Cinnamon Spice Cupcakes with Maple Bacon Frosting Recipe

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.

Cinnamon Spice Cupcakes with Maple Bacon Frosting Recipe
(Image: Jackie Dodd)

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

Cinnamon Spice Cupcakes with Maple Bacon Frosting Recipe
(Image: Jackie Dodd)

Step 1: Combine the Dry Ingredients

In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.

Cinnamon Spice Cupcakes with Maple Bacon Frosting Recipe
(Image: Jackie Dodd)

Step 2: Stir in the Wet Ingredients

Add the milk, water, oil, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and eggs. Stir to combine.

Cinnamon Spice Cupcakes with Maple Bacon Frosting Recipe
(Image: Jackie Dodd)

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.

Cinnamon Spice Cupcakes with Maple Bacon Frosting Recipe
(Image: Jackie Dodd)

Step 4: Beat the Frosting Ingredients

Add the butter to a stand mixer and beat until light and fluffy.

Cinnamon Spice Cupcakes with Maple Bacon Frosting Recipe
(Image: Jackie Dodd)

Add the powdered sugar and beat until light and fluffy.

Cinnamon Spice Cupcakes with Maple Bacon Frosting Recipe
(Image: Jackie Dodd)

Beat in the maple syrup and remaining vanilla until well combined.

Cinnamon Spice Cupcakes with Maple Bacon Frosting Recipe
(Image: Jackie Dodd)

Step 5: Frost & Serve

Frost the cupcakes and sprinkle with bacon bits. Enjoy!

Cinnamon Spice Cupcakes with Maple Bacon Frosting Recipe
(Image: Jackie Dodd)
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