Maple Bacon Cupcakes

maple bacon
Thanks to Vanilla Garlic I am testing the much talked about Maple Bacon Cupcakes. I been who doesn’t love bacon? I do!
With all this snow I am bored out of my gourd and thought this is a perfect time to give it a try!!
I followed the recipe from Vanilla Garlic although I did add 1 tsp vanilla to the batter.
Frosting: {adapted from Vanilla Garlic’s recipe} I doubled the butter/sugar ratio and liked much better as I found it to be be way to sweet. Corse Sea Salt is also great on the top!
1 stick softened butter
2 T maple syrup
1 T milk
1 t vanilla
2 c powdered sugar
I also topped the cupcakes with crumbled bacon.
My humble opinion; the the cake is super light, fluffy, great texture, although I didn’t care for the bacon crunch in the cake. The frosting was great. I do caution ONLY make this with REAL Maple Syrup. For testing purposes I used The Fresh Market 100% real maple syrup. It was great. IF I make these again I may leave the bacon out of the batter? I don’t know, I wish I could get more opinions on the taste of these. But, we are snowed in.

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6 comments

  1. Jill says:

    Hmmm, interesting. I recently had a maple beer, and it made me feel like I was drinking pancakes, so I can only imaging that these are like breakfast in a cupcake! 😉

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