Pancake Cupcakes With Maple Frosting and Candied Bacon

Ingredients

1/2 cup #flour
2 #tea­spoon bak­ing powder
1/2 tea­spoon #salt
3/4 tea­spoon #ground ginger
1 stick #or
1/2 cup #unsalted but­ter, softened
1 1/4 cups #maple syrup
2 tea­spoons #vanilla extract
1/2 cup #buttermilk
For the Frosting
3 ounces of cream cheese, also softened
2/3 cup of dark-brown sugar (I use golden)
1/4 tea­spoon salt
3/4 tea­spoon of vanilla extract
4 #bacon slices
2 #table­spoons maple sugar, divided

Preparation

1
For the Cupcakes
2
Pre­heat your oven 350 degrees F.
3
Sift the flour, bak­ing pow­der, bak­ing soda, salt, and gin­ger together. Set aside.
4
Beat the but­ter and sugar on medium speed in a large bowl until they are fluffy.
5
Add in eggs, syrup and vanilla. Mix until blended.
6
Then mix in the flour mix­ture alter­nat­ing with the but­ter­milk. Do about one-third of the flour and then one-third of the but­ter­milk, and so on. Add the nuts if using.
7
Fill muf­fin or cup­cake tins, either lined or but­tered, accord­ing to your pref­er­ence. Cook for approx­i­mately 20 min­utes or until your tester comes out clean.
8
Cool totally.
9
For the Frosting
10
Beat the soft­ened but­ter, cream cheese, brown sugar and salt in a medium-sized bowl until fluffy. Once again, it is crit­i­cal that your ingre­di­ents be softened.
11
While you keep beat­ing, add both the maple syrup and the vanilla.
12
Slowly add the con­fec­tion­ers’ sugar and grad­u­ally increase the speed to high. Con­tinue beat­ing until the icing is fluffy.
13
Chill the maple-butter frost­ing for one hour before using.
14
For the Bacon
15
Pre­heat oven to 400°F. Line rimmed bak­ing sheet with foil. Place rack in cen­ter of foil. Lay bacon slices on rack. Sprin­kle 1 table­spoon maple sugar evenly over bacon. Bake until sugar is melted, about 8 min­utes. Sprin­kle remain­ing 1 table­spoon sugar over same side of bacon. Bake until bacon is deep brown and glazed, 12 to 14 min­utes longer. Remove from oven.
16
Pre­heat broiler. Broil bacon until sugar on top bub­bles thickly, watch­ing closely to pre­vent burn­ing, 1 to 2 min­utes. Cool bacon com­pletely on rack. Cut into 1/4-inch dice.

 



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18.0 cupcakes

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