(Maple Bacon Bourbon Pecan) Cupcakes

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Maple Bacon Bourbon Pecan Cupcakes is the sweet treat you can have for breakfast! Sweet maple cream cheese icing on top of a buttery delicious bacon filled cupcake garnished with bourbon pecans.

Maple Bacon Bourbon Pecan Cupcakes a sweet treat you can have for breakfast! Maple cream cheese icing adorn a delicious bacon filled cupcakes

Cookies for Kids’ Cancer

As you may know, I am a phlebotomist. Every day I do draw at least one person who is going through a cancer battle. I am also a pediatric phlebotomist, meaning I can draw children as young as a few hours old.

So in my 20 years as a phlebotomist, yes I have drawn children going through a cancer battle. Those kids are the bravest people I have ever met. Although cancer is rough on anyone, when you see a child about 18 months going through a cancer battle, you understand what I mean by saying they are the bravest people I see.

Maple Bacon Bourbon Pecan Cupcakes a sweet treat you can have for breakfast! Maple cream cheese icing adorn a delicious bacon filled cupcakes

I teamed up with OXO for the Cookies For Kids’ Cancer cause. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer was founded by two OXOnians who were inspired by their son Liam’s battle with pediatric cancer, a disease which claims the lives of more children in the US than any other disease. Cookies for Kids’ Cancer provides inspiration and support to allow anyone to easily get involved in fundraising to find a cure for pediatric cancer.

OXO will donate up to $100,000* to support Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. I am honored that they choose me to participate in this cause. It is something that is very dear to me since I am a pediatric phlebotomist.

Maple Bacon Bourbon Pecan Cupcakes a sweet treat you can have for breakfast! Maple cream cheese icing adorn a delicious bacon filled cupcakes

To create a wonderful treat for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, OXO sent me a wonderful set to create a great cupcake with. Here is what they sent me:

  • Non-Stick Pro 12 Cup Muffin Pan: The Non-Stick Pro Muffin Pan features a unique micro-textured pattern that ensures even baking and adds structural rigidity. It’s made with a ceramic-reinforced, two-layer, commercial-grade coating that provides ultimate non-stick release and is scratch-, stain-, corrosion- and abrasion-resistant.
  • Silicone Baking Cups: The BPA-free Baking Cups have handy tabs to help remove them from muffin tins without making a thumbprint, and the inside of each Cup is smooth and non-stick to release your treat easily. With a fill line, your cupcakes will be consistent every time.
  • Baker’s Decorating Tool: Our easy-to-use, easy-to-fill Tool is designed to give you complete control while decorating. The unique trigger provides a smooth stream of icing for clean lines, and the comfortable handles ensure a steady grip and protect icing from warm hands.

 

Baking Maple Bacon Bourbon Pecan Cupcakes

Maple Bacon Bourbon Pecan Cupcakes a sweet treat you can have for breakfast! Maple cream cheese icing adorn a delicious bacon filled cupcakes

I will admit this is my first time making a cupcake with silicone baking cups. One the reasons I never used them, I didn’t think I could get the cupcake out the pan right.

However, the design on the OXO ones with the tabs actually made baking cupcakes so much easier. Why have I not used these before? That is how easy these silicone liners made baking up cupcakes!

Maple Bacon Bourbon Pecan Cupcakes a sweet treat you can have for breakfast! Maple cream cheese icing adorn a delicious bacon filled cupcakes

Plus, it had a fill line which really helps when filling up the cavities with batter. I admit I am a little messy when comes to filling the cavities with batter. The silicone liners really helped keep me under control with this Maple Bacon cupcake batter.

Maple Bacon Bourbon Pecan Cupcakes a sweet treat you can have for breakfast! Maple cream cheese icing adorn a delicious bacon filled cupcakes

I am just complete awe how easy it was to pop the baked Maple Bacon Cupcakes out the muffin pan. Those liners really kept the shape the cupcake and they did not burn my fingers! That is a huge plus for me.

Maple Bacon Bourbon Pecan Cupcakes a sweet treat you can have for breakfast! Maple cream cheese icing adorn a delicious bacon filled cupcakes

Then finally, I filled and piped on the maple cream cheese icing onto these yummy beauties using the decorating tool. This tool is so easy to make. I liked using it so much better than using a decorating bag. The icing just flowed so much better in my opinion.

Maple Bacon Bourbon Pecan Cupcakes

Maple Bacon Bourbon Pecan Cupcakes a sweet treat you can have for breakfast! Maple cream cheese icing adorn a delicious bacon filled cupcakes

That was how I baked up these Maple Bacon Bourbon Pecan Cupcakes for the Cookies for Kid’s Cancer for OXO. How did I come up with this idea? Honestly, it was from Disney.

As you may recall, I had a blog, which right now on hiatus, called The Recipes of Disney. I collected recipes from Walt Disney World. Hey, I am a WDW geek and a kid at heart.

Maple Bacon Bourbon Pecan Cupcakes a sweet treat you can have for breakfast! Maple cream cheese icing adorn a delicious bacon filled cupcakes

Anyway, Disney had a cupcake at, I think it was its annual flower festival called Piggylicious Cupcake, The recipe for that cupcake was on my desk when looking through papers. I kept looking at it and realized I could tweak it just a little.

I wasn’t too keen on a pretzel topping like they used. I knew I had this pecan filling that felt would be good as a topping. Plus I knew to make the cupcake I needed to use my secret ingredient: yogurt. It makes boxed cake mix so moist.

The end result was one yummy cupcake. I took these beauties to work and we had our own little bake sale to raise money as a donation to OXO’s  Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. These were the hit of the sale, they taste like pancakes and bacon all wrapped up in a cupcake.

Maple Bacon Bourbon Pecan Cupcakes a sweet treat you can have for breakfast! Maple cream cheese icing adorn a delicious bacon filled cupcakes

Your Bake Sale

Join the Cookies for Kids’ Cancer 4th Annual 50 State Challenge in support of National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month this September. The goal is simple: inspire Cookies for Kids’ Cancer events to take place in all 50 states to promote childhood cancer awareness and raise funds to help develop new, and less toxic pediatric cancer treatments.
Host a bake sale in your neighborhood, run a race, or throw a fundraiser at your school. You can join in the challenge by registering your event online today; if you mark that you were inspired by OXO when you register, they will match proceeds from your bake sale up to their $100,000 annual commitment.

**Disclaimer: OXO did provide me with the baking products mentioned in this post for free for the purpose of creating a recipe.

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Maple Bacon Bourbon Pecan Cupcakes


  • Author: Deanna
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 12
  • Cuisine: Dessert

Description

Maple Bacon Bourbon Pecan Cupcakes a sweet treat you can have for breakfast! Maple cream cheese icing adorn a delicious bacon filled cupcakes


Ingredients

Cupcakes:

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup bacon grease
  • 1 container Yoplait French vanilla yougurt
  • 12 slices bacon, cooked crisp and crumbled

Maple Frosting:

  • 1 (8oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons Runamok Bourbon Maple Syrup
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Garnish:

  • Pecan Pie In A Jar

Instructions

  • Cook the bacon, and reserve the grease from it. Should be about 1/2 cup’s worth.
  • In a bowl, add the cake mix, eggs, the reserved bacon grease, yogurt, and water.
  • Mix it all together.
  • Crumble the bacon and fold it into the cupcake batter.
  • Line the muffin pan with the silicone liners.
  • Fill the cavities with the cupcake batter.
  • Bake the cupcakes according to the box instructions.
  • When the cupcakes are done, take out the oven and let cool for about 2-3 minutes.
  • Then take the cupcakes out the muffin pan by the tabs on the silicone liners. Allow them to cool completely.
  • Meanwhile, make the frosting as the cupcakes cool.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer with paddle attachment, beat together cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the Runamok Bourbon Maple Syrup.
  • Slowly add the powdered sugar until all incorporated.
  • Once the cupcakes are cool, fill the cupcakes with a little bit of the maple frosting.
  • Then pipe on top the cupcakes the rest the frosting.
  • Next take out a pecan from the Pecan Pie In A Jar and place on top the cupcakes.
  • Drizzle on a little bit of the juice from the pecans ontop the cupcakes.
  • Serve them up and ENJOY!

Notes

You can use regular maple syrup but make sure 100% pure. Also You can use a Bourbon Pecan filling for the garnish as well.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 572kcal
  • Sugar: 46g
  • Sodium: 597mg
  • Fat: 32g
  • Saturated Fat: 14g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 64g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 7g
  • Cholesterol: 84mg

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Apple Pie Muffins is a muffin with crumbled apple pie baked right into it. This moist and delicious treat is the perfect way to use up leftover apple pie.or Apple Pie Muffins

 

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29 Comments
  • Sandi G
    August 24, 2017

    I didn’t know you were in the medical field. Cancer patients are the most difficult to find veins. They are lucky to have a compassionate person like you to help them.

    • Deanna Samaan
      August 24, 2017

      Yes, almost 20 years. My specialty is hard sticks, so why I can do pediatric draws. It is true cancer patients do have the worse veins, why many will request me because I am “almost” painless. Thank you!

  • cookilicious
    August 24, 2017

    Love thse muffins! They look so tempting. Great pics!

  • Luci's Morsels
    August 24, 2017

    Oh my goodness! I need to try these now! They look delicious and I wish I could smell them too! Yummy!

  • Ginny
    August 25, 2017

    Love that you started with a cake mix. That just seems to make the recipe easier. Love all of your ingredients for these special cupcakes.

  • Brian Jones
    August 25, 2017

    What a great collection of flavours, bacon really does make everything better!

  • Alicia Trautwein
    August 29, 2017

    You just combined all of my favorite flavors in one cupcake…I am in love! These look so delicious! I am going have to make these for myself now! (I may or may not be willing to share,lol)

  • Tanya
    August 29, 2017

    My Kentucky heart says yes to Bourbon. Those look good!

  • Jessica Hughes
    August 29, 2017

    I absolutely love the cause behind this cupcake recipe. Pediatric cancer is so heartbreaking and I am so thankful for my kids’ health. These cupcakes look and sound deliciously decadent and I hope they help raise lots of money for this very worthy cause.

  • Jen Temcio
    August 29, 2017

    It is really cool that OXO is sponsoring fundraising for less toxic pediatric cancer treatments. This incredible recipe would raise a lot of money at a bake sale!

  • Clarie
    August 30, 2017

    Hey only kids? I guess everyone can eat them I am a big foodie.

  • Angela Tolsma
    August 30, 2017

    My husband would absolutely love these cupcakes. It’s great that you are getting together with companies for fundraising. Sick kids is heartbreaking.

  • Gayathri
    August 30, 2017

    Your cupcake looks so perfect and yummy. Hope the bake sale went alright and the turnout was good enough.

    Gayathri @ Musings Over Nothing

  • Candy Rachelle
    August 31, 2017

    You are so wrong for this! I should be having eggs, bacon, and toast. But instead, I am drooling over these delish looking cupcakes! About to print out this recipe!

  • Elena
    August 31, 2017

    I admire every person that works with cancer patients. It takes a lot of courage and brave heart to do that.

  • David Elliott
    September 1, 2017

    I first have to say how amazing this recipe looks. Just looks incredible and delicious. As far as the silicone cups I am going to have to try these out. I have had entire cake pans and pot holders made of them but not little cupcake wrappers. They worked well for the other items so I will definitely be checking this out.

  • Cynthia
    September 1, 2017

    These cupcakes look decadent! I’ve been meaning to start improving my baking skills, and I am so in the mood for cupcakes! I had to google what a phlebotomist is, you must have a heart of gold for working with cancer patients!

  • Chei Pangan
    September 1, 2017

    Wow! This cupcake looks so delicious! My kids will surely love this for breakfast.

  • Lisa@Lisa's Dinnertime Dish
    September 1, 2017

    These look so decadent and delicious! I love the sweet and salty combination!

  • Dan from Platter Talk
    September 1, 2017

    As if I ever need a reason to drool over a decadent cupcake, the impetus behind this creation is as noble as can be. What a beautiful expression of empathy and taste you have put together with these incredible looking treats. Very nicely done, Dee!

  • Christie
    September 3, 2017

    You had me at bourbon! These look DIVINE and that kit looks so simple to use. I’m off to look for one!

  • Madi
    September 3, 2017

    These cupcakes are so gorgeous! I can’t wait to make a batch this weekend!

  • Debra C.
    September 4, 2017

    What a wonderful cause for you to support. I can’t imagine how brave those little children are and how difficult it is for them and their family. Thank you for all that you are doing to support this! The cupcake look AMAZING – what a delicious recipe to share!

  • Aunt Bee
    September 4, 2017

    These look like the best cupcakes ever and what a wonderful cause for you to support!!!! <3

  • Sandra Shaffer
    September 4, 2017

    Such a fabulous cause to support and boy do those cupcakes look delicious! Love the unique combination of flavors!

  • Jennifer A Stewart
    September 4, 2017

    The small town I just moved from has so many kids with cancer. Two of my son’s teachers each lost a child before they were 6. This is an amazing charity and cupcake recipe too!!

  • Michaela Kenkel
    September 4, 2017

    These are amazing!! I wish I had one in front of me right now!!

  • Michelle
    September 7, 2017

    Such a good cause! Cancer is just awful…we lost my father-in-law to cancer and we miss him terribly.

    On another note though, your cupcakes look amazing. 🙂

  • Olivia
    April 6, 2018

    Oh yum!! maple, bacon, and a cupcake all in one!! Mmmm