What , say what?!?! Tracie, you my friend, have LOST IT! Bacon…on a chocolate cupcake? Dude, don’t knock it till you’ve tried it. One word….heaven-on-top-of-heaven. Amen.
I recently took this to a friends house to share (leaving the bacon crumbles on the side….for those to dare to try). The vote was 50/50…surprisingly to me…the kiddos were more willing to try than the adults! In our house…we were 50/50 as well…Bill and I loved it…our kids would rather not have bacon on the top. (then I seriously questioned…are these my kids? Am I sure I took home the correct babies 12 years ago?!?! I joke I joke…but for real…no Bacon on a chocolate cupcake?? Who are you??! It’s like I don’t even KNOW you…) hahaha
Prepare batter. Combine dry ingredients first. Mix in wet. It will appear thin…that is ok ;)
I use a whisk attachment to make the frosting extra fluffy. Mix on medium for at least 3 minutes (will have peaks when it is finished)
Drizzle a little melted caramel too…if you are feeling extra naughty…
Classic Chocolate CupCakes (makes 24):
- 2 cups white sugar
- 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup milk
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 cup boiling water
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour two nine inch round pans.
- In a large bowl, stir together the sugar, flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the eggs, milk, oil and vanilla, mix for 2 minutes on medium speed of mixer. Stir in the boiling water last. Batter will be thin. Pour evenly into the prepared pans.
- Bake 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, until the cake tests done with a toothpick. Cool in the pans for 10 minutes, then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
- 8 tbsp. (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
- 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3 cups confectioners’ sugar, sifted, plus additional if needed
- 1/3 cup milk, plus additional if needed
- 2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp. salt
Place the butter and cocoa powder in a large mixing bowl. Blend with an electric mixer on low speed until the mixture is soft and well combined, 30 seconds. Stop the machine. Place the confectioners’ sugar, 1/3 cup milk, vanilla and salt in the bowl, and beat with the mixer on low speed until the frosting lightens and is fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Add more milk if the frosting is too thick or confectioners’ sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, if the frosting is too thin.
I use a ziploc to frost mine (just clip off end of bag ).
Sprinkle with cooked crushed bacon (you can drizzle with caramel too if you’d like )
People will love you and sing your praises all the day long. Amen :)
I found this recipe in an old recipe book of my Grammies…and I adapted it a bit:) I like how easy it is…and scratch made;)
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