Hola and happy fall!
Today I am posting something new and unique (For me anyway!) Cupcakes. But not just any cupcakes. I call them the happy surprise bite! What’s the surprise? Bacon! More specifically, bacon jam! Woohoo! I was super happy when I received some delicious jams from TBJ Gourmet. (https://tbjgourmet.com) They say everything tastes better with bacon. With this recipe, I would have to agree!
Let’s get started!
Recipe for 12 cupcakes:
- ½ cup of butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs, at room temperature
- 1 cup, plus 3 tablespoons of all-purpose flour
- 2 ½ tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- pinch of salt
– TBJ original jam
- 1 stick butter, at room temperature
- 4 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 cups confectioners sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of TBJ Classic Bacon Jam
Preheat oven to 350°F and prepare a cupcake pan with liners.
Place the butter and sugar in a mixer and beat at medium speed until smooth. Add the eggs, one at a time and continue mixing. Next add the milk and the vanilla extract.
In a separate large mixing bowl, add the flour, cornstarch, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and beat until well combined.
Scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed to make sure everything gets in.
Fill the cupcake liners about half way and bake for 15-17 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
Remove the cupcakes from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes. Remove to a cooling rack to cool completely, about 30 minutes.
The frosting: Combine the butter and the sugar in a large mixing bowl and mix until smooth. Add the maple syrup and the Bacon Jam. Again, scrape down the sides of the bowl as needed to make sure everything is mixed in.
Using a paring knife, make a 1-inch-deep hole from the top of each cupcake (you can eat the tiny piece). Fill each hole with 1 teaspoon of bacon jam. çFinally, pipe (or spread) the frosting onto the cupcakes.