Monday, January 30, 2012

Gluten Free Maple Bacon Cupcake Recipe

You've heard of breakfast for dinner - this is breakfast for dessert!

So I found this recipe at Pressed Down, Shaken Together on a blog hop, and it just sounded so intriguing.  Maple.  Bacon.  Cupcakes?!  I decided I had to give it a go, and here it is, gluten free.

SPH Gluten Free Maple Bacon Cupcakes
1 box Betty Crocker Gluten Free Yellow Cake mix (you could use regular cake mix, too)
1 3-oz. box Jell-o Vanilla Instant Pudding
3 eggs
1/2 cup oil or melted butter
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 container Betty Crocker Rich & Creamy Vanilla Frosting
2 T. maple syrup
8 slices of bacon, snipped, crisped and drained

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line muffin tins with cupcake papers.

In mixer bowl, combine cake mix and instant pudding.  In a small bowl, beat eggs.  Add oil and maple syrup.  Add to cake mix in mixer, and beat until smooth.  Fill muffin cups 2/3 full with cake batter and bake about 20-23 minutes.  Allow to cool.

Meanwhile, whip together maple syrup and frosting.  Spread over cooled cupcakes.  It's a little runny, so be mindful of that.  Sprinkle with crisped bacon bits.

After feeding this recipe to "the critics", it was decided that the cupcakes were better without the bacon.  Maybe it was the bacon I used?  We all agreed that the maple cupcakes were fantastic, so these would definitely be good "alone".

Try them for yourself, and see what you decide. Enjoy! 


Anonymous said...

Glad to find some gluten-free recipes! I am visiting your blog for the first time but just became a follower! This looks yummy! Thanks!


Sam I Am...... said...

I know in this day and age I am asking a dumb question....but what exactly is "gluten-free" and why is it important?
As for the cupcakes...I'll be making these! I love maple and I love bacon. I can only imagine! I can't believe you took the bacon off! LOL! I'll let you know what I think! Have you tried the bacon wrapped bread sticks? I need to try that one too! Yes...I love bacon! Ha! Ha! Thanks for sharing!

Jill said...

Interesting to have bacon on cupcakes! I've never tried that before and can't imagine the taste! I shall just have to try it for myself sometime!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

momto8 said...

I think I agree with the critics.... but bacon would be an intreating twist..then you can say breakfast!