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Bacon & bourbon cupcakes

Bacon & bourbon cupcakes


Bacon and bourbon in a cupcake? You bet. These baked treats are perfect for the father figure in your life this Father’s Day

  • Feeds 6 Feeds 6
  • Ready in 55 minutes

Each serving contains

  • Energy
    3882kj 921kcal
  • Fat
    High 63%
  • Saturates
    High 77%
  • Sugar
    High 99%
  • Salt
    Low 28%

% of adult’s reference intake | Carbohydrates per serving : 114g

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  • ½ x 230g pack Co-op Irresistible air dry cured smoked streaky bacon rashers
  • 3 tbsp Co-op Fairtrade light brown soft sugar

For the cupcakes

  • 150g baking spread
  • 150g Fairtrade caster sugar
  • 200g Co-op self-raising white flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 Co-op free range eggs
  • 60ml Co-op whole milk
  • 3 tbsp bourbon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the buttercream

  • 150g Co-op unsalted butter, softened
  • 350g Fairtrade icing sugar, sifted
  • 3 tbsp bourbon


  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas 6
  2. Lay the bacon rashers on a wire rack set on a baking tray lined with foil
  3. Sprinkle the bacon with the brown sugar and bake for 10-15 mins, until golden and crisp
  4. When cool enough to handle, roughly chop, reserving a quarter for decoration
  5. Reduce the oven temperature to 180°C/fan 160°C/gas 4
  6. Line a 6-hole muffin tin with paper cases
  7. Put the ingredients for the cupcakes in a bowl and beat together until light and creamy
  8. Fold in the chopped bacon pieces
  9. Fill the cases with the mixture and bake for 20-25 mins, until risen and firm to the touch
  10. Leave to cool in the tin for 5 mins, then transfer to a rack to cool completely
  11. Meanwhile, beat together the butter and icing sugar until fluffy
  12. Add the bourbon and a pinch of salt and beat until just combined
  13. Pipe or spoon on the buttercream and decorate with the reserved bacon pieces

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