Homemade Maple Bacon cupcakes on a plaid tablecloth

Maple Bacon Cupcakes

Our recipe for Homemade Maple Bacon Cupcakes is so easy to make from scratch. With delicious maple frosting, fresh cooked bacon and a moist cake base, it's just like the best of having breakfast - for dessert!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Maple Bacon Cupcakes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 485kcal
Author Jennifer Quisenberry


Ingredients for Maple Bacon Cupcakes

    For Cupcakes

    • 1 1/4 cups All-Purpose Flour
    • 1 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
    • 1/4 tsp Salt
    • 1/2 cup Sugar
    • 5 tbsp Butter Room Temperature
    • 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
    • 1/2 tsp Imitation Maple Flavoring
    • 2 large Eggs
    • 1/4 cup Milk
    • 1/4 cup Maple Syrup

    For Frosting

    • 4 cups Powdered Sugar
    • 1 cup Butter
    • 1 tsp Vanilla
    • 1 tsp Imitation Maple Flavoring

    Plus . . .

    • 6 strips Bacon Chopped into 1 to 2-inch pieces


    Instructions to Make Maple Bacon Cupcakes

    • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
    • Line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
    • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
    • In another bowl, mix together sugar and butter until it is light and fluffy. Add vanilla and maple extracts, mix again.
    • Add eggs, one at, mixing between each addition. Set aside.
    • In a small bowl, whisk together maple syrup and milk.
    • Alternate adding the dry ingredients and the maple syrup/milk mixture to the wet ingredients, mixing each addition until just combined.
    • Bake for 18-20 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center of the middle cupcake comes out clean.
    • Allow cupcakes to cool.
    • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix together butter and extracts for frosting until well combined.
    • Add powdered sugar and mix on low speed until sugar is combined. Mix for 1 minute or so on medium-high speed.
    • If frosting is too thick, add a dash of milk, or if it is too thin, add a tbsp of powdered sugar at a time until it is the right consistency.
    • Once cupcakes have cooled, frost, and top with a piece of cooked bacon. Enjoy!


    Please note that nutrition facts are subject to change based on your choice of ingredients.