Saturday, May 22, 2010

Maple Faux Bacon Cupcakes

Maple Faux Bacon Cupcakes

* Prep Time:
15 minutes
* Cook Time: 15-20 minutes

* Ingredients (for maple faux bacon cupcakes):
  • 4 1/2 tbsp of soy butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 tbsp of cooking oil
  • 1 tsp liquid smoke
  • 1 egg replacer (follow box)
  • 5 tbsp brown sugar
  • 4 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup soy milk
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup minced faux bacon, cooked according to package*
* Ingredients (for maple frosting):
  • 4 tbsp soy butter
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • clear/white sprinkles, sprinkle to top each cupcake
  • coarse grain sea salt, sprinkle to top each cupcake

* Recipe (for maple faux bacon cupcakes):
  1. Cook faux bacon in a fry pan. Mince 1/3-1/2 cup, leave 5-6 pieces uncut. Break those pieces in half. Set aside.
  2. Beat the soy butter, the cooking oil, and liquid smoke fat until light and creamy. Add the brown sugar and maple syrup and beat well until combined.
  3. Add the egg replacer and beat until incorporated.
  4. Sift the flour, salt, baking soda, and powder together in separate bowl.
  5. Add the flour mixture to the wet mixture. Combine with soy milk, mix well.
  6. Fold in minced bacon and combine.
  7. Scoop into cupcake papers and bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

* Recipe (for maple frosting):
  1. Combine butter and maple syrup until well combined.
  2. Add powdered sugar until it becomes smooth.
  3. Top each cupcake with a sprinkle of clear/white sprinkles, salt, and half a piece of faux bacon.
* Notes: I used Lightlife Smart Bacon.

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