Sunday, April 22, 2012

Baked Sunday Mornings: Maple Cupcake with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting and Candied Bacon

Everything is good with bacon....right?  When I saw that the baked group was  making these maple cupcakes I  went out and bought some maple syrup from the Amish at the flea market and knew that I wanted to top them off with this candied bacon recipe that I have been itching to try!  I halved the recipe because we are just 3 in this household and 24 cupcakes are just way too many.  The cupcakes were light, moist and not overly sweet which is a good thing because the frosting is plenty sweet but soooo good!  I topped it off with toasted walnuts and my candied bacon....a perfect touch!

Look and see what the other bakers did and get the recipe here.  I will add the candied bacon recipe to this post.  


Candied Bacon


Yield: 12 slices of bacon
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Addicting. Seriously.


1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
12 slices center-cut bacon (don't use extra-thick bacon)


1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and set a rack on top (like a cookie cooling rack). Spray the rack with nonstick spray.
2. Mix the sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Dip bacon slices in the cinnamon-sugar, coating both sides, and place the coated bacon strips on the rack. I like to poke the bacon into the grooves of the rack in a few places so your bacon will come out looking a little wavy.
3. Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until the bacon appears to be caramelized and somewhat crispy. Watch closely after 15 minutes since the sugar can begin to burn when left in too long. Serve immediately.


  1. What a great idea...candied bacon for these maple "pancake" it!

  2. Your cupcake is so pretty and I love the idea of topping it off with candied bacon! Thank you for the recipe. I want to try this out!

  3. Oh my gosh, candied bacon with these cupcakes is pure genius. Your frosting is so beautiful with the bacon and the chopped nuts -- absolutely amazing!

  4. I wanted to try making candied bacon but ran out of time!!! Thank you for posting a recipe to make it. I am sure it made the cupcakes that much better!

  5. Wow, Chelly! How creative! I think my brother would eat an entire pan of that bacon!

  6. Chelly...sorry I had to sit this one out! Your cupcakes look beautiful. And I LOVE the candied bacon on the top!

  7. Very pretty cupcake. Love the big swirl on top :o)

  8. i so wanna lick that luscious maple cream cheese frosting right now!


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