Maple Bacon Cupcakes Recipe

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Maple Bacon Cupcakes are moist vanilla cupcakes covered with a maple frosting and topped with bacon and maple syrup.

Maple Bacon Cupcakes Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Maple Bacon Cupcakes

Maple Bacon Cupcakes. Just the words make you drool a little, don’t they? I mean, bacon. Need I say more? If you’re a fan of combining textures and flavors, you’re going to love these cupcakes. The combination of the sweet maple taste with the salty bacon flavor make these delicious treats a perfect fall treat! Here’s how to make them.

This recipe makes approximately 15 cupcakes.

Equipment Needed

Maple Bacon Cupcakes Recipe From Val's Kitchen


Cake Ingredients

  • 1 box vanilla cake mix
  • 3 large eggs
  • ½ cup unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 tbsp pure maple extract

Maple Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups unsalted sweet cream butter, softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp pure maple extract
  • 3-5 tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 12 crispy bacon slices (finely chopped)
  • 12 slices of bacon, crumbled

Topping Ingredients

  • crumbled bacon
  • maple syrup


Cupcake Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees f.

Line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners.

Combine all the ingredients for the cupcakes in a large mixing bowl and use a hand mixer to mix until combined. (You can use a stand mixer if you prefer.)

Scoop the cupcake batter into the liners, filling each liner about ⅔ full.

Bake in the preheated oven for 21 minutes.

Remove and set aside on a cooling rack to cool.

Frosting Instructions

Place the butter, powdered sugar, maple extract, and heavy whipping cream into a large mixing bowl and beat together until combined, with the mixture being smooth and stiff. (You can use a stand mixer if you prefer.)

Scoop 1 cup into the piping bag and set aside.

Decorating Instructions

Use the ice cream scooper to scoop some frosting.

Lightly tap the ice cream scooper onto the counter to get the frosting to smooth out.

Scoop the frosting onto the cupcakes.

Use a butterknife to smooth the frosting into a thick disk.

Completely coat the frosting in the crumbled bacon.

Using the piping bag to frost a dollop of frosting onto the center of the bacon coated frosting.

Sprinkle some more crumbled bacon and drizzle with the maple syrup.

Serve and enjoy!

Maple Bacon Cupcakes Recipe From Val's Kitchen


Samantha Donnelly October 1, 2020 - 2:46 pm

I love vanilla cupcakes, and love maple and bacon, but have never thought of having them together. I am not sure about these but am intrigued by them

Rachael October 6, 2020 - 9:56 am

I’ve never thought of combining all these ingredients together. They sure sound interesting.

Sarah Bailey October 1, 2020 - 4:02 pm

Oh my goodness this sounds absolutely delicious – I would never have thought of using bacon in a cupcake but I definitely want to try it now!

Claire October 1, 2020 - 5:01 pm

Oh these sound delicious. My dad is just starting to get in to baking and loves bacon and maple syrup so I might pass this recipe to him to try x

Helen October 2, 2020 - 4:50 am

I need to make these for my husband’s birthday! He loves the combination of maple syrup and bacon 🙂

Katie Desborough October 2, 2020 - 8:04 am

This is an intriguing combination! As a veggie, it wouldnt work for me personally but what a curious combo!

Melanie williams October 2, 2020 - 10:38 am

What a lovely combo, my other half would absolutely love these for sure. I would just have a cupcake with the syrup x

Kacie Morgan October 2, 2020 - 11:23 am

These look absolutely amazing. I actually think I may end up making something similar myself soon! I love unusual flavoured cupcakes.

Amy October 2, 2020 - 3:18 pm

Oh wow!!! Never did I ever think I’d be tempted by the words ‘bacon’ and ‘cupcake’ in the same sentence but I am sooo intrigued. Definitely going to try making these!

Yeah Lifestyle October 2, 2020 - 4:25 pm

Honestly! This looks absolutely yummy-licious! I have never had a maple bacon cupcake before and am wondering why. Such a great idea and fantastic pairing as well.

Nayna October 2, 2020 - 7:32 pm

What an innovative combination, you could eat them for breakfast / brunch as a yummy treat . Lovely cupcakes beautifully decorated.

Rebecca Smith October 2, 2020 - 8:38 pm

What a delicious combination! These are certainly cupcake we need to try in our house – they have got everything we love!

Kara October 3, 2020 - 7:04 pm

I love the mix of maple and bacon, so need these cupcakes in my life

Georgina @ Culinary Travels October 4, 2020 - 3:35 pm

Oh wow! What a fabulous flavour combination. I bet those cupcakes taste absolutely amazing.


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