After finding a recipe for a maple bacon buttercream, we decided to create a cupcake that would give you a taste of the 'perfect breakfast': pancakes and bacon, with maple syrup of course!

Tom Wilson
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Maple Bacon Buttercream:

Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 12-cup muffin tin with cupcake liners.

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  • Beat sugar and shortening together in a bowl with an electric mixer until creamy. Sift pancake mix and flour together in a separate bowl; add baking powder. Combine buttermilk and egg in another bowl.

  • Add flour mixture to the creamed shortening in batches, alternating with the buttermilk mixture, beating batter briefly after each addition. Mix until combined; batter should be thick, not runny. Spoon batter into the muffin cups.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean, 15 to 16 minutes.

  • Cool cupcakes on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Run a table knife around the edges to loosen. Invert carefully onto a serving plate or cooling rack. Let cool, about 20 minutes.

  • Beat butter at high speed until creamy, about 3 minutes. Sift in powdered sugar slowly, beating until well combined. Add maple syrup, bacon, vanilla extract, and salt; mix well. Pipe buttercream onto cooled cupcakes.

Cook's Notes:

Do not use a just-add-water pancake mix.

For extra crispy bacon, toss with up to 1 tablespoon white sugar.

Nutrition Facts

479 calories; 23.5 g total fat; 64 mg cholesterol; 408 mg sodium. 63.2 g carbohydrates; 4.7 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
02/24/2019
Doubled the recipe and took them to work. Only brought 2 home and lots of good comments about then. The frosting was the hit! I will make these again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/24/2019
Doubled the recipe and took them to work. Only brought 2 home and lots of good comments about then. The frosting was the hit! I will make these again. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/24/2019
Doubled the recipe and took them to work. Only brought 2 home and lots of good comments about then. The frosting was the hit! I will make these again. Read More