Go Back
+ servings
Maple cupcakes with a brown sugar buttercream and topped with bacon bits.

Maple Bacon cupcakes

Rich maple cupcakes topped with a sweet brown sugar buttercream and bacon bits. Sweet and savory at its best.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 16 mins
Total Time 31 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 cupcakes
Calories 387 kcal


  • Electric mixer
  • Mixing bowls
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • 2 standard cupcake pans
  • Non-stick spray
  • Piping bag and tip


Maple bacon cupcakes

  • 15.25 oz butter pecan cake mix
  • 4 tablespoon unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon maple extract

Brown Sugar buttercream frosting

  • 4 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup heavy cream


  • ½ cup bacon crumbled


Maple cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Line or spray standard cupcake pans. Set aside. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the cake mix. Melt butter in microwavable bowl.
  • Add in the eggs, oil, milk, and melted butter and mix until combined. Fold in the the maple syrup and both extracts.
  • Pour batter into each cupcake cavity ¾ full. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Transfer to a wire rack to complete cooling process.

Brown Sugar buttercream frosting

  • In a large mixing bowl, cream butter until light and fluffy. Add in confectioner's sugar, salt, vanilla, brown sugar, and heavy cream. Mix until completely combined and smooth. Put into piping bag fitted with desired tip.


  • Pipe each cupcake with brown sugar buttercream frosting and top with a drizzle of maple syrup and crumbled bacon. Serve and enjoy!


Serving: 16cupcakesCalories: 387kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 2gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 98mgSodium: 42mgPotassium: 63mgSugar: 39gVitamin A: 589IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 41mgIron: 1mg
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!