low until well combined.
  • In a large chilled glass or metal mixing bowl beat egg whites for 30 seconds on high.
  • Slowly add sugar and beat for 2-3 minutes on medium high until mixture is white and fluffy.
  • Add oil bacon fat mixture and continue beating on med-high until well blended.
  • Slowly add flour mixture and alternate with butter milk while beating on low speed until well combined
  • Fold in bacon pieces
  • Ladle batter into cupcake liners until 2/3 full. .
  • Bake at 350 F for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Rotate the pan after the first 15 minutes for even baking.
  • Allow to cool completely before frosting

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Maple Bacon Cupcakes
 
Serves: 12
Ingredients
  • CUPCAKES
  • 4 egg whites at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk (divided)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1⁄4 cup of cooked minced bacon
  • ¼ cup bacon grease solidified
  • FROSTING
  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar.
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Line a muffin tin with paper cupcake liners.
  3. Prepare bacon (I use one pound so there is plenty for topping)
  4. Reserve the drippings and place in the refrigerator to solidify.
  5. Mince ¼ a cup of the bacon.
  6. Sift flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder in a small bowl and set aside
  7. Beat vegetable oil, bacon grease, vanilla extract and maple syrup on low until well combined.
  8. In a large chilled glass or metal mixing bowl beat egg whites for 30 seconds on high.
  9. Slowly add sugar and beat for 2-3 minutes on medium high until mixture is white and fluffy.
  10. Add oil bacon fat mixture and continue beating on med-high until well blended.
  11. Slowly add flour mixture and alternate with butter milk while beating on low speed until well combined.
  12. Fold in bacon pieces
  13. Ladle batter into cupcake liners until ⅔ full. .
  14. Bake at 350 F for 18-22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  15. Rotate the pan after the first 15 minutes for even baking.
  16. Allow to cool completely before frosting
  17. FROSTING
  18. Beat the syrup and butter until combined.
  19. Add the sugar, a bit at a time.
  20. Whip at high speeds until combined.
  21. Pipe or spread onto cupcakes.
  22. Top with additional bacon pieces and maple syrup as desired.
  23. ENJOY!!

 

Maple Bacon Cupcakes

 

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.
  • Top with additional bacon pieces and maple syrup as desired.
  • ENJOY!!

Maple Bacon Cupcakes

Cupcakes made from scratch cannot be beat. People will think you have become a gourmet pastry chef when you arrive at the next social gathering with Maple Bacon Cupcakes.

 

Will you be making cupcakes soon?

Michele Brosius
Michele is a married mom of 3 adult children. She is currently enjoying spending time with her husband in the empty nest. Michele can be found working on a healthy lifestyle, camping or having some frugal fun. Not necessarily in that order!
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