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These cupcakes are delicious and such a fun and surprising twist on the typical dessert (or breakfast!)

Step 1: Maple Pancake Cupcakes

Maple Pancake Cupcakes (adapted from Country Living Magazine)

INGREDIENTS:
2 1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon ground ginger (I actually forgot to pick this up at the store so I subbed cinnamon and nutmeg)
1 stick or
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup light-brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 1/4 cups maple syrup
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup walnuts or pecans, finely chopped (I didn’t use any nuts)

Maple Bacon (get the thick cut and just fry it up)

Gummi Fried Eggs, I found mine at TJ Maxx, you can also order them online.
Fun cupcake liners

PREPARATION:
Preheat your oven 350 degrees F.   Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and ginger together. I actually didn’t have any ginger on hand so I used cinnamon and nutmeg (mine actually tasted more like cinnamon French toast but it still worked:).  Set aside.  Beat the butter and sugar on medium speed in a large bowl until they are fluffy.  Add in eggs, syrup and vanilla. Mix until blended.  Then mix in the flour mixture alternating with the buttermilk. Do about one-third of the flour and then one-third of the buttermilk, and so on. Add the nuts if using, I left them out.  Fill the cute cupcake liners you picked out and cook for about 15-20 minutes or until your tester comes out clean.  Cool totally and then ice with Maple-Butter Frosting (recipe below).
Love the idea of bacon and maple! So yummy! See stuff like this on Cupcake Wars all the time! but what does the gummi fried egg taste like? A gummi worm? What flavor? Wouldn't it take away from the taste of the frosting? I'M SO CONFUZZLED!!!!!!!!!
Haha! Well, the gummi egg tastes like gummi candy for sure; sweet, chewey, gummi candy - regular flavor, if there is one. I took it off and ate it before or after, its like having two fun treats to eat. The eggs are more for overall look/presentation than adding to the flavor profile. I'm pretty sure that a real fried egg would detract from the frosting though, and the whole idea of eating a cupcake. :)
Haha ok thanks for clearing that up. I think I'll try these now!
Oooh that look so tasty! I'm going to try making that. Thanks!
yeah i think i'll skip the gummy candi and fry a real over easy egg for topping.
I got excited at the idea of bacon and egg pancupcakes...but then I saw that the eggs weren't really eggs and I was instantly sad :(
Fantastic! I know I saw these somewhere on the web - I'm so excited to see them here!
Delicious! So I can eat this for breakfast, right?!?!

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