Yummy Maple Bacon Cupcakes

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This recipe was given to me by a close friend. I was headed to a bacon party and the dessert list was quite limited. These cupcakes were eaten before the entrees and disappeared quickly! The bacon is the clincher. It is a must and the buttermilk in the batter makes it taste amazing.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hr
48 mini cupcakes


  • 1 ½ cups white sugar

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • 2 eggs

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

  • 1 ⅓ cups buttermilk

Maple Buttercream Frosting:

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • ¼ cup shortening

  • ½ cup maple syrup

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 2 ½ cups confectioners' sugar

  • 6 strips cooked bacon, crumbled

  • 1 teaspoon raw sugar, or as desired


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Fill 48 mini muffin cups with paper liners.

  2. Beat sugar and butter together in a large bowl using an electric mixer until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla extract.

  3. Combine flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg in a medium bowl. Add to the sugar mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, alternating with buttermilk. Mix well after each addition. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full of batter.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean, 18 to 21 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack before frosting, at least 20 minutes.

  5. Beat butter and shortening together until fluffy to start the frosting. Beat in maple syrup and salt. Add confectioners' sugar; beat until smooth. Frost the cooled cupcakes and sprinkle bacon crumbles and raw sugar on top.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

127 Calories
5g Fat
20g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 127
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 3g 14%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 71mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 28mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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