Maple Bacon Bourbon Cupcakes

maple bacon bourbon cupcakes

Maple Apple Bacon Bourbon Cupcakes

Yields:  16 pcs

Prep Time : 15 mins

Baking temp: 325°F

Total time: 40 mins

INGREDIENTS:

1 1/2 cup crispy bacon, crumbled, divided

1 box Betty Crocker™ SuperMoist™ yellow cake mix

3 eggs

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1cup water

4tablespoons maple syrup

3ounces cream cheese, at room temperature

1cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

3 1/2cups powdered sugar, sifted to get rid of clumps

1tablespoon bourbon

DIRECTIONS:

 

  • Prepare cake mix according to directions using the eggs, water and oil.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of maple syrup.
  • Fold in one cup of the bacon crumbles.
  • Using a ice cream scoop, fill a muffin pan (prepared with cupcake liners) 2/3 of the way up with batter.
  • Bake at 325°F for 18-20 minutes until slightly golden brown on top.
  • When done, remove from oven, place on wire rack and let cool.
  • While cupcakes are cooling, prepare frosting.
  • Using a stand mixer (or a bowl and electric mixer) add the cream cheese and butter together and cream until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  • Add bourbon, 2 tablespoons of maple syrup and 1 cup of powdered sugar and beat on low speed. Once powdered sugar is incorporated beat on medium speed.
  • Continue to add powdered sugar one cup at a time until you reach desired frosting consistency.
  • Pipe frosting onto cupcake (or just with knife).
  • Add the remaining 1/2 cup bacon crumbles on top of each cupcake for garnish

source :  peabody @tablespoon

 

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