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Pancake Cupcakes with Maple-Bacon Buttercream Frosting

These cupcakes taste just like breakfast!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep 20 minutes
Cook 10 minutes
Total 30 minutes
Servings 12 cupcakes
Calories 396 kcal
Author Michelle


For the Cupcakes:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • cups whole milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 ounce unsalted butter, melted and cooled (2 tablespoons)

For the Frosting:

  • 8 ounces unsalted butter, at room temperature (1 cup )
  • cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 slices of bacon cooked, cooled and crumbled


  1. 1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a standard muffin pan with liners and then spray the liners with non-stick spray (important step!).
  2. 2. Whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt in a large bowl; set aside. In a separate medium bowl whisk together the milk and eggs, then stir in the melted and cooled butter. Add the milk mixture to the dry ingredients and whisk together until just moistened and combined. Like pancakes, lumps are okay! Divide the batter between the muffin cups and bake until puffed and firm to the touch, about 10 minutes. Let cool for about 5 minutes and then remove cupcakes to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. 3. To make the frosting, use the whisk attachment of a stand mixer to whip the butter on medium-high speed for about 5 minutes, scraping the bowl as needed. Reduce the mixer speed to low and add the powdered sugar a little at a time, waiting until it's mostly incorporated before adding more. Once all of the powdered sugar has been added, scrape the sides of the bowl and increase the speed to medium-high and whip until fluffy, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the maple syrup and the vanilla and whip for another minute or so to incorporate. Add the bacon and mix to combine. Using an offset spatula, spread the frosting on the cupcakes. Top with additional crumbled bacon if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Pancake Cupcakes with Maple-Bacon Buttercream Frosting
Amount Per Serving
Calories 396 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 79mg26%
Sodium 258mg11%
Potassium 166mg5%
Carbohydrates 47g16%
Sugar 30g33%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 620IU12%
Calcium 81mg8%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.