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Maple French Toast Bacon Cupcakes

Sweet and French-toast flavor contrasted by the salty bacon. Say Hello to Maple French toast bacon cupcakes. The name is a mouthful, and so are the cupcakes… a mouthful of deliciousness!

Maple French toast bacon cupcakes. The name is a mouthful, and so are the cupcakes... a mouthful of deliciousness! \\ PassTheSushi.com

Want to streamline your baking, speed up your cooking and spend less time in the kitchen? Check your salt situation before you start baking…. Oh and check your eggs, too. Because when you look at a recipe and think there is no way that there is 30 minutes of prep work, know that the author somehow knew that you were going to have to stop a quarter of the way through to run out for salt. Then again, half way through when you realize you only have two eggs left in the fridge.
In other words, use some common sense and check everything before you start. A lesson I should have learned long before I made not two but three trips to the market today…

Three trips…  Seriously.

But so worth the trips for a taste of these maple French toast bacon cupcakes.

Maple French toast bacon cupcakes. The name is a mouthful, and so are the cupcakes... a mouthful of deliciousness! \\ PassTheSushi.com

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Maple French Toast Bacon Cupcakes

Maple French Toast Bacon Cupcakes

Sweet and French-toast flavor contrasted by the salty bacon. Say Hello to Maple French Toast Bacon Cupcakes!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

FOR THE CUPCAKES:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup cake flour
  • 3.9-ounce box vanilla pudding mix (instant)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon potato starch
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 large egg whites, at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup chopped cooked bacon (5 strips)

FOR THE FROSTING:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 3 strips bacon, cooked and chopped (optional)

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Place paper liners in a 12-cup muffin tin.

Prepare the cupcakes:

  1. Combine the flours, pudding mix, baking powder, potato starch, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a bowl with a whisk.
  2. In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugars with a mixer on low speed until combined, 6 to 8 minutes.
  3. Gradually mix in the vanilla and egg whites. Scrape down the sides of the bowl; continue mixing until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the flour mixture in 3 batches, alternating with the maple syrup and half-and-half, mixing after each addition and ending with flour.
  5. Mix until the ingredients are just combined; do not overmix.
  6. Fold in the bacon.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared muffin tin, filling each cup about three-quarters of the way.
  8. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Cool completely.

Meanwhile, prepare the frosting:

  1. Beat the cream cheese and butter with a mixer on medium speed until creamy.
  2. Add the confectioners’ sugar, maple syrup and cinnamon; beat until combined.
  3. Spread on the cooled cupcakes; top with chopped bacon, if desired.

Nutrition information provided is an estimate from nutritionix.com. For specific health concerns, please put the recipe into your Dr recommended nutrition calculator.

Maple French toast bacon cupcakes. The name is a mouthful, and so are the cupcakes... a mouthful of deliciousness! \\ PassTheSushi.com

Jodi

Sunday 17th of March 2013

would love to know what kind of frosting you used for the pictures b/c it surely wasn't the frosting in the recipe you shared. not.at.all

Kita

Sunday 17th of March 2013

I promise, it was.

Megan

Tuesday 19th of February 2013

Is there anything I could substitute for potato starch? I have checked every local grocery store and all employees have given me an alienated look and are unsure of what it is.

Kita

Tuesday 19th of February 2013

I would use cornstarch, tapioca, oooor just an extra bit of flour. :)

ambrosia

Wednesday 2nd of January 2013

Wow! I am intrigued and want to try this recipe!

SushiTail

Tuesday 20th of December 2011

Beautiful presentation! The bacon and maple syrup combination is an awesome concept.

Lindsey@Lindselicious

Thursday 8th of December 2011

Oh this looks so good! I love the bacon!

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