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Maple Browned Butter Bacon Cupcakes recipe

Maple Browned Butter Bacon Cupcakes.

Ever dip your bacon in the maple syrupwhen eating pancakes or waffles? Well, these sweet and savorycupcakes were made specifically for bacon lovers with a sweettooth.

Recipe: Maple Browned ButterBacon Cupcakes

3 strips center-cut bacon3/4 cup plus 1/2 teaspoon packed lightbrown sugar – divided use1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt1/2 cup butter, lightly browned (Meltbutter in skillet over medium heat; cook until butter beginsto brown, watch closely.)2 large eggs1/3 cup lowfat buttermilk1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons pure maplesyrup – divided use1 teaspoon vanilla extract1 (16-ounce) container white preparedfrosting

  • Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).Arrange strips of bacon on a rack set in a rimmed baking sheet(line baking sheet with foil for easy clean up).
  • Bake, rotating pan halfway through cooking,for about 15 minutes or until bacon is almost crisp. Remove 2strips of bacon and place on paper towel to cool. Sprinkle remainingpiece of bacon evenly with 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar. Bake for3 minutes or until sugar melts. Set aside to use as garnish.
  • Reduce oven temperature to 350°F (175°C).Line 12-cup muffin tin with paper or foil liners.
  • Combine flour, baking powder and saltin large bowl; mix well.
  • Whisk together browned butter, remaining3/4 cup sugar, eggs, buttermilk, 1/4 cup maple syrup and vanillaextract in large mixer bowl. Gradually stir in flour mixture.Crumble the 2 strips of bacon and fold into batter. Spoon intoprepared cups, filling 2/3 full.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until wooden pickinserted in cupcake comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rackfor 15 minutes. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
  • Stir remaining 2 tablespoons maple syrupinto prepared frosting. Pipe onto cupcakes. Crumble remainingsugar-coated strip of bacon; sprinkle over cupcakes.

    Makes 12 cupcakes.

    Nutritional Information Not Provided.

    Recipe and photograph are the propertyof Nestl ® and, used with permission.


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