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Delicious cupcakes made with chocolate and beer, topped with a cream cheese frosting and, of course, bacon!


Recipe Summary

40 mins
10 mins
1 hr 20 mins
30 mins
24 cupcakes


Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Maple Bacon:


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 24 muffin cups with paper liners.

  • Bring stout and butter to a boil in a saucepan over medium-high heat, about 5 minutes. Set aside, stirring occasionally, until butter has melted. Mix in cocoa powder until smooth.

  • Mix flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl until thoroughly combined.

  • Mix eggs with sour cream in a large bowl using an electric mixer on low until well combined. Add beer mixture slowly, followed by flour mixture, until batter is smooth.

  • Divide batter between the prepared muffin cups, filling each about 2/3 full.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into the center of a cupcake comes out clean, 17 to 19 minutes.

  • Remove from the oven and let cool completely, about 30 minutes. Leave the oven on.

  • Meanwhile, lay bacon strips on an aluminum foil-lined baking sheet. Baste with 1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup, covering both sides.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 8 minutes. Turn bacon over, baste with remaining syrup, and bake until browned and crisp, about 8 minutes more, watching to make sure not to burn.

  • Remove bacon and lay strips on parchment paper so they don't stick to foil upon cooling. Let cool completely, 10 to 15 minutes. Chop into pieces.

  • Combine butter and powdered sugar in a bowl using an electric mixer until smooth. Beat in cream cheese until smooth. Beat in maple syrup. Frost cooled cupcakes and top with bacon bits.

Cook's Note:

Be careful not to take cupcakes out of the oven too early, as centers can fall.

Nutrition Facts

336 calories; protein 4.3g; carbohydrates 33.1g; fat 21.5g; cholesterol 72mg; sodium 326.7mg. Full Nutrition