Thursday, February 11, 2010

Maple French Toast and Bacon Cupcakes - Recipe #9

This combination of maple, cinnamon, french toast and bacon have been on my list for a very long time but I wasn't sure how I was going to go about it. Today, while surfing the Internet like I do everyday, all day I randomly stumbled upon the food networks site and found this recipe for maple french toast and bacon cupcakes. I knew right away that I needed to prep the kitchen and bake them right away for Doug's birthday. I have to apologize to you Doug, I know you are a bacon connoisseur but all I had on hand was normal store-bought smoked bacon; it's not that fancy schmancy stuff your palette is used to tasting. ;)

Any who, these cupcakes are pretty good. Dense but good. The actual cake tastes just like a slice of extra thick (dry) french toast, but the frosting is simply amazing! If I make these again I will alter the cake and maybe soak the cake in a little maple syrup so it gives an actual french toast texture.

Overall, pretty damn good. Doug-o-lis I hope you enjoy these and my first ever attempt at a fondant animal.

Happy 26th Birthday!


Alanna said...

OMG this idea!

Matthias said...

Oh my GOD! I think I loved this more than the red velvet! That frosting is the bomb!

DougOLis said...

Thanks Melissa! The cupcakes were awesome! Loved the flavor of the cakes and frosting. If you do make them again, I have one suggestion to put it over the top - candy the bacon. You rock!

Melissa said...

you know, I was going to candy the bacon, but I had already thrown the bacon in the skillet. I didn't want to spoon it out and then pop it in the oven with brown sugar. I am going to come up with another bacon cupcake concoction for ya'll in the IE dungeon. Ideas?