Updated: Thursday, August 31, 2017, 7:57 AM
Cooler weather is coming soon, and that means fall flavors will start popping up across stores and bakeries. Maple is one of the fall flavors I like most. Maple has this sweetness to it that just makes my mouth water with delight. One food that is very good with maple? Bacon. Maple and bacon are a perfect marriage of flavors.
It was that perfect marriage of flavors that inspired my Maple Bacon Bourbon Pecan Cupcakes. This recipe first appeared on my food blog, Seduction in the Kitchen and my fans really went bananas over it. The cupcake reminds me of pancakes and bacon all wrapped up in one. What really makes this cupcake sing with flavor is the frosting, a maple cream cheese frosting that’s simply amazing.
Maple Bacon Bourbon Pecan Cupcakes By Deanna Samaan Print Ingredients 1 (15.25-oz) pkg yellow cake mix 2 eggs ½ cup bacon grease 1 (6-oz) pkg French vanilla yogurt, like Yoplait 1 cup water 12 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled 1 (8-oz) pkg cream cheese, softened ¼ cup butter, softened 2 Tbsp maple syrup, like Runamok Bourbon Maple Syrup 2½ cups powdered sugar Pecan Pie In A Jar topping Directions
In a large bowl, add the cake mix, eggs, bacon grease, yogurt and water and stir to combine. Fold crumbled bacon into the cupcake batter.
Line muffin pan with silicone liners and fill with cupcake batter. Bake the cupcakes according to the package directions.
When the cupcakes are done, remove from oven and let cool for about 2 to 3 minutes. Then take the cupcakes out the muffin pan by the tabs on the silicone liners. Allow them to cool completely.
Meanwhile, make the frosting. In the bowl of an electric mixer with paddle attachment, beat together cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy.
Beat in the maple syrup. Slowly add the powdered sugar until fully incorporated.
Once the cupcakes are cool, fill the cupcakes with a little bit of the maple frosting by inserting a narrow pastry bag tip an inch through the top of cupcakes. Then pipe remaining frosting on cupcakes.
Place a pecan from the Pecan Pie In A Jar topping on top of each cupcake. Drizzle on a little bit of the juice from the Pecan Pie In A Jar on the cupcakes. Serve and enjoy!
About the Author
Deanna Samaan is a phlebotomist by day and a blogger at night. The belief that everyone has an affair with food fuels her passion for cooking and baking. Deanna also enjoys traveling, learning about various cultures and living life to the fullest. Although she lives in Cleveland, Deanna is proud to be a native of Pittsburgh. Visit her blogs: Seduction in the Kitchen, The Recipes of Disney, and Recipentrest for more creative recipes.
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