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This easy recipe for maple bacon cupcakes has been one of the most popular on my blog for 3 years! Light fluffy maple cupcakes filled with chunks of candied bacon and topped with a luscious cream cheese maple frosting
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1 lbs center cut thick cut bacon
1 C brown sugar
7 Tbsp rice vinegar
5 Tbsp maple syrup
Preheat the oven to 350
Place a cooling rack in side a jelly roll pan (I put a silicone mat underneath to make clean up easier)
Then lay out your bacon flat over the top (You can put them super close but NOT overlapping).
Place it in the oven for 10 mins, then flip the bacon and cook another 5 mins.
While that’s cooking mix the brown sugar, maple syrup and rice vinegar.
Pull out the bacon and brush the sugar coating onto it, then cook another 5 mins.
Every 5 mins flip the bacon and brush on more coating.
This took me anywhere from 8-10 flips, its slow coming up to cooked, but then it goes from perfect to burnt fast.
It will still be SOFT when it’s done, so don’t keep cooking until it’s crunchy or it will BURN.
Go by looks, it will shrink a bit, the red will get dark, the edges will get crunchy.
Leave them to cool and they will harden up!
Serve by itself, in cupcakes, on top of ice cream or anywhere your brave enough to try

2 C vanilla sugar (make vanilla sugar
3 1/2 C cake flour (homemade cake flour )
1 Tbsp baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 C butter softened
4 large eggs, room temperature
2/3 C plain greek yogurt or sour cream
1/2 C mayo
1 ½ Tbsp vanilla
1 1/2 tsp maple extract
1 1/3 cup whole milk
8 strips candied bacon diced
preheat oven to 350
In a medium-sized mixing bowl or bowl of a stand mixer, mix together cake flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
Add the vanilla bean sugar and mix until well combined.
Add butter and mix on medium-low speed until you end up with a fine crumb
In a small mixing bowl, whisk together eggs, yogurt, mayo, vanilla and maple extract until smooth.
Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and beat on medium speed until just combined.
Slowly add milk and mix on low speed until just combined. The batter will be wet
Fold in half the diced candied bacon
scoop into cupcake tins and sprinkle the rest of the bacon on top
bake 14-18 mins

8 oz cream cheese
1 C butter
2-3 tsp maple extract
1 1/2 lbs powdered sugar
3/4 C heavy whipping cream
½ tsp gelatin
1 Tbsp water
Beat the cream cheese and butter with whisks until smooth.
Add the maple extract and beat until it’s incorporated
Add the powdered sugar and beat until smooth
In a small bowl stir the gelatin and water together, let it bloom then microwave for 30 seconds – let cool for about 5 mins
In a separate bowl beat the whipping cream to stiff peaks, add the cooled gelatin
Fold the stabilized whipped cream into the frosting a little at a time until your happy with the texture – you don’t have to use it all.

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ASHLEE MARIE is all about from scratch recipes, cake decorating tutorials and fun themed foods. I believe anyone can be a chef with the right tips and tricks. I love creating delicious food at home and enjoy sharing my recipes with you. I’m self taught and if I can do it you can do it I hope that my videos help you learn to make dishes and desserts you’ve always dreamed of making

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