There's been great response to the FREEBIE Father's Day Printables Set I released yesterday. I'm so glad everyone is enjoying the set and getting ready to surprise Dad. Now for that recipe I told you about.... MAPLE BACON CUPCAKES. Yes, that's right.... Bacon Cupcakes!
We're talking men here, girls! What man doesn't love bacon? Truth be told, this was actually my husband's idea. And let me just tell you.... party stylist he IS NOT, so I was pretty impressed with his creativity. I have to say, they tasted pretty good, too, although I also have to admit, if it's got sugar in it I'm all over it and not too picky. But as a little novelty for Father's Day, I think they make a cute "manly" treat.
Here's what you'll need:
Maple Bacon Cupcakes
- 4 1/2 tablespoons of butter room temperature
- 1/2 tablespoon of bacon drippings (left in the refrigerator to solidify)
- 1 egg
- 5 tablespoons of brown sugar
- 4 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 1/4 cup of self-rising flour
- 1 teaspoon of baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
- Small pinch of salt
- 1/4 cup of milk
- 1/2 cup of cooked and crumbled bacon
- 4 tablespoons of butter
- 2 tablespoons of maple syrup
- 1 cup of powdered sugar turbinado sugar (optional but recommended)
- Coarse grain sea salt (optional but recommended)
Step 1: Cream butter and solidified bacon drippings together.
Step 3: Add the egg and beat until combined.
Step 4: Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together and then add some of the flour to the wet mixture. Stir the flour in and then add a little of the milk and stir it in.
Step 5: Keep alternating stirring in flour and then milk, ending with flour. Mix just until combined and then fold half of the bacon pieces.
Step 6: Spoon the batter into baking cups.
Step 7: Place in oven at 350 degrees and bake for 16-19 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Recipe will make about 12 cupcakes.
Yum! They look sort of pretty, don't you think? Or maybe my husband's love for bacon has rubbed off on me after all these years.
And don't forget to download your FREE FATHER'S DAY PRINTABLES HERE. There's a banner, tags, cupcake toppers and centerpieces all for your TIE-riffic dad, Step-dad or Granddad. Yep, I included some designs for all three so you can cover all of your Father's Day bases.
Let's celebrate all the men in our lives and make them feel just a bit special if only for a day. We all know the next day it's "back to normal" and we'll be nagging them to pick up their dirty clothes and take out the trash!
Y'all have a great day!
Y'all have a great day!