Chocolate Bacon With Bacon Chocolate Chip Cupcakes

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Oddly enough, Bacon and Chocolate actually go really, really well together.

Step 1: Ingredients for Cupcakes:


8 Slices of Bacon *I live in Canada, and I just used thin packaged bacon, but whatever kind of Bacon you use, make sure it can get really crispy.
1 Cup of Unsalted Butter *This is a must, since the Bacon itself is so salty.
½ Cup of Cocoa Powder
¾ Cup Water
2 Cups of Sugar
2 Large Eggs
1/2 Cup well-shaken Buttermilk
2 Tbsp. Vanilla Extract
2 Cups Flour
½ tsp. Baking Soda
1 tsp. Baking Powder
¼ tsp Salt
1 Cup of Dark Chocolate Chips or Wafers

Step 2: Bacon Chocolate Chips

First, prepare the Bacon.

Fry your Bacon on Medium heat until really crispy. The entire bacon slice will not be 100% crispy unless it’s burnt, so just make sure that they are really well done.

Remove from heat and place on paper towel and pat dry. Remove as much of the grease as you can. Let it cool down and then break the bacon apart until you have Bacon Bits. As mentioned above, the whole bacon slice will not crisp, so what you do while breaking the Bacon apart is remove the fatty parts and eat them :

Put the Cup of the Chocolate Chips/Wafers in a bowl and place in the microwave for about 20-40 seconds until it is melted. Add the Bacon Bits to the melted chocolate and mix until combined.

Get some wax paper or tin foil and spread the Chocolate Bacon mixture all over the wax paper. Set-aside for now, and place in the refrigerator.

Once chilled and the chocolate is almost hard as a rock, you want to break apart all the bacon pieces to make Bacon Chocolate Chips. Divide in to two, one to add to the mixture and the other to add to the top of your finished Cupcakes.

It’s tempting I know, so make some extra if you want to eat them.

Step 3: Make the Cupcakes


First, preheat your oven to 350F and prepare your muffin tins with your foils.
Melt Butter in a large heavy saucepan over moderately low heat, then whisk/stir in Cocoa Powder.

TIP: Cocoa Powder doesn’t have to be sifted here, because it is heated and will not clump.

Add the Water to the Cocoa/Butter mixture until smooth and remove from heat.

In a bowl, mix the Sugar, Eggs, Buttermilk and Vanilla together,

TIP : Sometimes when I crack an Egg, I put it in the bowl, but if the Egg is bad, you’re whole batter is bad, and you will have to start again. So what I do is crack the Egg and place it in a small bowl and examine it before adding it to the mixture.

Sift in Flour, Baking Soda, Baking Powder and Salt in the mix.

TIP : Sifting may sound like another step, but if you don’t, you could end up with little clumps of flour and that is not pretty, nor does it taste very good.

Add in the Cocoa Mixture and combine until smooth.

Add in Bacon Chocolate Chips

Bake for 20-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Everyone’s oven is different, so have the Cupcakes in for at least the 20-minute mark.

Once cooled to touch, place on cooling racks or paper towel.

Step 4: Ingredients for Frosting


Ingredients for Frosting

½ Cup Unsalted Butter
2/3 Cup Cocoa Powder
3 Cups of Icing/Confectioners Sugar
1/3 Cup Milk
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract

Melt Butter in a heavy saucepan, stir in Cocoa.

Alternating the SIFTED Icing Sugar and Milk, beating to spread consistency.

If needed, add additional Milk and stir in Vanilla. Remove from heat.

This Icing will develop a ‘crust’ if you will on the top if it is not covered. But it doesn’t matter because you can just mix it all together again.

Step 5: Finishing the Cupcake


Once your Cupcakes are cooled pour about a Tablespoon of the Icing on top.

Add those extra Bacon Chocolate Chips to the top.

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    susyn

    3 years ago

    Enter these in the Instructables Bacon Contest! Mmm!

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    veames

    7 years ago on Introduction

    These are not disgusting, they will solve world-conflicts.

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    ejarrell

    7 years ago on Introduction

    I'll be honest - I'm a little repulsed by the whole bacon-chocolate thing. The idea of that combination makes me want to vomit. But at the same time, so many people seem to dig it that I am very intrigued. As a vegan, I will never, ever try this. Anyone want to offer a description of the taste? Sweet and salty, like chocolate pretzels?

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    Yeah you got the idea. Most vegans are closet meat eaters anyway, it's like family value republicans who cheat on their wives, those with the most values ussually turn out to be the biggest pervs, since you like to proclaim your veganess on the internet in bacon instructables I assume you are very vegan and eat a lot of meat behind closed doors, so have at it and tell us how it tasted.

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    okgreen70ejarrell

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    TRY substituting BACOs for bacon. Bacos are tvp, not meat,but taste just like bacon. I like it better.
    ed

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    bone_chaosejarrell

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    It's kind of the same taste as a chocolate covered pretzel. You could try cherub chips and tofu-bacon. As a vegan, you wouldn't be able to try this recipe for the cupcake because there are eggs, butter and buttermilk.

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    E_MAN

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Yum! What is better than chocolate or bacon, both of them!!!

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    1HappyHermit

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Thumbs up - never enough bacon recipes, esp bacon + sweets...yum! =D

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    ggarnier

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Regarding the effect of sifting: it would be great if recipes could give weight as an alternate measure for something like this. I know not everyone has a kitchen scale, but for those who do, it would eliminate volume errors resulting from things like sifting.

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    bone_chaosggarnier

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    I agree, however, if the recipe is telling you to measure your flour, icing sugar or what not, and then to sift it, you will be OK.

    If the recipe does not call for it, you may have to do some math figuring out how many grams/ounces etc equal to the amount of cups you are using.

    I can tell you, since I just made these cupcakes, it's OK to measure it out and then sift it. No damage done here.

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    bone_chaos

    7 years ago on Introduction

    If you do make these, and use another kind of bacon, let me know.
    I was going to try using large cut bacon, but I only had slices on hand

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    eblisster

    7 years ago on Step 3

    TIP regarding sifting flour: Sifted flour is less volume than unsifted flour so if you don't sift the flour, you may be adding too much flour which can also negatively effect the results.
    Baking is not like cooking and requires more accurate measurement.

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    ChazFowler

    7 years ago on Introduction

    For the Buttermilk, you have 1/s Cup. Is that a typo perhaps? Should be 1/4, 1/3 or 1/2 Cup well-shaken Buttermilk?

    Sounds yummy and I can't wait to try!

    Chaz

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