Moist butter pecan cupcakes topped with creamy maple frosting and crispy bacon.
Have you ever thought of something super unique in the kitchen, so you decided to make it? These Butter Pecan Maple Bacon Cupcakes are my unique dessert dish and I’m so proud of them. I have always enjoyed sweet and salty put together and I think this dessert is just perfect for that. I had some bacon on hand so I decided to use it up and make these cupcakes. I thought it was creative and the world needs to make these cupcakes for their own taste buds to enjoy.
Butter Pecan Maple Bacon Cupcakes
Cupcakes have always been a favorite of mine. They are easy to make and smaller to eat, which means easier to take places. If we have a party, then I can whip up some cupcakes and bring them with us. Butter Pecan Maple Bacon Pancakes will always be the topic of the party. People won’t be sure if they should try them or not. Once they try them, they’ll be amazed at how delicious they are!
Does Bacon Taste Good On Cupcakes?
I know one question that you can’t stop asking is why is there bacon on top? Bacon on top helps add a bit of saltiness and a bit of crunchiness. When you bite into the cupcake you will be pleasantly surprised with how amazing bacon tastes. If you have some bacon sitting in your cabinet, make sure you give this recipe a try.
Bacon actually tastes good on a lot of things. If you love bacon and want to get more creative with your foods, starting adding it to more of your desserts, you may just be amazed! Bacon is an excellent protein too. So, when it’s paired with something sweet, it’s the perfect flavor combination and you’re getting something in your body to help balance your blood sugar.
What Does Butter Pecan Maple Taste Like?
Many of you may be wondering what this particular taste actually tastes like when it’s consumed in the form of a cupcake. Well, I would describe this taste like a sweet maple flavor. It’s not overpowering, but it’s that perfectly sweet taste that you want to get when you’re having a dessert. If you’re like me and don’t like overly sweet, then this dessert is for you.
What Are Pecan and Maple?
This is a familiar taste during the fall months when people are making their favorite desserts. Pecan and maple are a familiar taste that you might enjoy in your favorite Starbucks latte. Adding the flavoring to cupcakes is actually pure genius. Although you don’t need to reserve this cupcake to only fall, it is something you can enjoy year-round.
I hope you’ll take the time to make these delicious cupcakes. Your taste buds are going to love you for giving them something new and different. Remember that butter pecan maple is an amazing flavor and you can’t go wrong adding a little bacon on top. When do you plan on making these? I’d love to hear what you think.
Butter Pecan Maple Bacon Cupcakes
- ½ cup unsalted butter room temperature
- ½ cup pecans chopped
- 1 ½ cup all purpose flour
- ¾ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 cup brown sugar packed
- 2 eggs room temperature
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ cup buttermilk room temperature
- 6 tbsp unsalted butter room temperature
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- ¼ tsp maple extract
- 2 tbsp heavy whipping cream
- 4 bacon cooked
- Heat oven to 350F.
- Line cupcake pan with paper liners.
- Whisk four, then sift twice into a medium bowl with baking powder and baking soda.
- In a separate bowl combine the sugar, salt and 1 stick of soft butter.
- Beat the butter, sugar and salt at medium speed for 5 minutes.
- Add eggs, one at a time, add vanilla with the last egg and beat well.
- Now while on low speed of a mixer, add flour mix, alternate with milk, beginning and ending with the flour.
- Add nuts with the last addition of flour.
- Stir batter to fully mix all ingredients.
- Fill cupcake tins 3/4 full.
- Bake 20-25 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
- Cool for 15 minutes in cupcake pan.
- Remove from cupcake pan and continue to cool on wire rack for 1 hour prior to frosting.
- In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat butter till light and fluffy slowly adding powder sugar and continue to beat for 4-5 minutes maximum.
- Scrape the bottom and sides of the bowl gradually adding more powdered sugar.
- If ingredients do not cream add whipping cream.
- If the ingredients do cream test to see if the frosting will hold onto a spoon while being held upside down.
- Add the maple extract and crumbled bacon bits. ( Hold 2 pieces of bacon for topping)
- Mix well.
- Scoop frosting into a pastry bag with a frosting tip.
- Twist the open end of the bag until frosting begins to come out of the tip.
- Frost the cupcakes.
- Add a small piece of fried bacon to the top of the frosting on the cupcake.