Friday, June 24, 2011

Maple Bacon Cupcakes

You heard that right! Maple bacon cupcakes. I came across this recipe weeks ago and knew I had to make it for my bacon lovin' daddy on Father's Day. The cupcakes were interesting and I thought very delicious. The only thing I wish I would have done different is use pork bacon rather than turkey bacon (I am no bacon connoisseur so I had no idea the texture was different). The cupcakes tasted like sweet cornbread and the icing was out of this world. The recipe was VERY involved so I didn't take many pictures of their creation.

Maple Bacon Cupcakes
4 1/2 tbsp butte
1/2 tbsp bacon drippings (left in the refrigerator to solidify)
1 egg
5 tbsp brown sugar
4 tbsp maple syrup
1 1/4 cup self-rising flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
Small pinch of salt
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup of cooked and crumbled bacon

Maple Frosting
4 tbsp butter 
2 tbsp maple syrup 
1 cup powdered sugar
Salt

NOTE: I recommend using pork bacon

Cupcakes

1. Cream the butter and bacon drippings together
2. Add brown sugar and maple syrup and mix until creamy
3. Add egg and stir to combine
4. Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt
5. Add milk and stir to combine
6. Pour in 1/2 of the crumbled bacon and stir until fully mixed
7. Spoon the batter evenly into 12 baking cups
8. Bake at 350 degrees for approx. 15 minutes
9. Let cool


Frosting
1. Mix together the butter, maple syrup, powdered sugar and salt until the frosting is formed
2. Place in fridge to help the frosting solidify
3. Frost the cupcakes and top with the remaining bacon crumbles


I picked up this cake decorating set for $10 at Bed Bath and Beyond to test out. There were much cooler more expensive sets and since I am just starting out, I got the cheapest and it is pretty darn neat. 



Here are the finished products...




Ernie's olfactory senses were going crazy and this little guy wouldn't leave my side. I think he was hoping for some bacon drippings to land on the floor.  Once again, he is a total ham. Anytime I bust out the camera, he sits and poses perfectly. I can only hope my human kiddos are the same way!


So if you follow any crafting/mommy blogs, you know that printables are the new thing. I scored some adorable (and FREE) father's day printables, glued them onto popsicle sticks and stuck them into the cupcakes.



10 comments:

Michelle said...

i'm a HUGE sucker for bacon - these may have to be on the menu for next week! great post :)

Kelly said...

My son would love these. He's a bacon freak. I think i will try them one of these summer days. Thanks

april@gingerbread said...

wow.....bacon is better on everything right? gonna try this girl!!!
xoxo

Navigating North said...

Such creativity! I love it! Any man should be happy to have a lady make them bacon ANYTHING! Hehe.

Mrs. T said...

OH YUM!!!!!!

Changing Lanes said...

YES! i saw something like this on one of those cupcake wars shows that the boys and i enjoy. i had forgotten...but now i will have to try. thanks. :) ~d. xo

Changing Lanes said...

oh and i love i have found you b/c we are considering a french bulldog for out daughter. ;)

the lowes said...

o.m.g my husband might go crazy!

The Bonjour Four said...

oh my... i just don't know about that. I might have to trust you on that one. :) i bet my hubby might like them. love the printables too! thanks for stopping by my blog.

Hilary said...

My husband LOVES bacon. Adding a bookmark for future refernce :)

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