Friday, May 29, 2015

Maple Bacon Cupcakes

As promised, I've been baking!
The icing is coming but I've done the cupcakes so for now you'll get the recipe for those.
With a small child who requires entertaining, baking these days gets done in stages or not at all. 
I'm only blogging because she's been napping like a champion today. I suspect a growth spurt.

For John's birthday we're doing a 'Ron Swanson' theme (from Parks and Recreation) because they share many likes and dislikes. 
Taking Ron's love of breakfast food I googled some bacon cupcake recipes.
This one does not disappoint.
Recipe from the glorious website Bacon Today

Maple Bacon Cupcakes
(makes about 10 cupcakes)

  • Fry 6 pieces of bacon then mince into small pieces. Set aside about 1 tbsp of bacon grease and allow it to solidify in the fridge.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a muffin tin.
  • In a bowl, cream together 4 1/2 tbsp butter with 5 tbsp brown sugar. Add in 1 tbsp bacon grease. Add in 1 egg and 4 tbsp maple syrup.
  • In a separate bowl, mix together 1 1/4 cup flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1 pinch salt. 
  • Mix half of the flour into wet ingredients, then add 1/4 cup milk and the rest of the flour.  Fold in the minced bacon (about 1/4 cup).
  • Pour into muffin tins (filling about 3/4 full) and bake for about 20 minutes. 

Maple icing recipe coming up soon :)

No comments:

Post a Comment