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Maple Walnut Cream Cheese Cupcakes with Candied Bacon

Maple Walnut Cream Cheese Cupcakes with Candied Bacon

Maple Walnut Cream Cheese Cupcakes with Candied Bacon Garnish. They’re everything you could ever want or expect from a cupcake. Sweet, salty, tender, and perfectly rewarding.
Maple Walnut Cream Cheese Cupcakes with Candied Bacon Garnish \\ Get the recipe on PassTheSushi.comI 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 or breakfast burgers. Most breakfast foods to me are too 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.

Oh, and who doesn’t love maple walnut cream cheese on a bagel? Or in a cupcake?

The final product, cupcakes that taste like pancakes, with maple cream cheese frosting and candied bacon on top. After a few minutes of Google certifying that this wasn’t a silly idea, I got to baking.

 

 

 

Since I combined two recipes to make these, I named this sweet breakfast treat maple walnut cream cheese cupcakes.

 

Maple Walnut Cream Cheese Cupcakes with Candied Bacon Garnish \\ PassTheSushi.com

 

 

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. Add maple walnut cream cheese in there with it and you may never want any other cupcake again.
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Update:
This post made it to #1 on FoodBuzz Top 9 on November 10, 2010!
Maple Walnut Cream Cheese Cupcakes with Candied Bacon Garnish in the #1 spot on Foodbuzz Top 9 - November 6, 2010
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