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Maple Bacon cupcakes

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 people
Calories 460 kcal


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


Maple bacon cupcakes

  • cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ cup whole milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp maple extract

Brown Sugar buttercream frosting

  • 4 cups confectioner's sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1 tsp 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 flour, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and maple syrup until well combined. Add in eggs and mix well. Mix in milk, and both extracts until completely combined.
  • Add dry ingredients into butter mixture until combined. 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: 16peopleCalories: 460kcalCarbohydrates: 60gProtein: 2gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 241mgPotassium: 94mgFiber: 1gSugar: 49gVitamin A: 543IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 49mgIron: 1mg
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