Maple Brown Sugar Buttercream. You need this in your life. In a day or two (I hope), I’m going to be sharing Chocolate Maple Bacon Cupcakes with you and they’re topped with this amazing buttercream.
I know, I know.. the whole “chocolate-bacon” thing is not new. I know this because I originally made this frosting (and the cupcakes) back in 2014 when adding bacon to everything was all the rage.
Most of all though, you need to pause for a second and let me say this : Bacon never goes out of style. Period. I’m just sayin’.
But recently I took an order for a pig-themed cake and that got me to thinking about the Pig Cookies I made with the Chocolate Maple Bacon Cupcakes way back when… and before I knew it, I became obsessed with making them again.
So I did. And I documented with pictures and video. And now I’m blogging about it all. Finally 🙂
Does anybody else chase rabbits in their mind like that? No? Just me. Oh well….
Back to the frosting. This frosting tastes a little bit like cookie dough and may remind you a little bit of pancakes for breakfast.
It’s creamy and delicous and perfect for piping! You might be surprised that one of the ingredients is all-purpose flour – which I think really makes it a little bit extra special!
Maple Brown Sugar Buttercream
I made this frosting to top some Chocolate Cupcakes. But it’s very similar to what I used on the Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Cupcakes and this would work there too. Or on Apple Cake. Or even Carrot Cake. If you want to get real… consider maybe just eating it straight from a spoon?
Just me again? Nevermind.
So I whipped this up in my Bosch Mixer and it was the perfect amount for 2 dozen cupcakes (with a little to spare to eat from a spoon).
You know what I didn’t add to this that would’ve also been awesome? A pinch of sea salt over the top to cut the sweet a little bit.
This frosting is so good ya’ll. I mean really. Get out your spoon and dig in 😉
Alrighty – are you ready for the recipe? It’s really pretty simple and you’re going to love it! It’s down below!
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This creamy, delicious maple brown sugar buttercream tastes a little bit like cookie dough and a little bit like pancakes for breakfast… it’s perfection on chocolate cake, chocolate chip cake or even apple or carrot cakes!
1 cup (2 sticks) of salted butter, softened
1/2 cup of light brown sugar
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
4 cups of powdered sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 Tbsp pure maple syrup
1–2 Tbsp milk, as needed
Cream the butter and brown sugar together until light and fluffy. Add in the flour, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and maple syrup. Mix until well combined. Add milk as needed to get a good consistency for spreading & piping!
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