Bacon Maple Cupcakes Recipe

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Brandie Published: July 8, 2021

How To Make Bacon Maple Cupcakes

Tender and sweet maple cupcakes are frosted with a semi-sweet chocolate ganache and topped with crispy bacon for the perfect slightly salty dessert.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 35 minutes



For Cupcakes:

  • cupsall purpose flour
  • cupscake flour,not self rising
  • 1tbspbaking powder
  • ½tspsalt
  • 2unsalted butter stick
  • cupssugar
  • 4large eggs
  • 2tbspmaple extract
  • cupsmilk

For Ganache:

  • 2cupsheavy cream
  • 1lbsemisweet chocolate
  • pinch of salt
  • bacon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line the cupcake pans with choice of cupcake liners. Into a medium bowl, sift together flours, baking powder, and salt; set aside.

  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then beat in maple extract.

  3. With the mixer on low speed, add the flour mixture in three parts, alternating with the milk and beginning and ending with the flour; beat until combined after each addition.

  4. Using an ice cream scoop, fill the cupcake liners ⅔ full. Bake 20 minutes until golden and the tester comes out clean.

  5. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, bring cream to a full boil; turn off heat. Add chocolate, and swirl pan to completely cover with cream. Slowly whisk mixture until smooth.

  6. Add salt; stir until combined. Transfer to a clean bowl and let chill overnight or until spreadable.

  7. When cupcakes have cooled, spread some ganache on top. Chill for a minute or two. While the cupcakes are chilling, cook up some bacon. (Crunchy and toasted is recommended.) Chop in pieces and top the cupcakes.


  • Calories: 483.33kcal
  • Fat: 29.34g
  • Saturated Fat: 17.71g
  • Trans Fat: 0.42g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.54g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.32g
  • Carbohydrates: 54.22g
  • Fiber: 1.96g
  • Sugar: 34.84g
  • Protein: 5.65g
  • Cholesterol: 106.25mg
  • Sodium: 310.37mg
  • Calcium: 113.58mg
  • Potassium: 176.13mg
  • Iron: 2.42mg
  • Vitamin A: 220.14µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.16mg
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