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Bacon Surprise Cupcakes With Maple Frosting

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“Felt like I was in Competing in Cupcake Wars! The ingredients from Dining on a Dollar Recipe Contest -- Spring 2013 made it tricky to create a dessert. Must say I nailed it! Tender, soft crumb with hint of bacon bits and topped with Maple frosting complement each other perfectly. The budget ingredient ketchup and applesauce gave the cupcakes a sweetness and added moisture. A MUST MAKE! You won't be disappointed. FYI the bacon is pieces so you will have bits just as if it was chips of chocolate. If you want you can save the bacon bits for just topping the frosting.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl blend ketchup, applesauce, cocoa powder, oil or bacon drippings and eggs mixing well.
  3. Add cake mix and bacon crumbles whisk for 2 minutes.
  4. Place into foil lined cup cake pan.
  5. Bake for 18-20 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and cool.
  7. Meanwhile beat syrup and butter together 1 minutes till light and fluffy. Add vanilla, salt and sugar and beat an other 2 minutes.
  8. Pipe or spread frosting on the cupcakes.
  9. Now watch everyone enjoy while they figure the ingredients.
  10. If you want to give a hint garnish with some extra bacon pieces.

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