Soft maple cupcakes with a hint of bacon topped with maple buttercream frosting, crispy bacon bits and a touch of maple syrup.
Keyword cupcakes, maple bacon
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 18minutes
Total Time 38minutes
Author Lyuba Brooke
4egg whitesroom temperature
1cupof white granulated sugar
1/4cupof vegetable oil
1/4cupbacon greasegrease from cooking bacon in the oven
Optional: 1 tsp maple extract
1cupunsalted butterroom temperature
1/4cupmaple syrupfor topping cupcakes
6-8crispy bacon strips
1/4cupmaple syrupfor topping frosting
Preheat the oven to 350 and line a muffin pan with cupcake liners. (I recommend parchment paper liners but you can use any your prefer.)
Sift flour, baking soda, salt, and baking powder together and set aside.
Combine vegetable oil, bacon grease, vanilla extract, and maple syrup. (And maple extract if using.)
Make sure your other ingredients are ready.
In a bowl of an electric mixer (use paddle attachment), beat egg whites for about 30 seconds and slowly start pouring in sugar. Beat for 2-3 minutes, until white and fluffy.
Start pouring in oil mixture, slowly, as the eggs are still beating on medium-high.
Lower the speed to low.
Alternating, add flour mixture and buttermilk in two parts. Mix until just combined. Scrape sides and bottom of the bowl and low mix a couple more seconds until incorporated.
Divide batter among the cupcake cups, filling them about ⅔ of the day. (I recommend using an ice cream scoop so all the cupcakes are even.) Tap the cupcake pan on the counter a couple of times to help air bubbles come up.
Bake for 18-20 minutes.Take out of the oven and let them rest for 5-10 minutes. Gently take the cupcakes out onto the wire rack to cool completely. Drizzle about a teaspoon of maple syrup on to of each cupcake.
Cool completely before frosting!
Beat softened butter in the electric mixer, on medium-high speed, for about 2 minutes.
Lower speed to low and carefully mix in powder sugar, salt and maple syrup. Once sugar is incorporated, scrape sides and bottom of the bowl and raise speed to medium. Beat for another 2-3 minutes.
Transfer frosting into a piping bag with desired tip attached. Pipe cooled cupcakes.
Crumble crispy bacon and divide it on top of piped cupcakes.
Drizzle each cupcake with some maple syrup.
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