French Toast and Bacon Cupcakes

Yes. That’s right. French toast and bacon cupcakes. You don’t want to try and eat this when you’re trying to accomplish anything else. Have one while settling down to the entire Harry Potter series or a night-long marathon. Oh my worddd are these things amazing. Delicious. Scrumptious. And they are so easy to make!

First things first, the cupcake batter.

Gather your ingredients: softened butter, eggs, cake flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and baking powder.

Mix it all together. Sure, you can mix the butter and sugar first, then combine everything little by little, but I was on a time crunch (and starving!) so I just mixed ‘em all up.

Grease your muffin tin and fill each cup with about 3/4 of the cupcake batter and bake at 375* for 25-27 minutes.

While the cupcakes are baking, you’ll want to whip up some maple buttercream frosting.

Combine 2 sticks of softened butter, 2 and 3/4 cups of powdered sugar, 2 teaspoons of heavy cream, and 1 teaspoon of maple extract. Mix on high until fluffy.

This maple frosting is delicious. Its fluffy and maple-y, tastes like a maple donut. I luhhhh it.

Remove your cupcakes from the oven and let them cool. Generously frost them then dip them in some crispy bacon pieces

I love bacon.

I love cupcakes.

Win/Win. Enjoy :)

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French Toast and Bacon Cupakes
Recipe type: dessert
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Serves: 12 cupcakes

  • French Toast Cupcakes: ¾ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1½ cups cake flour, sifted
  • 1½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup milk, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3 eggs
  • Maple Buttercream Frosting: 2 Sticks butter, softened
  • 2¾ cups powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons heavy cream, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Fry (or bake) up some crispy bacon and set aside.
  3. In a standing mixer, combine the butter and sugar and mix.
  4. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Set aside.
  5. Add the eggs to the creamed butter one at time, waiting for each one to be fully incorporated before adding the next. Then add the milk.
  6. Stir in the dry ingredients.
  7. Divide the batter evenly in the muffin tin. Bake at 375* for 25-27 minutes.
  8. Remove the cupcakes from the oven and cool completely.
  9. For the frosting: Mix all 4 ingredients together. Beat on high speed until fluffy.
  10. Frost your cupcakes and cover them with crispy bacon pieces.

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  1. Nicole U says:

    These sound so yummy! I have tried bacon brownies but the cupcakes sounds sooo much better. I will have to give this one a try. Thanks!

  2. Christine says:

    These were delicious and easy to do! It was like a taste of breakfast in each bite! I would recommend after they have been in the fridge to heat in microwave for 10-13 seconds – tastes better. There’s also a step missing in this recipe – adding the two bowls – the dry into the wet ingredients.

  3. Sharon Clyde says:

    hmmmm…you mix the dry ingredients in a bowl and set aside. You cream the butter and sugar and add the eggs. I presume that you intended to add that you then incorporate the dry ingredients alternating with the addition of the milk and then add batter to the cupcake tin. I’m trying the recipe this afternoon and will then give my opinion. Thank you for sharing the recipe

  4. I made a similar recipe not too long ago and it was a huge hit with my husband and even my 17 month old. :) It didn’t have the “french toast” part of it though but I love french toast… I want to try and make this one soon :)

  5. Such a wonderful idea and will maky my hubby’s eyes go big!!!

  6. I just wanted to say that I found this recipe jumping from one blog to another, in search of a bacon recipe for a bacon-themed party we were attending. This was the number one contender of the list of things I wanted to make and I’m so glad I chose this one. Everyone absolutely loved them. I made mini cupcakes because I failed to see that the recipe made 12 and we were looking at 30+ people for the party. They were an absolute hit. People were bursting out the back door looking for “the cupcake lady” to let me know just how excellent they were. So thank you for sharing this recipe! You made a lot of people’s tummies happy today :)

  7. Could I use non-dairy creamer for the frosting instead of heavey cream? Or could I just use milk…?

  8. I made this recipe recently and it was beyond amazing. It was a burst of goodness in my mouth. I took some in to work to share with my co workers and everyone agreed it was one of the best cupcakes ever. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

    • this may be a crazy question, but how do you store them? is the bacon safe left out of the fridge in a sealed container? i don’t want to refrigerate them because the cupcakes get dry.

  9. just tried this recipe! loved it, only comment is i recommend cutting the spices down, theyre a little overpowering

  10. These were perfect. I did cut the baking time down to 18 minutes and they were done.

  11. These are AMAZING. I have made them for several gatherings and parties with my friends and they’re a huge hit every time. People who have had them beg me to make them more often and first time tasters can’t believe their tastebuds. Cupcakes AND bacon?! Genius, pure genius.

  12. Boo, these were too dry after 16 min and the frosting was double what I needed, and I only made a half batch! Generally a good recipe mama but wtf oven do you have?! Use . best judgement ppl and take em out when they are just golden

  13. These have all the ingredients right, but after 16 minutes in the oven, they were inedibly dry. :(
    use your best judgement people by eyeballing the progress. I would say they were done at 12-15 min.
    so sad a whole batch ruined and not enough butter to make more :(
    one thing i did differently was add diced bacon into the batter as well, i know that baked for the right time, these would be good. how can the recipe be soooooooo far off? anyone else experience this at 375?

  14. Yummy! Trying for sure!

  15. My son would be all over these. It’s like the perfect combo in his world. Anything with bacon is wondeful in his mind. thanks for the recipe!

  16. The cupcakes are delicious — and the smell, heavenly: just like French toast! We found the frosting a bit too sweet for our taste, though, so I cut the sweetness by beating in a softened bar of cream cheese. The tang was a nice counterbalance. Thank you for such a fun recipe!


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