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Bacon and Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Maple Frosting

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Have you tried bacon and chocolate chip cupcakes? With it being bacon month and all, I have been wanting to try this combination in a cupcake. I have tasted the combination in a cookie, but not a cupcake and cupcakes are one of my favorite things in life to eat.

Did you know that August 31st is National Bacon Day?

I had been recommended this combination by my son a couple of years ago and finally tried it. I liked the results and hope you do too. I made these with boxed cake mix.



Bacon Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Maple Frosting

1 boxed cake mix (white, chocolate or vanilla recommended)

8 strips bacon, cooked and drained

2/3 cup chocolate chips

2 tablespoons maple syrup


Prepare cake mix batter according to package directions.

Chop cooked bacon into little bits.

Add about all but 2 spoons of bacon and 1/2 cup of chocolate chips to the cupcake batter. You will be using the remaining bacon bits and chocolate chips for the tops of the cupcakes.

Bake cupcakes per package directions.


Maple Icing

1/4 cup butter or margarine

1/4 cup shortening

2 cups powdered sugar

2 tablespoons maple syrup

1 tablespoon milk


Frost cupcakes when cooled. I just used a little dollap of icing on each cupcake so that the toppings would be better represented. Add a few chocolate chips and bacon on the top of the cupcakes.



Don’t they look happy together?




They make me happy!




Have you tried baking the chocolate and bacon combination yet?



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Tuesday 19th of August 2014

I'm so glad we're still talking bacon. I get really excited for your posts! Yes, maple and bacon are meant to be together. I can't see how cake and chocolate chips would get in the way!


Tuesday 19th of August 2014

LOL! Loved your comment today Tamara!


Monday 18th of August 2014

My guys LOVE LOVE LOVE bacon and would love me for life once I make these goodies! :D


Tuesday 19th of August 2014

They really are pretty tasty - I was a little hesitant to try the combination but it works.