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Maple Bacon Cupcakes

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About the bake

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.

50Total Time
30Prep Time
20Bake Time
12Serves
Easy

Method

  1. Step 1:

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Step 5:

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

  6. 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. 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.

Ingredients

  • For the cupcake

    • 125g Butter (unsalted) (softened)
    • 125g Billington's Unrefined Light Muscovado Sugar
    • 2 Egg(s) (free range) (medium)
    • 1/2 tsp Nielsen-Massey Vanilla Extract
    • 175g Allinson's Self Raising White Flour
    • 1/2 tsp Cinnamon
    • 2 tbsp Maple syrup flavour (treat)
  • For the buttercream

    • 250g Butter (unsalted) (softened)
    • 500g Icing sugar
    • 2 tbsp Maple syrup flavour (treat)
    • 3 Bacon rasher(s) (streaky bacon (more if desired))
    • 2 tbsp Maple syrup flavour (for drizzling)

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