These cupcakes are epic. They taste like doughnuts and pancakes and everything that's good in the world. With a simple one-bowl cupcake recipe and the world's most delicious frosting, they might be the fastest way to make everyone at the party happy.
Things You'll Need
2 ½ cups all purpose flour
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ ground nutmeg
1 cup milk
1 cup water
½ cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract, divided
2 large eggs
1 cup butter, softened
½ cup maple syrup
6 strips bacon, cooked and chopped
Step 1: Combine the Dry Ingredients
In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
Step 2: Stir in the Wet Ingredients
Add the milk, water, oil, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and eggs. Stir to combine.
Step 3: Bake
Add cupcake papers to a muffin tin and fill 2/3 full. Bake at 350°F for 18-22 minutes or until lightly golden brown on top.
Step 4: Beat the Frosting Ingredients
Add the butter to a stand mixer and beat until light and fluffy.
Add the powdered sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
Beat in the maple syrup and remaining vanilla until well combined.
Step 5: Frost & Serve
Frost the cupcakes and sprinkle with bacon bits. Enjoy!