There have been lots of memorable dishes from the 2015 Epcot Flower and Garden Festival.
The cupcake made a BIG impression on us from the first time we tried it. And it’s definitely addictive, with that sweet salty combination of flavors.
But we all know that the trip to Disney isn’t always possible. And even if it is, the Flower and Garden Festival will wrap up in just a few weeks.
So I’m really happy to share this recipe with you today on the blog! Because once you hear about a Disney cupcake that combines bacon, cake, and maple frosting…well…there’s no way you’re NOT gonna want to make this!
Piggylicious Bacon Cupcake
Makes 24 Cupcakes
Favorite Yellow Cake Mix
Equal amount of bacon fat to replace oil in mix
12 slices of bacon, cooked crisp and chopped fine
For Maple Cream Cheese Icing:
8-ounce package cream cheese
1/4 cup butter, softened
1 tablespoon real maple syrup, more to taste
2 cups confectioner’s sugar
crushed pretzel twists, for garnish
To make Cupcakes:
Follow directions for cake, replacing oil with bacon fat. Fold in bacon. Bake according to instructions.
To make Maple Cream Cheese Icing:
1. Cream together cream cheese and butter until light and fluffy in a mixing bowl with paddle attachment. Mix in maple syrup.
2. Gradually add confectioner’s sugar until combined.
3. Frost cupcakes and garnish with crushed pretzels.
Yep — that’s it! Easy enough to whip up on a week night or for that bake sale donation you just remembered you had to make. And bake + cake? I think it totally qualifies as breakfast, don’t you?
Will you be making Piggylicious Bacon Cupcakes for a special treat? Leave a comment and tell us your thoughts below!