Today is Father’s Day and what do dad’s love? Beer and bacon! Combine these with maple syrup and cupcakes and you have the best Father’s Day dessert a dad could wish for.
Yes you read that right. You are looking at a beer cupcake with maple bacon frosting and topped with pieces of maple coated bacon. If you’ve never tried anything like this before you might think it an odd combination but I urge you to give it a try. So tasty!
My favourite part of this cupcake is the maple bacon frosting and the maple coated bacon. The bacon actually tastes really sweet like a lolly. It’s just pieces of bacon, brushed with maple syrup and baked in the oven.
I love this frosting so much I’ve been trying to think of other flavoured cupcakes that it would go well with. Any suggestions?
If you can’t quite get your head around this cupcake combination but your dad still loves beer, why not try out my Corona Cupcakes with Lime Cream Cheese Frosting instead.
- 1½ cups plain flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- pinch of salt
- 45 grams unsalted butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup beer (light flavoured)
- 3 rashers of bacon
- ⅓ cup maple syrup
- 250 grams cream cheese, softened
- 115 grams butter, softened
- 1 cup icing sugar, sifted
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon drippings from maple bacon
- Turn the oven on to 180 degrees C and prepare a 12 cup muffin tin with cupcake liners.
- Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a bowl.
- In a separate bowl cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add the eggs, mixing between each one to combine.
- Add one third of the dry ingredients and mix. Add half the beer and mix. Repeat with remaining dry ingredients and beer, ending with the dry ingredients.
- Bake the cupcakes for approximately 25 to 30 minutes. Cupcakes are cooked when a skewer inserted comes out clean.
- Remove the cupcakes from the tin and allow to cool while you make the maple bacon and frosting.
- Increase oven temperature to 200 degrees C (fan-forced).
- Place a baking rack on top of an aluminium foil lined baking tray.
- Place the bacon on the rack and brush each rasher with maple syrup.
- Bake for 5 minutes then brush with maple syrup again and bake for another 5 minutes.
- Turn the bacon over, brush with maple syrup and bake for 5 minutes. Brush with maple syrup again and bake for a further 5 minutes.
- Allow bacon to cool out of the oven while you make the maple frosting.
- Cream the cream cheese and butter until thoroughly combined.
- Mix in the icing sugar, maple syrup and drippings until combined.
- Pipe or spread frosting onto cupcakes.
- Top each cupcake with a small amount of the maple bacon.