Maple Syrup Cupcakes with a Bacon Topper

Ok loves! This was an answer to a morning breakfast favorite. I wanted to make something bite size but packed with a sweet punch of salty and sweet.

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Maple Syrup Cupcakes with a bacon topper


For cake:

1 box of yellow cake mix

2 tbls Maple Syrup

1 tsp cinnamon

2 strips of cooked bacon for topping on cupcakes

For icing:

2 cups confectioners sugar

1tbl maple syrup

2 tbls cream cheese

1 tbls light cream or milk

3/4 stick of unsalted butter

1 tsp vanilla


Make yellow cake according to directions on the box.

Add your maple syrup and stir completely

I used a mini cupcake pan that I found at Aldi for $3.99.

Bake at 350 for 12-15

Removed once the toothpick is clean and set on cooling rack

For Icing:

Cream butter, cream cheese and maple syrup. Add light cream and vanilla. Slowly add confectioners sugar so it doesn't blow all over the place ( yes, been there done that!). Once the icing is at a creamy consistency, set aside. I put mine in the refrigerator for around15 minutes. Note: If the icing is not as creamy as you like add another tbls of cream cheese.

Frost your cupcakes.Once your bacon is cool enough to hold with your hands, break into 1 inch pieces and place in the middle of the cupcake. Sprinkle with cinnamon and drizzle with pancake syrup.

Delicious and easy to make!



My kids and husband LOVED them! I love these so much I will be making a different variety of them so stay tuned! Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog to get all the latest recipes and updates.

xoxo Tania!

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