Mini Monets and Mommies: Chocolate Bacon Maple Cupcakes

Friday, February 27, 2015

Chocolate Bacon Maple Cupcakes

Maple chocolate bacon cupcakes! I should probably just stop right there. Either one of three things is happening right now. 1. You’re a super-healthy no-sugar added type (and I’m not saying this sarcastically, I wish I could ditch the sweets too), and you’re so grossed out by what I just wrote that you can’t possibly indulge the idea, 2. The thought of chocolate bacon cupcakes with a maple frosting makes you weak in the knees (in a good way), or 3. You’re intrigued by the idea, but not entirely sure if it’s actually edible.
Maple Cupcakes

It’s edible, and it’s amazing. I get it, most people are put off by the idea of chocolate and bacon together in a dessert. Case in point, I just texted one of my best friends to excitedly tell her what I made. Her response was, “Gross!” Of course, my 13-year-old’s response was…. well, I’ll let you know as soon as he stops munching on the cupcake. I don’t routinely feed my child fat-filled, super-sugary treats. But, it is a “treat.” Once in a while it’s ok to break out a fun dessert and indulge. That said, it is quite indulgent. Let me suggest making these a rare treat. Plus, that makes them all the more special!

P.S.: If I could bottle the smell of chocolate and bacon baking I would. There’s really nothing like it.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

·        A few strips of already cooked bacon

·        White frosting- Make your own from a favorite recipe or buy the ready-made kind.

·        Chocolate cake mix- Again, use your favorite recipe or use a mix.

·        Maple syrup

Here’s What to Do:

1.     Mix the cupcake batter.
Cooking Desserts

2.     Crumple the bacon.
Bacon desserts

3.     Sprinkle some of the bacon crumbles into the batter. Set some aside for later. You can also wait until you pour the batter into the cupcake tins, and mix the bacon in then.

4.     Mix the bacon and chocolate batter. Pour it into a cupcake tin.
Chocolate dessert

5.     Bake as directed by your recipe or the box.

6.     Take the cupcakes out of the oven. Let them cool.

7.     Spoon the frosting into a bowl.
Sweet Treat

8.     Squeeze the maple syrup into the frosting. If you’re not into super-sweet tastes, use a small amount. If you want more of a maple taste, continue stirring more of the syrup in.
Frosting mix

9.     Frost the cupcakes.
Sweet recipe

10.  Add the remaining bacon crumples on top of the cupcakes. If you so desire, drizzle maple syrup on top.
Chocolate Cupcakes

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  2. Ahhh YUM!! Sounds like the perfect sweet/savoury cupcake! Stopping by from the Bajan Texan... would love for you to stop by my baking blog to say hello :) x

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