Pancake Cupcakes with Maple Frosting and Candied Bacon

I am not big on breakfast foods. I really don’t like to eat before noon for some reason and, if I do eat breakfast, I want something like steak. Most breakfast foods to me are very sweet and sugary and pretty much send my palate into overdrive first thing in the morning. However, after seeing the words “Candied Bacon” in Bon Appetit the other day, the first thing that came to mind was breakfast goodies – and cupcakes.


Seriously, candied bacon sprinkles? Yes, please. The final product, pancake cupcakes with maple frosting and candied bacon on top. After a few minutes of google certifying that this wasn’t a silly idea, I got to baking.




Let me just tell you, candied bacon is everything you dream it could be. The sweet sugary mix with the crunchy salty bacon is pure heaven.
This post made it to #1 on FoodBuzz Top 9!


  1. breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and i’m sure if i made these i’d rationalize cupcakes for breakfast:-) delicious looking recipe

  2. I can’t agree with the no breakfast (it’s my Favorite meal of the day) but I can totally agree with these cupcakes. They are so cute too!

  3. Wow – it’s a great thing to be able to combine meals this way (dessert and breakfast).

  4. um, yes please.

  5. Jason & Angie says:

    Keep in mind that this is from my wife and I. We are in complete awe as to how this cupcake brought the taste of breakfast into our mouth(s) much in the same way Jelly Belly’s recreate complex flavors in a single jelly bean. Our only change would be to not candy the bacon. We feel that this would bring out the salty aspect that would put this delight over the top. However, we’ve never had candied bacon and it was fantastic too.

  6. is that the correct amount of flour in the cupcakes? it only says “1/2 cups flour.” i imagine it’s 1-1/2 cups, no? also, what is the quantity yield?


    • Thank you so much for noticing this! The recipe actually calls for 2 1/2 cups flour. I may reduce that to 2 cups though in hindsight because mine were a little more dense then I prefer for a cupcake.
      I got 14 fairly large cupcakes out of this recipe.

  7. Hey there! Congrats on making it to #1 on FoodBuzz Top 9 today :) This looks absolutely delicious!!

  8. Congrats on Top 9…this is one great cupcake…candied bacon..mmmm sounds delicious and thanks for sharing :)

  9. all I saw was cupcakes and bacon…that’s how I ended up here lol. so like a dozen would be great and that’s just for me.

    saw you on SITS but congrats on the Top 9!

  10. I just realized I posted a comment on another of your recipes…you rock!! What a delicious cupcake. Congrats on another perfect foodbuzz top 9!


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