Maple Bacon Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

- fluffy & moist -

These maple bacon cupcakes are fluffy and topped with cream cheese frosting and candied maple bacon pieces.

Maple: The cupcakes have maple syrup in the  batter, making them taste like pancakes. Bacon: They’re topped with a sweet and salty homemade maple candied bacon!  Frosting: They’re frosted with a luxurious fluffy cream cheese frosting that is  perfectly pipeable and works so well with the maple bacon flavour.

Why you will LOVE this recipe:

It’s so easy to make candied bacon! Spread the bacon with a drizzle of maple syrup and coat generously with some brown sugar. Lay onto a single layer on a parchment lined baking sheet and  bake until a deep golden brown colour.

what you will need:


– ¼ cup butter  – ⅛ cup vegetable oil – ⅛ teaspoon sea salt – ¼ cup brown sugar – 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract – 2 large eggs – ⅓ cup maple syrup  – ⅓ cup buttermilk  – 1 ¼ cup all purpose flour (150g) – 1 ½ teaspoon baking powder – 6 slices uncooked bacon – ¾ cup brown sugar – 4 tablespoons maple syrup – ¾ cup butter – ⅛ teaspoon sea salt – 2 ½ cups powdered sugar sifted – 4 oz cream cheese cold – 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract – 3-6 tablespoons heavy whipping cream 

Candied Bacon




Beat butter, oil, and sugar until light and fluffy. A sturdy whisk attachment on a stand mixer (or electric hand mixer) works best here. 


Add vanilla and eggs, one by one, beating well in between.  Add maple syrup and buttermilk, beating well. It’s ok if the mixture separates.


Sift flour and baking powder right into the bowl of wet ingredients.  Fold until a smooth and creamy batter forms. Distribute into lined muffin tin and bake. 


Drizzle maple syrup over bacon and flip to coat each side.


Place each piece of bacon into a plate filled with brown sugar, turning it over to coat each  side. Arrange back onto baking sheet.


Place into oven and bake for 20 minutes. After 20 minutes, check the bacon every 3 minutes so that the sugar doesn’t burn. It’s ready when the bacon is golden brown and crisp.


Beat butter, sugar, and salt until  very light and fluffy with a paddle attachment – about 5-7 minutes. Add cold cream cheese, piece by piece, beating well in between each addition. Beat until smooth. Add vanilla and whipping cream.


Pipe swirls of cream cheese frosting over the cooled cupcakes. I used a Wilton 1M piping tip.


Top with pieces of candied bacon and a drizzle of maple syrup. Enjoy!

All of your favourite breakfast foods in one cupcake. Just serve coffee on the side!

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