I started with Martha Stewart’s recipe for Maple Cake. I’ve made it as a bundt cake before, and even mini bundts, but it works just as well as cupcakes. Just reduce the baking time to 12-15 minutes.
Next I made regular cream cheese frosting. Use your favorite recipe or try this one. I piped that on to make it pretty then added a few pink, Valentiney sprinkles.
I put that all together yesterday and stored them in the fridge (because of the cream cheese). Then this morning I cooked up the bacon so it would be fresh and crispy. I put it in paper towels until I got to the office, then I broke the pieces up a little and put them on the cupcakes. I left some bacon-less for my veggie coworkers but put out extra bacon for people to use however they wanted.
The end result is sort of like a breakfast cupcake because it tastes like pancakes with maple syrup, and bacon that has also gotten in the syrup a little. And I suppose the cream cheese is bagel-esque.
It’s a party for your mouth. And your Valentine, or your coworkers, will love you for it.