Love bacon? Love cupcakes? Then you’ll LOVE these Maple Bacon Mini Cupcakes! They’re the perfect combination of salty and sweet and super easy to make.
Easy to Make
Salty and Sweet
Quick and Tasty Treat
Prep Time: 15 min
GATHER YOUR Ingredients
cook Time: 15 min
DOUGH INGREDIENTS – 2 strips bacon – ½ cup plus 2 tbsp flour – ¼ tsp baking powder – 2 tbsp. tbsp unsalted butter – ½ cup maple syrup – 1 egg – ¼ cup heavy cream (can be replaced with milk) – ¼ tsp vanilla extract CREAM INGREDIENTS – 4 tbsp unsalted butter – 1 cup powdered sugar – 3 tbsp maple syrup – 2 tsp heavy cream – ½ tsp vanilla paste CANDIED BACON INGREDIENTS – 2 strips of bacon – 2 tbsp maple syrup
1. In a large bowl, stir the soft butter and egg at room temperature. Carefully add the maple syrup and mix. 2. Now, whisk with the vanilla and cream. 3. Finely mix the flour and baking powder together.
4. Add the dry ingredients to the large bowl containing the wet ingredients. Mix well. 5. Prepare the bacon in advance and freeze it for 20 minutes, so it becomes hard. Cut the bacon into small pieces and fry. Remove the fat by putting the bacon on a napkin or oil-absorbing cloth. Next, add the cooled bacon to the batter. 6. Mix in the bacon with the batter.
7. Grease the mini cupcake molds with oil, and add the cupcake batter to the molds till it’s three-fourths full (about 1-2 tablespoons of dough). Send to the oven for 15-18 minutes. 8. It's time to prepare the cream. Beat room temperature butter until light and fluffy (about 1 minute). Add powdered sugar, and continue beating. Then add cream, maple syrup, and vanilla.
9. Beat for another 30 seconds. 10. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and lay out the bacon strips. Pour in about half of the maple syrup and rub it into the bacon. Then repeat the same with the rest. Place the bacon in the oven and roast it in the oven for 10-15 minutes until crispy. 11. Frost each mini cupcake with the cream, and garnish with a cooled strip of candied bacon.