For the bacon cupcakes
To prepare the bacon cupcakes with maple syrup, start heating the oven to 180°C (160° fan) gas 4.
Place paper cases in a 12 hole bun tin.
Sift together the flour, baking powder, bicarbonate of soda and salt. Set aside.
Beat together the butter and sugarin a mixing bowl until light.
Beat in one egg, followed by half the dry ingredients, mixing well before adding the second egg and the remaining dry ingredients.
Beat in the yogurt and maple syrup until smooth.
Spoon into the paper cases and bake for about 20 minutes until golden and cooked through.
Place on a wire rack to cool completely.
For the maple buttercream
Beat the butter until very soft. Sift in the icing sugar and beat well.
Beat in the maple syrup until smooth.
Spread on top of the maple bacon cupcakes and garnish with cooked bacon pieces.