Okay, I know what you’re thinking. Bacon cupcakes? Yes, bacon cupcakes!
These cupcakes are purely indulgent. I love bacon and I rarely eat it but, when I do it’s usually for breakfast. I love dipping my bacon in maple syrup so, I decided to bake maple cupcakes. I figure chocolate goes with anything so, I dipped the maple cupcakes in chocolate ganache and then I garnished them with chopped hickory-smoked bacon. It’s a sweet and savory experience like no other!
Here’s how I made the maple cupcakes.
In a stand mixer, cream unsalted butter and brown sugar together until nice and creamy then add real maple syrup. Add room temperature eggs and mix until incorporated.
Sift flour, salt and baking powder and mix until combined.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 15 minutes until golden.
For the chocolate ganache, I brought ½ cup of heavy cream to boil and poured over 8 ounces of Guittard semi-sweet chocolate chips and added a ½ teaspoon of instant coffee. Whisk together until smooth.
Dip maple cupcakes in ganache and garnish with chopped hickory-smoked bacon (You could prepare the bacon ahead of time).
Bacon Chocolate & Maple Cupcakes!