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Maple bacon cupcakes

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3.125 stars based on 24 ratings

This is a flavour combo that you really should try. These maple bacon cupcakes consist of a cinnamon spiced cupcake, topped with a maple flavoured buttercream, crispy bacon bits and drizzled with a generous serving of Maple syrup flavoured treat, they are sure to make a great conversation starter when served at a party.

Key Information

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

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Ingredients

For the cupcake

  • 125g 4½ oz Butter (unsalted) softened
  • 125g 4½ oz Unrefined light muscovado sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined light muscovado sugar
  • 2 2 Egg(s) (free range) medium
  • ½tsp .5tsp Vanilla extract (we use Nielsen-Massey) Vanilla extract
  • 175g 6¼ oz Self-raising white flour sifted (we use Allinson) Self-raising white flour
  • ½tsp .5tsp Cinnamon
  • 2tbsp 2tbsp Maple syrup flavour Treat (we use Treat)

For the buttercream

  • 250g 8⅞ oz Butter (unsalted) softened
  • 500g 17⅝ oz Icing sugar (we use Silver Spoon)
  • 2tbsp 2tbsp Maple syrup flavour Treat (we use Treat)
  • 3 3 Bacon rasher(s) streaky bacon (more if desired)
  • Maple syrup flavour for drizzling (we use Treat)

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The Method Enter Bake mode

  1. Classic mode Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 180°c / 160°c fan and line a 12 hole muffin tin with 12 cupcake cases.

  2. Classic mode Step 2

    Place the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl and beat with a wooden spoon or electric mixer until light and fluffy. Gradually beat in the eggs and vanilla extract a bit at a time until smooth, adding a little of the flour if the mixture starts to curdle.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 250g 8⅞ oz Butter (unsalted) softened
    • 125g 4½ oz Unrefined light muscovado sugar (we use Billington's) Unrefined light muscovado sugar
    • 2 2 Egg(s) (free range) medium
    • ½tsp .5tsp Vanilla extract (we use Nielsen-Massey) Vanilla extract
  3. Classic mode Step 3

    Sift and fold the flour and cinnamon into the mixture before folding in the Maple flavoured Treat. Divide the mixture evenly between the cupcake cases and bake in the pre-heated oven for 18-20 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean. Leave to cool slightly before removing from the tin and leaving to cool fully on a wire rack.

    Ingredients for this step

    • ½tsp .5tsp Cinnamon
    • 175g 6¼ oz Self-raising white flour sifted (we use Allinson) Self-raising white flour
    • Maple syrup flavour for drizzling (we use Treat)
  4. Classic mode Step 4

    To make the buttercream beat the butter until softened before adding the icing sugar in two parts. Add the maple syrup flavour Treat and a tablespoon of milk if required to loosen the buttercream slightly.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 250g 8⅞ oz Butter (unsalted) softened
    • 500g 17⅝ oz Icing sugar (we use Silver Spoon)
    • Maple syrup flavour for drizzling (we use Treat)
  5. Classic mode Step 5

    Grill the bacon until crispy and set aside to cool before cutting into 1 inch long pieces.

    Ingredients for this step

    • 3 3 Bacon rasher(s) streaky bacon (more if desired)
  6. Classic mode Step 6

    Pipe swirls or rounds of icing onto the cupcakes before adding a piece of bacon (or more if desired) Finish with a final drizzle of maple flavour Treat before serving.

  7. Classic mode Step 7

    These cupcakes are best eaten within a few hours of making or alternatively we recommend cooking the bacon on the day of the desired serving.