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
1 box of yellow cake mix
2 tbls Maple Syrup
1 tsp cinnamon
2 strips of cooked bacon for topping on cupcakes
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
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.