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Monday, March 31, 2014

Maple Bacon Cupcakes

Hey everyone!

For The BF's birthday, I had him pick out a cake recipe for me to make for him for the celebration with his friends. He picked a recipe very similar to this, and I just took the idea and changed the method a bit to make it more user-friendly and simpler to follow. These cupcakes got rave reviews- they're delish. Below are the results!

Cream your fats, then add in the sugars. 
Beat in the egg and vanilla.
Add your dry ingredients and the milk, alternating halves (see recipe).
Fold in your bacon (I used at least 1/3 cup or more, not 1/4 cup- however you want it!).
Your beautiful finished batter.
Spoon into about 9 greased cupcake liners.

Maple Bacon Cupcakes
-4 1/2 tablespoons butter, softened
-1/2-1 tablespoon solidified bacon drippings/fat
-5 tablespoons brown sugar
-1/4 cup maple syrup
-1 egg
-1 teaspoon vanilla
-1 1/4 cups flour
-1 teaspoon baking soda
-2 teaspoons baking powder
-1/4 teaspoon salt
-1/4 cup milk
-1/4 cup crispy fried minced bacon + more for topping (I used 8-10 strips total)
Cream the butter and bacon fat, then cream in the sugar and syrup. Beat in the egg and vanilla.
Add the dry ingredients and the milk, alternating (add 1/2 the dry ingredients, then mix, then 1/2 the milk, then mix, then the other 1/2 etc.).
Fold in the minced bacon.
Spoon into greased cupcake liners/muffin tin, about 2/3 full. Makes about 9 cupcakes.
Bake at 350 F for 18-22 minutes, or until a tester comes out clean. Rotate the pan after 10 minutes.

Maple Icing
-1 tablespoon butter, softened
-approximately 1 cup powdered/confectioner's sugar
-1 tablespoon+ maple syrup
Cream together ingredients, adding more syrup or sugar until it is a spreadable consistency.

Ice the cupcakes fairly thinly- it's sweet icing. Then sprinkle or press more minced crispy bacon into the icing while still wet so that it sets in place when it dries.

Your baked cupcakes, finished icing (usual icing making process, I did not feel it needed pictures- just see another one of my posts with icing- all confectioner's sugar icings are pretty similar), and minced bacon.
Your finished cupcakes- YUM! Everyone loved these- go make them soon!

Savor it!
love, rue

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