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 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.
-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!|