Blueberry Pancakes & Bacon Cupcakes

Bacon? On a cupcake? Let me explain.

It’s like that moment when you’re getting down to the last of your blueberry pancakes smothered in maple syrup, with a side of crispy, salty bacon that you ordered at IHOP one morning. You take a a fork full of pancake with syrup then stick it right to the last of your bacon. And savor that last comforting bite. In other words, it’s awesome.

Blueberry Pancakes & Bacon Cupcakes:

Ingredients: (makes 21)

for the cupcake:
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 stick of butter, softened
1 3/4 cup sugar
2 eggs, room temperature
1 1/4 cups whole milk, room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 pint fresh blueberries

for the maple buttercream:
1 stick butter, softened
1/4 cup, plus 2 tablespoons maple syrup
3 cups confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
6 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled into small bits

Directions:

for the cupcake:
Preheat oven to 350. Line paper baking cups in a standard cupcake pan. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl and set aside. Beat together the butter and sugar until fully incorporated. Then add in one of your eggs and beat until the mixture is smooth, then repeat with the other egg. In a measuring cup pour in your milk then add in the vanilla extract. Add even amounts of the flour mixture and the milk mixture a little at a time while beating until its mixed thoroughly. Add the oil, then fold in the blueberries until they’re all throughout the mixture. Scoop the batter into the cupcake pan using a regular ice cream scooper or just filling it 3/4 of the way full. Bake 20-22 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean. Let cool completely before frosting.

for the frosting:
Beat all the ingredients together, frost, sprinkle with bacon and enjoy!

Bacon. And cupcakes. Can it get any better?

All for my lovely mama’s birthday! <3

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26 Comments

  1. OMG these sound amazing!

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  2. I am trying this asap!

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  3. Ha! Love where you got the inspiration from!

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  4. my brother would completely flip for these cupcakes haha

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  5. rationalabsurdity

     /  February 19, 2012

    This looks amazing! I love your blog! I’m nominating you for The Versatile Blog Award. http://rationalabsurdity.wordpress.com/2012/02/19/versatile-blog-award/

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  6. My sister would LOVE these, she is obsessed with bacon and pancakes!

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  7. Nothing says happy birthday, mommy like bacon. :)

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  8. This is like pretty much the best idea!! :D

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  9. The cupcakes look delicious…the bacon not so much :-P
    Apparently I’m one of the only non-vegetarians to hate bacon! But definitely want to try the blueberry cupcakes, I love blueberries in baked-goods :-)

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  10. wow – what a creative combination! but i’m pretty sure if you put bacon on top – it’ll be good. yum!

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  11. aaahh it’s like breakfast for dessert. or dessert for breakfast, which is even better, lol.

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  12. Kim @ Eat, Live, and Blog

     /  February 22, 2012

    I love sweet and salty combo. My boyfriend would love this cupcake since he loves bacon! :)

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  13. I’m a sucker for sweet and salty things, especially maple syrup and bacon! These cupcakes look so good with the bacon.

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  14. This sound awesome!! I think bacon works with anything. It’s like the wonder food. I love the idea of combining blueberry pancakes and bacon in a cupcake! My sister would be all over these!

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  15. Ahhh well this is certainly unique! And does look awfully tasty too :) As always, thank you for sharing!

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  16. I have to admit, I’m a little scared of bacon on my sweets. They look great though!

    I have to comment, your mom is so pretty! I bet you’ve heard that a lot.

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    • At first I was a little like eh, I like bacon but in a cupcake? I dunno. But it’s seriously adds a whole layer of flavor and completes the cupcake. And thank you! I actually do hear that a lot haha :)

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  17. We don’t make a lot of cupcakes but this looks seriously divine. What a great combination! What do you think would happen if you drizzled some maple syrup over top?

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