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Maple Bacon Cupcakes
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Maple Bacon Cupcakes Recipe

You have to try this incredible Maple Bacon Cupcakes Recipe! It is a moist maple vanilla cupcake topped with homemade buttercream frosting and pieces of crispy salty bacon. Your friends and family will be coming back for more when you serve these amazing cupcakes. 
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time21 minutes
Total Time41 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: maple bacon cupcakes
Servings: 15
Author: Jill


cupcake Ingredients

  • 1 box Vanilla cake mix
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 1 C whole milk
  • 1 tbsp pure maple extract

Maple Frosting :

  • 1 ½ C unsalted sweet cream butter softened
  • 4 C powdered sugar
  • 2 TBSP Pure maple extract
  • 3-5 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 12 crispy bacon slices finely chopped
  • 1 large piping bag with star tip
  • 1 medium ice cream scooper
  • 12 slices bacon crumbled



Cupcake Directions :

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line cupcake pan with cupcake liners
  • Using a hand mixer, combine all the ingredients for the cupcakes in a large mixing bowl until combined
  • Scoop cupcake batter into the liners filling about ⅔ full
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 21 minutes
  • Remove and allow to cool!

Frosting Directions

  • Using a standing mixer, beat together the butter, powdered sugar, maple extract, and heavy whipping cream until combined, smooth and stiff
  • Scoop 1 C into the piping bag and set aside

Decorating the cupcakes :

  • Using the ice cream scooper, scoop some frosting and lightly tap the ice cream scooper onto the counter to get the frosting to smooth out
  • Scoop the frosting onto the cupcakes