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Salted Caramel Bacon Cupcakes

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Total Time:
20 mins
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Skill Level:
Intermediate
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Servings:
12 Servings

Stuck on sweet? Try these Salted Caramel Bacon Cupcakes.

Stuck on sweet? Try these Salted Caramel Bacon Cupcakes.

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Salted Caramel Bacon Cupcakes
alarm
Total Time:
20 mins
school
Skill Level:
Intermediate
restaurant_menu
Servings:
12 Servings

Ingredients


Cupcakes Ingredients

Product ImageApplewood Smoked Bacon, Classic Cut
  • 1 1/2 cups All-purpose flour1 1/2 cups
  • 3/4 teaspoon Baking powder3/4 teaspoon
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt1/8 teaspoon
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted butter1/2 cup
  • 1/2 cup Light brown sugar1/2 cup
  • 1/4 cup Granulated sugar1/4 cup
  • 2 Eggs2
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract1 teaspoon
  • 1/2 cup Whole milk1/2 cup
  • 1 tablespoon Bacon grease1 tablespoon
  • 4 slices Farmland® Applewood Smoked Bacon4 slices
  • 1 jar Caramel sauce1 jar
  • Brown Sugar

Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 cup Unsalted butter1 cup
  • 1/2 cup Light brown sugar1/2 cup
  • 3 cups Confectioners' sugar3 cups
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract1 teaspoon
  • 2-4 tablespoons Milk2-4 tablespoons

Instructions


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cupcake pan with cupcake liners; set aside.

  2. Cook bacon to your liking - either in a pan over medium heat or in a 400-degree oven for 15-20 minutes on a rimmed bacon sheet lined with parchment paper. Once cooked, drain on paper towels. Save excess grease from pan.

  3. To make cupcakes, cream together butter and sugars. Add eggs and vanilla and mix, scraping down sides of bowl as necessary.

  4. Mix dry ingredients (flour, baking powder and salt) in a small bowl.

  5. With mixer on low-speed alternate adding dry ingredients and milk, starting and ending with dry ingredients - dry ingredients, milk, dry ingredients, milk then dry ingredients. Do not over-mix.

  6. Lastly, stir in bacon grease.

  7. Fill cupcake liners about half full and bake for 17 minutes. Let cool.

  8. While cupcakes are cooling prepare frosting by creaming together butter and brown sugar for 5 minutes or until brown sugar has dissolved. Add confectioners' sugar, vanilla and 2 tablespoons of milk and mix until smooth. If frosting seems too dry, add a little more milk.

  9. Next, chop up bacon and mix half of it it with half cup of the caramel sauce. Cut small holes in the center of each cupcake and fill with bacon caramel sauce.

  10. Lastly, pipe cupcakes with frosting and garnish with caramel sauce and the rest of the bacon bits.

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Ingredients


Cupcakes Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups All-purpose flour1 1/2 cups
  • 3/4 teaspoon Baking powder3/4 teaspoon
  • 1/8 teaspoon Salt1/8 teaspoon
  • 1/2 cup Unsalted butter1/2 cup
  • 1/2 cup Light brown sugar1/2 cup
  • 1/4 cup Granulated sugar1/4 cup
  • 2 Eggs2
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract1 teaspoon
  • 1/2 cup Whole milk1/2 cup
  • 1 tablespoon Bacon grease1 tablespoon
  • 4 slices Farmland® Applewood Smoked Bacon4 slices
  • 1 jar Caramel sauce1 jar
  • Brown Sugar

Frosting Ingredients

  • 1 cup Unsalted butter1 cup
  • 1/2 cup Light brown sugar1/2 cup
  • 3 cups Confectioners' sugar3 cups
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract1 teaspoon
  • 2-4 tablespoons Milk2-4 tablespoons

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