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This is a chocolate espresso cupcake with chocolate espresso frosting topped with candied bacon and a bit of waffle. I was inspired to make this cupcake because breakfast is by far my favorite meal, and my favorite things for breakfast are coffee, a waffle, and bacon. The finished product is delicious, and it really does taste like breakfast.

Before embarking on this cupcake making venture, please remember that when you're working with raw meat and eggs, it's important to wash hands and utensils thoroughly!

*Full disclosure: I might have made a grilled cheese in the middle of this project.
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Step 1: Cupcake Ingrediants

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For this cupcake, you will need:

3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 large eggs
3/4 cup warm espresso (I made mine using instant espresso powder)
3/4 cup sour cream
tablespoons veggie oil
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

Makes: 18 Cupcakes.

Step 2: Prepare Oven and Cupcake Pans

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First, heat the oven to 350 and line the cupcake pan with cupcake wrappers. I found these pretty ones on the King Arthur Flour website.

Step 3: Combine the Dry Stuff

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Although many recipes ask that you sift together the dry ingredients, I find that whisking them together is sufficient for making a nicely textured cupcake. Therefore, I just combined the cocoa powder, flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl with a whisk. In addition, I used the "scoop and sweep" method for measuring the flour, which means that I scoop the flour into a measuring cup with a spoon and then level off the flour with a knife. Sometimes, when you scoop the flour using the measuring cup, it packs the flour into a cup and you use more than you need, resulting in a dense product. Also note that the "scoop and sweep" method works best for cakes and cookies, but not breads.
sunshiine4 years ago
I tried to find this entry again because it looked so good. Thanks for sharing!
I can't wait to try this!
lilo_k4 years ago
drools, whoops excuse me.=] looks good.
wilgubeast4 years ago
That waffle sliver totally sends these over the top. Great idea.