French Toast Cupcakes! Oh my goodness! What a delight!
Of course there’s a twist to these…can you spot what is garnished on the tops? The combination is wonderful, and the cupcakes are super moist and yes, very addictive!
These are wonderful soft and moist little cakes with a vanilla and maple flavor, frosted with maple cream and then topped off with some candied bacon. A super easy recipe and always so popular as a breakfast, dessert or for parties!
Recipe from Peggy Mitchell
Prep Time: 20 minutes plus bacon cook time
Cook Time: 8 – 10 minutes
Yield: 12 cupcakes
2 cups of all purpose flour
1 box of vanilla instant pudding
1 tsp of baking powder
1 tsp of cinnamon
1 tsp of nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt
1 stick of unsalted room temperature butter
1 tsp of vanilla extract
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup of brown sugar
4 eggs at room temperature
1/4 cup maple syrup ( real is best)
1/2 cup of room temperature half and half
Maple Butter Cream
1 cup of room temperature unsalted butter
4 cups of powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup of maple syrup
Candied Bacon for the top
1/2 lb of bacon fried and browned
3 TBS of brown sugar
3 TBS of maple syrup
Make the cupcakes
1. Cream your butter and sugar together for 5 mins.
2. Add your eggs one at a time till pale in color. 3. Add your vanilla and your half and half. Slowly incorporate all the dry ingredients in the mix when all combined add your maple syrup right at the end.
3. Line your cupcake tins and bake on 350 F for 8 to 10 mins till your tester comes out dry.
Let them cool completely. As you are waiting, make your Maple Butter cream
Make the butter cream
Cream your butter slowly add 1 cup at a time of your powdered sugar. Before you put your 3rd cup of sugar into the bowl add your vanilla and half of your maple syrup. Combine this for 5 mins. Than after 5 mins add the remaining of the sugar and the maple syrup. Let this cream together for another 5 mins. Top your cupcakes.
Make the candied bacon
Combine the bacon ingredients together on a lined cookie sheet, lay the bacon flat and let them cook until brittle in the oven at 425 F. Takes about 10 to 15 mins.
Remove from oven and let chill for about an hour and crush and add as a topping for your
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