Sunday, February 6, 2011

Maple Bacon Cupcakes

 Happy 27th Birthday to my old man husband! I love picking out what I am going to make for his birthday "treat" each year, and this year I thought that Maple Bacon Cupcakes would be perfect knowing what a bacon lover he is! I have seen bacon used in several dessert recipes, but I had never tried it for myself. These cupcakes are a great salty sweet dessert, but I have to say that he was not able to tell that they were bacon until I told him what the secret ingredient was. Knowing what it was, I could definitely taste it when I had a bacon bit in a bite but not so much when I got a bite with out it. Either way, he seemed to enjoy them! Their texture is more muffin-like that cake in my opinion as they are a bit crumbly, but the delicious maple frosting definitely removes any confusion that they are anything but a cupcake! I made the recipe exactly as written on the blog, Vanilla Garlic, so you can click here to get the recipe. However, I would recommend doubling the frosting because I ran out and had to make another batch. Also, I got 9 cupcakes from the recipe rather than the 6 that is stated. Let me know what you think if you try them!
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  1. Wow, these sound so interesting and I would totally have to try one if i had a chance! They look gorgeous too! Happy Birthday to your hubby!

  2. Dang they look really good. You should have made some for me and Boog an dem. We really like your cookies you make for the holidays.

  3. I want to try to make those! I love bacon, too. :) Such a fun idea!

  4. CD's birthday is in April. I'm so making these for him. :)

  5. Thanks, Lisa!

    Uncle Eddie-
    I will have to make more cookies for our next family gathering!

    I bet you could make a delicious gluten-free version!

    I bet Chris would like them- you may want to add more bacon to them so you can really taste it!