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Cupcakes for Men | Manly & Butch Cake Recipes and Flavor Ideas

Updated on January 29, 2015

Top 10 Cupcake Flavors for Men

Cupcakes are delicious but are usually aimed at kids or are girly in design, so I've put this page together to list my favourite cupcake flavours and recipes which are more manly than the norm - which means plenty of beer and bacon!

There are bacon, pretzel, popcorn, banana, Bourbon whiskey, toffee, jelly donut and many more fun ideas and ingredients, perfect for turning cupcakes into manly treats. And most sprinkles!

I hope you find this selection appetizing, and perhaps give a few of the cupcakes a try :)

Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes

...with maple frosting!
...with maple frosting! | Source

How To Make Candied Bacon

Candied bacon is basically bacon covered in sugar and then cooked - easy! You can add other flavorings in with the basic sugar mix (think of the process like marinating) if you like, such as a pinch of cayenne pepper and/or cinnamon.

What You Need:

* Light brown sugar; Half a tablespoon for each slice of bacon you are cooking

* Thick slices of bacon, approx. 0.25" thick (however many you require)

* Finely ground black pepper

* Aluminium foil or parchment paper

* 2 Baking trays/sheets - both the same size, or one slightly smaller than the other.

* A mixing bowl

- Preheat the oven to 325 ºF/165 ºC/Gas Mark 3.

- Put the bacon in your bowl and season with pepper.

- Add the brown sugar to the bowl and use your hands to coat the bacon thoroughly with the sugar.

- Sandwich the bacon slices between baking trays as follows: baking tray (the largest) first, then a layer of parchment or foil on top, then bacon pieces spread out on top with no overlapping...

* At this point tip any leftover sugar from the bowl on top of the bacon slices *

...then a further parchment or foil layer on top of the bacon, and finally the other baking tray is the last layer. The purpose of this 'sandwich' is for the top baking tray to add weight on top of the bacon to keep it flat.

- Put this tray sandwich into the center of the oven for up to 40 minutes, checking the bacon's progress at the 20 and 30 minute marks. If at 20 or 30 minutes the bacon is already quite crispy and is golden brown in color, take it out of the oven. If not, leave it in until the 40 minutes are up.

- Let them cool then chop them into pieces to use as cupcake toppers. You can even dip the bacon pieces in chocolate if you like... Yum!

Best Cupcake Books & Supplies

For full-color mouth-watering photos and huge idea resources, books are most certainly the answer! Here are a couple of great examples, plus some fancy (but still manly) cupcake wrappers, awesome skull pans and a cupcake-making machine:

Irish Car Bomb Cupcakes

Yes it's an offensive name, but this is the name of a well-known alcoholic mix - of Guinness, Whiskey and Bailey's Irish Cream - and now it's been turned into a boozy cupcake recipe!
Yes it's an offensive name, but this is the name of a well-known alcoholic mix - of Guinness, Whiskey and Bailey's Irish Cream - and now it's been turned into a boozy cupcake recipe! | Source

Banana Cupcakes

With delicious peanut butter frosting.
With delicious peanut butter frosting. | Source

Bourbon Cupcakes

Vanilla bourbon cake with bourbon buttercream, and a stylish topper of almond praline.
Vanilla bourbon cake with bourbon buttercream, and a stylish topper of almond praline. | Source

Caramel Popcorn Cupcakes


Jelly Donut Cupcakes


Snickers Cupcakes


Cream Soda Toffee Cupcakes

With buttermilk brown butter frosting. Yum.
With buttermilk brown butter frosting. Yum. | Source

Apple and Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes


Burnt Butter & Pecan Cupcakes with Pretzel Icing


Which cupcake on this page would you choose?

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    • Arachnea profile image

      Tanya Jones 

      4 years ago from Texas USA

      Amusing lens.

    • Diana Wenzel profile image

      Renaissance Woman 

      5 years ago from Colorado

      I'm going to make those cinnamon apple cupcakes. Yum! Nice to see some equal opportunity cupcakes (not just foo foo).

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      5 years ago

      Great ideas.

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      Shinichi Mine 

      5 years ago from Tokyo, Japan


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      Fox Music 

      5 years ago

      Thank you for sharing this delicious lens "Cupcakes for Men | Manly & Butch Cake Recipes and Flavor Ideas"

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      uneasywriter lm 

      5 years ago

      Some different recipe idea's here!

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      5 years ago

      Yum, yum, YUM! Rushing out now to buy the ingredients I need to try some of these treats! So much for my New Year's resolution of healty eating...

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      6 years ago

      I'd eat them, all of them. Fun lens!

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      6 years ago

      These cupcake recipes are indeed very delicious! A lot of baking enthusiasts such as bakeries Knoxville TN

      (for example) will surely be thrilled to try all these. Thanks for sharing these wonderful recipes.

    • katlovestrouble profile image


      6 years ago

      I can't wait to make bacon chocolate cupcakes for my husband! Thank you!

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      Mickie Goad 

      6 years ago

      Just looking at the pictures of these yummy cupcakes made me gain weight!

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      alex89 lm 

      6 years ago

      These may be considered manly cupcakes, but I would eat every one. Nice Lens!

    • MsBrightside LM profile image

      MsBrightside LM 

      6 years ago

      Such great recipes!! Thanks so much. Searched for bourbon cupcakes, not sure what I would find... these look superb!

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      7 years ago

      Thanks!!!! NOW I'm HUNGRY!!!!!!

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      7 years ago

      Lovely Lens great cup cake recipes and pictures. Thank You


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