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Bacon Maple Cupcakes

5 from 3 votes
You're going to love the flavor of these bacon maple cupcakes. They're full of flavor and perfect for a fun and delicious fall treat.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 40 minutes

You’re going to love the flavor of these bacon maple cupcakes. They’re full of flavor and perfect for a fun and delicious fall treat.

The great part about making this simple cupcake recipe is that it’s a simple recipe to make. While it might LOOK as though there’s a lot of steps, I can assure you that they’re fast and pain-free to do as any other cake mix recipe.

Everyone will be so impressed with your bacon rose on top as well! You just might find yourself having cake decorating as a fun new side gig! These homemade cupcakes are perfect for parties or snacking at home.

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Pin showing the finished bacon maple cupcakes ready to eat

When it comes to making cupcakes, we literally love them all. Check out these Hot Fudge Sundae Cupcakes, Layered Red White and Blue Cupcakes, Cream Soda Cake Mix Cupcakes, or even these Cake Mix Snickerdoodle Cupcakes!

The reason that I’ll forever be a fan of cupcakes is that it’s a treat that I can grab and eat. No plate is needed. No fork is needed. And that means that there is no mess to clean up!

What type of bacon works best to make bacon roses?

The recipe below states that you can use any type of bacon that you’d like, but I would recommend medium-cut bacon or even thick-cut bacon so that the bacon rose is sturdy once you make it.

You don’t want it to be too flimsy and not hold that beautiful rose shape!

What tools are needed to make bacon maple cupcakes?

If you’re going to add on the frosting through a frosting bag, I love these reusable icing bags because they make it so simple to use and clean them for multiple uses.

Can I make these cupcakes gluten-free?

Absolutely. If gluten free cupcakes are a necessity for you, no worries. Just choose a mix that suits your needs. I know that Pillsbury makes gluten free cake mixes but I also really like the Krusteeze brand ones too!

You can also make any other dietary adjustments that you need to…like dairy free swaps, etc. Cupcakes are pretty forgiving so you should be able to make simple adjustments without much fuss.

Kitchen Essentials For Cupcake Recipes:

If you are trying to pick out some of the best supplies to stock your kitchen for cake mix recipes and baking in general, these are some of our favorites and must have items.

I like half sheet baking pans that are quality (hello no noisy pops or sloshed cookie dough from twisting), I line my cookie sheets with silicone baking mats. These are a must when doing cake mix recipes which can settle and become thin at lot easier than traditional cookie dough.

Of course mixing bowls, a mixer, spatula, and some whisks should be on your list if you don’t have ones that you love. I also like to have a set of cooling racks so that my recipes can properly cool before they’re scarfed down by my family!

For cupcakes you’ll also need cupcake pans, cupcake liners, and a mixer!

How to make maple bacon cupcakes with bacon roses:

Make certain to gather up all the ingredients listed below before you get started. There’s nothing worse than starting a recipe and realizing that you don’t have everything that you need on hand to complete it.

The full list of ingredients and the amount needed are listed below in the printable cupcake recipe.

How to make Maple Bourbon Cupcakes

Once you whip up these cupcakes once, you’re going to be excited and ready to make them again!

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

To make the roses out of bacon, take and brush one side of every bacon slice with maple syrup, sprinkle on brown sugar, roll it up and place the bacon bloom side up in a muffin tin. Put in the oven and bake until the bacon is crispy. Drain off excess grease by sitting on a paper towel.

To make the cupcakes prepare the batter according to the box. It will vary slightly depending on the brand you choose, etc. Once mixed stir in the maple syrup. If you want more bacon taste you can even stir in a few cooked bacon crumbles.

Pour the batter into a lined muffin tin, about 3/4 full.

Put into the oven and bake for 22-25 minutes. Remove and let the cupcakes cool.

If your box recommends more time for the cupcakes make sure to follow the directions for your particular brand so that it works out!

To make the frosting, cream together the butter and 1/3 cup of the powdered sugar at a time. Add in the maple syrup.

Once the cupcakes are cooled, add the frosting and then put the bacon rose right on top.

You can drizzle the tops with melted chocolate as well.

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There’s something for everyone and each of these recipes is simple and straightforward, no muss, no fuss. Just simple desserts that the whole family will enjoy.

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Here’s a quick printable guide to make these delicious Maple Bacon Cupcakes.. Don’t forget to check out the full post for the most tips, FAQs, and more!

Printable Bacon Maple Cupcakes Recipe:

Bacon Maple Cupcakes

5 from 3 votes
You're going to love the flavor of these bacon maple cupcakes. They're full of flavor and perfect for a fun and delicious fall treat.
Print Pin Rate
Servings: 12 cupcakes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • Bacon Rose Ingredients
  • 1 package of your favorite bacon lean cut bacon
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • Cupcake Ingredients
  • 1 boxed yellow cake mix with ingredients to prepare as listed
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • Frosting Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 3 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup of maple syrup
  • melted chocolate

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • To make the roses out of bacon, brush one side of every bacon slice with butter, sprinkle on brown sugar, roll it up and place the bacon bloom side up in a muffin tin. Put in the oven and bake until the bacon is crispy. Drain off excess grease by sitting on a paper towel.
  • To make the cupcakes prepare according to the box directions for cupcakes and mix in 2 tablespoons of maple syrup.
  • Pour the batter into a lined muffin tin, about 3/4 full.
  • Put into the oven and bake for 22-25 minutes. Remove and let the cupcakes cool.
  • To make the frosting, cream together the butter and 1/3 cup of the powdered sugar at a time. Add in the maple syrup.
  • Once the cupcakes are cooled, add the frosting and then put the bacon rose right on top.
  • You can drizzle the tops with melted chocolate as well.

Expert Tips

We didn't do it in this recipe but, if you want more bacon taste you can even stir in a few cooked bacon crumbles to the cupcake batter before baking.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Serving: 1g | Calories: 552kcal | Carbohydrates: 87g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 568mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 68g

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Glenda

Saturday 20th of November 2021

I LOVE the bacon rose! These cupcakes are beautiful and a real conversation starter. Plus, maple bacon? C'mon! So delicious!

Allyssa

Thursday 18th of November 2021

Thank you so much for sharing this amazing bacon maple cupcakes recipe! Will surely have this again! It's really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!

Miles

Thursday 18th of November 2021

I love this thanks for sharing this!

Jenni

Wednesday 17th of November 2021

These were so easy and so delicious! Everyone wanted to know how I made them!

Scarlet

Wednesday 17th of November 2021

Maple and bacon are such a good flavor combo and these cupcakes were so tasty!