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Super Baconator Cupcakes

Rated as 4.2 out of 5 Stars

"Sweet, savory and salty. Your mouth will thank you! Warning: this is not a healthy dessert and any attempts to make it healthy will anger the bacon gods. As with most cooking, using the highest quality ingredients yields the best product. So please use real butter, real (full-fat) cream cheese, and pure all-natural vanilla and maple extracts. Optional: sprinkle tops with coarsely ground salt.)"
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1 h 20 m servings 341
Original recipe yields 24 servings (2 dozen cupcakes)


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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 24 muffin cups or line with paper liners.
  2. Place bacon in a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. Drain bacon slices on paper towels and crumble. Measure 1 1/2 cups bacon pieces and reserve the rest for garnish.
  3. Stir flour, sugar, chocolate chips, baking soda, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl; make a well in the center. Whisk coffee, buttermilk, bacon grease, and eggs together in a separate bowl; pour into the flour mixture well. Stir until batter is just combined; fold in reserved 1 1/2 cups bacon. Spoon batter into the prepared muffin cups.
  4. Bake in the preheated oven until tops spring back when lightly pressed, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool cupcakes in the muffin tin set on a wire rack.
  5. Beat cream cheese and butter together in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth and creamy. Stir confectioners' sugar, maple extract, and vanilla extract into creamed butter mixture until frosting is smooth.
  6. Arrange cooled cupcakes on a serving platter and spread frosting over each cupcake; sprinkle with reserved bacon pieces.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 341 calories; 16.5 43.7 6.4 46 447 Full nutrition

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This was a great recipe but I did make a few changes I used regular flour and sugar and I lowered the amount of sea salt and I used white chocolate chips . but I think next time I may leave them...

I am excited to try this recipe! I love the warning, however, I am not looking for a healthy recipe, I have been searching all evening for a tasty bacon cupcake recipe and came across your comm...

Was not sure I would like this recipe but made them for my husband's birthday as he is a bacon lover. The bacon is not overpowering and the maple cream cheese frosting is the perfect compliment...

I loved these cupcakes. I love sugar and coffee and bacon and it was just so deliciously unhealthy for me! It's a wonderful treat for myself! The only thing that stops me from giving it a five s...

These were good but super greasy. I don't think the bacon grease should be used. If I do make them again I'm going to leave out the grease and just use butter and up the bacon. I couldn't taste ...