Maple Bacon Cupcakes

Maple Bacon Cupcakes

For the Cupcakes
• 4 1/2 Tablespoon room temperature butter
• 1/2 Tablespoon bacon drippings (left in the refrigerator to solidify)
• 1 egg
• 5 Tablespoon brown sugar
• 4 Tablespoon maple syrup
• 1 1/4 Cup self-rising flour
• 1 Teaspoon baking soda
• 1/2 Teaspoon baking powder
• Pinch salt
• 1/4 Cup milk
• 1/2 Cup cooked and crumbled bacon
For the Frosting
• 4 Tablespoon butter
• 2 Tablespoon maple syrup
• 1 Cup powdered sugar turbinado sugar (optional but recommended)
• coarse grain sea salt (optional but recommended)
Preparation
For the Cupcakes
Step 1:
Cream butter and solidified bacon drippings together.
Step 2:
Add the brown sugar and maple syrup and beat again until creamy.
Step 3:
Add the egg and beat until combined.
Step 4:
Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together and then add some of the flour to the wet mixture. Stir the flour in and then add a little of the milk and stir it in.
Step 5:
Keep alternating stirring in flour and then milk, ending with flour. Mix just until combined and then fold half of the bacon pieces.
Step 6:
Spoon the batter into baking cups.
Step 7:
Place in oven at 350 degrees and bake for 16-19 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Recipe will make about 12 cupcakes.
For the Frosting:
Step 1:
Mix your maple frosting ingredients together and then frost your cooled cupcakes.
Step 2:
Add the remaining bacon pieces on top.