Maple Bacon French Toast Cupcakes

Moist cinnamon-maple cupcakes, topped off with maple cream cheese frosting, bacon crumbles and a drizzle of pure maple syrup. Now you can have breakfast for dessert too!

Moist maple bacon French toast cupcakes with maple cream cheese frosting recipe from @bakedbyrachel

When I was visiting Julie over the weekend, we did two different cupcake tastings. It’s become a tradition to find sweet treats and sample them together. Not even just on our own excursions but with good friends. It’s a fun way to sample a variety of flavors without feeling super guilty. Plus, it’s fun to critique them and declare a winner or at least favorite. Though, sometimes there’s a tie and an obvious loser.

No cupcakes are created equal. Some are obviously more moister than others or packed with more amazing flavors and sometimes even surprises. Oh the surprise fillings always kill me… in a good way. You slice in and find something unexpected and totally delicious. Always a win!

Moist maple bacon French toast cupcakes with maple cream cheese frosting recipe from @bakedbyrachel

On one of our recent cupcake tastings, we got to try a French toast cupcake. So, this is inspired after that. It was one of my favorite flavors of the weekend and definitely had to be recreated.

A moist cinnamon-maple cupcake, topped off with smooth maple cream cheese frosting, salty bacon crumbles and for the finishing touch… a drizzle of pure maple syrup. It’s a cupcake not to miss and a fun way to enjoy breakfast even for dessert!

Even better, this recipe makes just 7 cupcakes. So, you won’t have a lot sitting around taunting you. And, it’s super easy to increase if you want to make more for a gathering!

Be sure to add these fun and flavorful maple bacon French toast cupcakes to your baking plans!

Moist maple bacon French toast cupcakes with maple cream cheese frosting recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Yield: 7 cupcakes

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Maple Bacon French Toast Cupcakes

Moist cinnamon-maple cupcakes, topped off with maple cream cheese frosting, bacon crumbles and a drizzle of pure maple syrup.

Ingredients:

Cupcake:

  • 1/2C granulated sugar
  • 1/4C unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3/4C all purpose flour
  • 1/3C milk

Frosting:

  • 4oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 2C powdered sugar

Additional ingredients:

  • 2-3 slices bacon
  • pure maple syrup

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a cupcake tin with 7 liners.
  2. In a large bowl or stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in egg, maple syrup and vanilla. Scrape bowl as needed. Add dry ingredients, mixing until combined. With mixer running on low, slowly drizzle in milk, mixing until all ingredients are incorporated well and no streaks remain.
  3. Divide between prepared liners, using a large cookie scoop.
  4. Bake for 20-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  5. Prepare bacon as desired. If baking, increase oven temperature to 400°F. Line a small baking pan with foil. Bake bacon for 12-15 minutes. Drain on paper towels and chop into small pieces.
  6. In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat together cream cheese and butter, followed by maple syrup. Add 1/2 cup powdered sugar at a time to cream cheese mixer. Beat until smooth and piping consistency is reached. Transfer to a large piping bag, fit with a piping tip.
  7. Frost cupcakes. Top off with bacon. When ready to serve, drizzle lightly with maple syrup.

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38 Responses to “Maple Bacon French Toast Cupcakes”

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    Medeja — March 26, 2015 at 5:38 am

    They look incredible!

    • Rachel — March 26th, 2015 @ 7:15 pm

      Thanks Medeja!

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    Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg — March 26, 2015 at 6:20 am

    My friend owns an ice cream shop in Connecticut and he makes a waffle and maple bacon ice cream. Although I don’t eat bacon (I know, who doesn’t eat bacon?), these would be perfect for my boyfriend and his friends. I’d totally snack on a plain french toast cupcake though! :D

    • Rachel — March 26th, 2015 @ 7:15 pm

      That ice cream sounds incredible! Now I have to try it :)

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    Julie @ Table for Two — March 26, 2015 at 7:44 am

    Love everything about this post!! That cupcake was definitely really good. I spy something we bought in Clifton at the gift shop ;) perfect prop!

    • Rachel — March 26th, 2015 @ 7:15 pm

      Perfect prop! Now I wish I’d bought more lol ;)

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    danielle — March 26, 2015 at 10:18 am

    Oh my goodness – these sound crazy amazing!

    • Rachel — March 26th, 2015 @ 7:15 pm

      Thanks Danielle!

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    Annie @ Annie's Noms — March 26, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    These just look divine!! An already perfect breakfast turned into an even more perfect cupcake!!

    • Rachel — March 26th, 2015 @ 7:16 pm

      Thanks so much Annie!

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    Kelsey @ Snacking Squirrel — March 26, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    FABULOUS! And the creativity is so noticeable with these. You’re amazing and such an artist!

    • Rachel — March 26th, 2015 @ 7:16 pm

      Thanks so much Kelsey! :)

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    Amanda | The Cinnamon Scrolls — March 27, 2015 at 2:31 am

    These look fantastic! I love french toast, bacon, and maple syrup, so combining all of those into a cupcake is a dream come true! I also really appreciate that this is a small batch recipe. With only the two of us, we find it hard to resist consuming the 12 or 24 batch recipes. You’re keeping our waistlines in check too! ;)

    • Rachel — March 27th, 2015 @ 7:29 am

      Thanks so much Amanda! And I completely agree, smaller batches are so much better! :)

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    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel — March 27, 2015 at 11:11 am

    These cupcakes look crazy good! Several years ago I worked at a cupcake shop and we sold maple bacon cupcakes on Sundays. I always worked Sundays and it was so hard to resist them every weekend because they smelled and tasted so amazing. These look even BETTER and I can’t wait to try them!

    • Rachel — March 28th, 2015 @ 8:13 am

      Thanks Hayley! And what a fun job! I can understand why it was so hard to resist them! :)

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    Amanda — March 28, 2015 at 12:19 am

    I am dying! These cupcakes are so amazing!!!

    • Rachel — March 28th, 2015 @ 8:15 am

      Thanks Amanda!

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — March 29, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    Cupcake tasting sounds like the best way to spend the weekend! Esp with Julie! So glad you guys had fun, and these look positively fabulous!

    • Rachel — March 30th, 2015 @ 7:23 am

      It was so much fun. We need to plan a weekend when you can make it too! :)

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    nicole @ I am a Honey Bee — March 30, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    cupcakes tastings are the best!!!

    • Rachel — March 30th, 2015 @ 6:28 pm

      Agreed! :)

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    Julie | This Gal Cooks — April 13, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    Um YUM! My vote for best cupcakes ever! :)

    • Rachel — April 14th, 2015 @ 7:39 am

      Thanks Julie!

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    Thalia @ butter and brioche — April 13, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    Sweet and salty is my favourite kind of flavour combination, so I can imagine I would LOVE these maple bacon french toast cupcakes. They look perfect & delicious!

    • Rachel — April 14th, 2015 @ 7:39 am

      Thanks so much Thalia!

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    Kay Sugg — May 23, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    Just had a go at making these, and they turned out great! Thank you very much for the recipe.
    Being from UK I’ve had to check and convert the weights and measures and found that the icing was a little loose, so next time I will add more icing sugar (powdered sugar) to the mix, but overall the taste and finish is fantastic and I shall definitely be making these again.

    • Rachel — May 24th, 2015 @ 10:22 am

      So glad you enjoyed it, Kay! Thanks so much for sharing :)

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    Elise — August 10, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    Looks delicious! I don’t think there is a better combination out there than maple and bacon. :) I’ve had maple bacon doughnuts, but never cupcakes, so I will be trying these soon!

    • Rachel — August 11th, 2015 @ 10:49 am

      Thanks Elise. I hope you enjoy them!

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    Liz — January 15, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    That drizzle of syrup just pushes these over the top! Brava!

    • Rachel — January 16th, 2016 @ 8:15 am

      Thanks Liz!

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    Michele {Delish Dishes from Michele} — February 16, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    I made these for my husband last night and OMG they were so good!!! I think he almost proposed to me again LOL! Thanks so much for the recipe! And the portion size is perfect for just us. We hate making cupcakes and eating on them for days. Too many calories lol.

    • Rachel — February 17th, 2016 @ 7:12 am

      Haha! So glad you both enjoyed them so much! Thanks so much for sharing, Michele. :)

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    Catia — June 13, 2016 at 11:24 am

    These sound incredible!

    • Rachel — June 14th, 2016 @ 8:42 am

      Thanks Catia!

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    Megan — July 11, 2016 at 9:38 am

    Can you freeze these, Rachel?

    • Rachel — July 12th, 2016 @ 6:53 am

      I haven’t personally tried. If you’re comfortable with freezing baked goods, it would be worth a shot. I wouldn’t recommend freezing with the frosting though. It would be best to frost fresh.

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