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Maple Bacon Cupcakes

Maple bacon cupcakes that are amazingly easy to put together, completely from scratch! These cupcakes are filled with delicious flavors of vanilla, cinnamon, maple, and bacon. An amazing combination of salty/sweet for your mouth, these taste just like breakfast.....but, better!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 24
Author Nichole

Ingredients

FOR THE CUPCAKES:

  • 2 1/2 Cups all purpose flour
  • 2 Teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 2 Cups granulated sugar
  • 2 Sticks butter softened
  • 4 eggs room temp
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Cup milk
  • 1/2 Teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 Tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1/3 Cup bacon crumbled
  • FOR THE FROSTING:
  • 2 Sticks Butter softened
  • 1 1/4 Cups Confectioners Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Maple Extract
  • 1/2 Cup Bacon cooked and crumbled

Instructions

FOR THE CUPCAKES:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Prepare 24 muffin cups with liners or non stick spray.
  • In a large bowl use a whisk to combine the flour, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon.
  • In a medium bowl using hand mixer, or bowl of stand mixer, beat together the butter, sugar, vanilla, and maple syrup until fluffy.
  • Add eggs to butter mixer one at a time, beating after each addition.
  • With mixer on low, add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture slowly. (I do this in thirds).
  • Add the milk with mixer still running, continue to mix just until combined. Fold in the crumbled bacon.
  • Scoop the cupcake batter into your muffin tins so that each cup is 3/4 full.
  • Bake for 18-25 minutes, until slightly golden.

FOR THE FROSTING:

  • In a large bowl beat together the softened butter, confectioners sugar, and maple extract until smooth and fluffy.  
  • Pipe onto cooled cupcakes and top with bacon as desired.