There are a few men in my office who just love when I bring cupcakes to work, so I
surprised them earlier this week with a new cupcake flavor that I thought they would
enjoy - Maple Bacon Cupcakes. I kept the cake simple by baking a vanilla cupcake.
One of the men suggested I add bacon to the cake next time.
I used Jimmy Dean Applewood Smoked Bacon and added pure maple syrup to the frosting.
The sweet and salty combination tastes delicious. I think they may be requesting this
cupcake again and again!
Maple Bacon Cupcakes
1 box french vanilla cake mix, sifted
1 C buttermilk
1/3 C canola oil
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cupcake pan with paper liners.
In a large mixing bowl combine ingredients and mix with an electric mixer.
Try not to over mix!
Using a large cookie scoop, fill cupcake liner. Bake for 15 - 18 minutes,
or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool.
Maple Bacon Frosting
6 slices of bacon, fried and crumbled
3 sticks butter, at room temperature
6 C confectioners sugar
1 T pure maple syrup, plus extra for drizzling over the cupcakes
1-2 T heavy cream or milk
In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter until pale and creamy, about 1 minute.
Add confectioners sugar one cup at a time, mixing between additions.
Add maple syrup and heavy cream. Beat until light and fluffy.
Frost cooled cupcakes. Top with crumbled bacon and drizzle with additional
Yield - 24 cupcakes
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