Elvis Presley Brown Butter Cupcakes with Brown Butter Frosting and Bacon!

Made Famous By:  Stephanie Yi

Elvis Presley Bacon Brown Butter Cupcakes with Brown Butter Frosting and Bacon!

Say that 5 times fast. 

I know what you are thinking, Bacon on a cupcake?!?!?!?!?!  It sounds super strange, but I am telling you they are HEAVEN!  The perfect balance of salty and sweet.

One of my besties Stephanie Yi came to visit me this week and brought these beauties along with her.  I knew I loved the girl, but COME ON!  She came bearing gifts AND they were gifts I could eat.  The perfect present in my opinion.  I think I pretty much ate all of them by myself.  Proud of it thank you.
She named them after Elvis Presley because he LOVED bacon.  To be honest I had no clue until she told me.  Who knew, right??

Thank you, thank you very much! *said in my best Elvis voice, lip curl and all! *

Maple bacon cupcake
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup unsalted browned butter
1 tablespoon bacon fat (from the cooked bacon)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1/2 cup milk
12 slices of good thick bacon - not the cheap thin stuff

Browned butter maple frosting
1 stick of BROWNED butter
8 ounces of cream cheese - softened
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar

*Crisp cook the bacon (no greasy chewy pieces). Place on a paper towel lined plate & allow to cool. Crumble or chop into little pieces. It should be about 1/2 cup with the extra for the topping.   Also reserve 1 tablespoon bacon fat for the cupcakes.
*Preheat oven to 350. Line muffin tins with paper liners. I use a cookie scoop (large) & usually it'll make about 15 or 18. Set aside.

*To brown the butter, heat a pot over medium heat. Add the butter cut in small pieces & whisk as it melts. Once it melts it'll foam up a bit. No worries, it's supposed to. Little brown flecks will begin to form. Watch it closely. Once the butter is golden brown & yummy nutty smelling, it's done. Be careful, because it can happen really fast & go from yummy to nasty if it burns. Pour the butter into a bowl to cool. I put it in the fridge & stir it every few minutes till it has the consistency of softened butter. DO NOT LET IT COOL IN THE POT!

*In a small bowl, whisk flour & baking powder.

*In large bowl of electric mixer, on medium speed, mix browned butter, bacon fat & sugar till its fluffy. Add the eggs and maple syrup. Beat well.

*Add the flour mixture & milk, alternating, on low speed until just combined. Stir in 1/2 cup of bacon pieces.

*Using an ice cream scoop, evenly fill muffin tins. Bake for about 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool for a few minutes in the pan then put on a wire rack to cool completely. Once they're cool then you can frost.


*In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat browned butter, cream cheese, maple syrup & vanilla on low speed till combined. Add powdered sugar & beat till fluffy.

*Frost the cupcakes & top with the leftover bacon pieces.

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  1. I just found your blog and am your newest follower. Thanks for creating such an inspirational and yummy place to visit. These little lovelies look amazing!!

  2. We are hosting our first Kitchen Fun and Crafty link party next Friday and would love for you to share this! Feel free to stop by and grab a party button! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/

  3. well they look good! I can't really imagine that combination..it is like meat on icing... but I will try this for something fun and different. thanks! I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can!

  4. You had me at Elvis, bacon and peanut butter. This just look amazing!

  5. These look incredible! Seriously, seriously yummy!

    Thanks for linking up at the Feature Friday FREE-FOR-ALL!


  6. Those look very good :) My SIL loves Elvis - these would be perfect for her birthday!

    stopping by from the Cast Party!



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