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A savoury cupcake topped with cheese and a single square of bacon Tried & Tested

Bacon and cheese cupcakes

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2.47 stars based on 32 ratings

These cute little savoury muffins are fantastic served for brunch or will brighten up your summer picnic.

Key Information

  • Prep:
  • Bake:
  • Serves:12
  • Skill level:easy

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Ingredients

For the muffins

  • 75g 2¾ oz Streaky bacon rasher(s) snipped
  • 275g 9¾ oz Self-raising white flour (we use Allinson) Self-raising white flour
  • pinch pinch Salt
  • ½tsp ½tsp Mustard powder English
  • 100g 3½ oz Cheddar cheese grated
  • 6tbsp 6tbsp Sunflower oil
  • 150ml 5⅛ fl oz Buttermilk or natural yoghurt
  • 125ml 4¼ fl oz Milk (whole)
  • 1 1 Egg(s) (free range)

For the topping

  • 175g 6¼ oz Cream cheese
  • 100g 3½ oz Cheddar cheese grated

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 180°C (160°C fan, gas mark 4) and line a cupcake tray with 12 paper cupcake cases.

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Snip the bacon into pieces and fry until crispy then leave to cool. Keep aside a couple of pieces for your cupcake topping.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 75g 2¾ oz Streaky bacon rasher(s) snipped
  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Place the flour, salt, mustard powder, cheddar and bacon in a mixing bowl.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 275g 9¾ oz Self-raising white flour (we use Allinson) Self-raising white flour
    • pinch pinch Salt
    • ½tsp ½tsp Mustard powder English
    • 100g 3½ oz Cheddar cheese grated
  4. Classic mode Step 4

    In a jug beat together the oil, buttermilk or yogurt, milk and egg then beat into the flour mixture until well mixed. Don’t worry if the mixture appears a bit lumpy.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 6tbsp 6tbsp Sunflower oil
    • 150ml 5⅛ fl oz Buttermilk or natural yoghurt
    • 125ml 4¼ fl oz Milk (whole)
    • 1 1 Egg(s) (free range)
  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Divide the mixture between the paper cupcake cases and bake for 20-25 mins until golden and just firm to the touch. Allow to cool.

  6. Classic mode Step 6

    To decorate, mix the cream cheese with most of the grated cheddar and spread on top of the cakes. Sprinkle with the remaining grated cheddar and add a piece of crisp bacon. Store in the fridge for up to 2 days

    Ingredients for this step

    • 175g 6¼ oz Cream cheese
    • 100g 3½ oz Cheddar cheese grated