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Maple Bacon Cupcakes

Servings: 17 Cupcakes
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 27 mins
Maple Bacon Cupcakes: Maple cupcakes with rich maple buttercream and crispy bacon. The best sweet and salty treat to ever hit your tastebuds.


For the Cupcakes

  • 1 1/4 Cups + 1 Tablespoon All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Maple Sugar, Can substitute white sugar here
  • 1/2 Cup White Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/3 Cup Shortening
  • 2 Tablespoons Butter, Softened
  • 1/2 Cup Sour Cream
  • 1/4 Cup Milk, I used Whole Milk
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Maple Extract
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Pure Maple Syrup

For the Frosting

  • 1/2 Cup (Plus 1 Tablespoon) Butter, Softened
  • 2 1/2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Maple Extract
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 6 Ounces Cream Cheese, Softened
  • 1/2 Cup Shortening
  • 1 Pound Bacon, Cooked Crisp and Crumbled


For the Cupcakes

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Line a cupcake pan with paper liners.
  • In a large bowl, combine maple sugar, white sugar, flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda.
  • Mix in shortening and butter, followed by sour cream, milk eggs, maple extract, vanilla extract, and maple syrup.
  • Fill cupcake liners ~2/3 of the way full. Bake for 27-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely

For the Frosting

  • In a large bowl cream butter until light and fluffy. Add in powdered sugar, salt and maple extract.
  • Beat in shortening and cream cheese. Pipe or spread onto cooled cupcakes.
  • Garnish with bacon and maple syrup if desired.


Adapted via Swanky Recipes.


Calories: 413kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 33g, Saturated Fat: 13g, Cholesterol: 70mg, Sodium: 420mg, Potassium: 135mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 8g, Vitamin A: 8.7%, Vitamin C: 0.1%, Calcium: 4.2%, Iron: 6.3%
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: Best, Easy, fathers day
Author: Krystle
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