Buttermilk Maple-Bacon Cupcakes

These cupcakes won first prize at the Winneshiek County Fair in the Bacon Dessert competition. They remind me of pancakes!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
20 cupcakes


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 ½ cups buttermilk

  • 3 eggs, beaten

  • ½ cup vegetable oil

  • 1 teaspoon maple flavoring

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 4 slices crisp bacon, crumbled into bits


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 20 muffin cups.

  2. Mix flour, sugar, baking soda, and baking powder together in a bowl. Add buttermilk, eggs, oil, maple flavoring, and vanilla extract. Stir in crumbled bacon.

  3. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full of batter.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until a toothpick inserted into a cupcake comes out clean, 17 to 20 minutes.

Cook's Note:

I used a standard buttercream frosting recipe, added maple flavoring, and then topped with chunks of crispy bacon.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

204 Calories
8g Fat
31g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 20
Calories 204
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 31mg 10%
Sodium 236mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 41mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 66mg 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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