Maple French Toast and Bacon Cupcakes
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Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr 20 min
For the Cupcakes
  1. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  2. 1 cup cake flour
  3. 1 3.9-ounce box instant vanilla pudding mix
  4. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  5. 1 tablespoon potato starch
  6. 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  7. 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  8. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  9. 1 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature
  10. 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  11. 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  12. 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  13. 4 large egg whites, at room temperature
  14. 1/4 cup maple syrup
  15. 1/2 cup half-and-half, at room temperature
  16. 1/2 cup chopped cooked bacon (5 strips)
For the Glaze
  1. 1 8-ounce package cream cheese, at room temperature
  2. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  3. 2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar
  4. 1/4 cup maple syrup
  5. 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  6. 3 strips bacon, cooked and chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Place paper liners in a 12-cup muffin tin. Prepare the cupcakes: Combine the flours, pudding mix, baking powder, potato starch, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in a bowl with a whisk.
  2. In a separate bowl, cream the butter and sugars with a mixer on low speed until combined, 6 to 8 minutes. Gradually mix in the vanilla and egg whites. Scrape down the sides of the bowl; continue mixing until light and fluffy. Add the flour mixture in 3 batches, alternating with the maple syrup and half-and-half, mixing after each addition and ending with flour. Mix until the ingredients are just combined; do not overmix. Fold in the bacon.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared muffin tin, filling each cup about three-quarters of the way. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 40 minutes. Cool completely.
  4. Meanwhile, prepare the glaze: Beat the cream cheese and butter with a mixer on medium speed until creamy. Add the confectioners' sugar, maple syrup and cinnamon; beat until combined. Spread on the cooled cupcakes; top with chopped bacon.
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