Maple Bacon Cupcakes

  • Total Time

    50m
    • Prep Time

      30m
    • Bake Time

      20m
  • Serves

    12
  • Skill Level

    Easy
  • Dietary Needs

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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.

Method

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

  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.

    • 125g Butter (unsalted) (softened)
    • 125g Unrefined light muscovado sugar
    • 2 Egg(s) (free range) (medium)
    • ½tsp Vanilla extract
  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.

    • 175g Self-raising white flour (sifted) (We use Allinson)
    • 5tsp Cinnamon
    • 2tbsp Maple syrup flavour (treat)
  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.

    • 250g Butter (unsalted) (softened)
    • 500g Icing sugar
    • 2tbsp Maple syrup flavour (treat)
  5. Grill the bacon until crispy and set aside to cool before cutting into 1 inch long pieces.

    • 3 Bacon rasher(s) (streaky bacon (more if desired))
  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. 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.

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