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Maple Bacon Bourbon Cupcakes

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 16

A flavor combo that is sure to please dad on Father's Day. MORE + LESS -

Baker Peabody
October 28, 2014

Ingredients

1 1/2
cup crispy bacon, crumbled, divided
1
box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix
3
eggs
1/2
cup vegetable oil
1
cup water
4
tablespoons maple syrup
3
ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
1
cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
3 1/2
cups powdered sugar, sifted to get rid of clumps
1
tablespoon bourbon

Steps

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  • 1
    Prepare cake mix according to directions using the eggs, water and oil.
  • 2
    Add 2 tablespoons of maple syrup.
  • 3
    Fold in one cup of the bacon crumbles.
  • 4
    Using a ice cream scoop, fill a muffin pan (prepared with cupcake liners) 2/3 of the way up with batter.
  • 5
    Bake at 325°F for 18-20 minutes until slightly golden brown on top.
  • 6
    When done, remove from oven, place on wire rack and let cool.
  • 7
    While cupcakes are cooling, prepare frosting.
  • 8
    Using a stand mixer (or a bowl and electric mixer) add the cream cheese and butter together and cream until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  • 9
    Add bourbon, 2 tablespoons of maple syrup and 1 cup of powdered sugar and beat on low speed. Once powdered sugar is incorporated beat on medium speed.
  • 10
    Continue to add powdered sugar one cup at a time until you reach desired frosting consistency.
  • 11
    Pipe frosting onto cupcake (or just with knife).
  • 12
    Add the remaining 1/2 cup bacon crumbles on top of each cupcake for garnish.
 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
440
Calories from Fat
210
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
36%
Saturated Fat
11g
55%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
45mg
15%
Sodium
350mg
15%
Potassium
85mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
52g
17%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
41g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • Instead of buying the traditional tie this year, why not make something your dad will really appreciate for Father’s Day – Maple Bacon Bourbon Cupcakes!

    When your dad hears you say bacon and bourbon in one sentence – and then learns it's in cupcake form – he’ll be quite the proud papa. Besides, making anything instead of buying it usually means that much more…it shows you took the time to show dear old dad just what he means to you.

    To make the cupcakes:

    Gather the ingredients.

    Prepare cake mix according to directions using the eggs, water and oil. Fold in one cup of the bacon crumbles.

    Using an ice cream scoop (nice for portioning), fill a prepared muffin pan 2/3 of the way up (prepared with cupcake liners).

    Bake at 325F for 18-20 minutes until slightly golden brown on top. When done, remove from oven, place on wire rack and let cool.

    While the cupcakes are cooling, prepare the frosting. Using a stand mixer (or a bowl and electric mixer) add the cream cheese and butter together and cream until light and fluffy, about three minutes. Add bourbon and 1 cup of powdered sugar and beat on low speed. Once powdered sugar is incorporated beat on medium speed. Continue to add powdered sugar one cup at a time until you reach desired frosting consistency.

    Pipe frosting onto cupcake (or just use a knife).

    Add the remaining 1/2 cup bacon crumbles on top of each cupcake for garnish.

    Bourbon. Bacon. Cupcakes. A sure winner for Father’s Day!

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