So I’ve been reading alot of other blogs and posts about this unusual combo lately. And wondering to myself, do I dare? I have to it admit that it’s intriguing because for most people it seems so unusual to combine the two. The reactions I got from my friends when I mentioned I’d be making it sometime in the near future was a cross between doubt and intimidation.
But really I can see why they can go well together. It’s the salty-sweet element that many of us crave. Okay, at least I do….
So I started off cooking half a package of bacon. I really should have cooked up more, because I have an 18 month old little boy who adores bacon and once he figured what I was doing, well, he turned into the most sweet faced vulture I have ever seen. Let’s just say, the ones that made it into the cupcake batter were the lucky ones. Hehehe….
Once they were cooled, I started chopping them into smaller pieces .
You want to make enough to make at least half a cup when cut up into small pieces. I think I made just enough to reach the half way point – remember my little vulture ate some of them too.
Instead of making a chocolate batter from scratch, I took the easy route and simply used a chocolate cake mix. Sometimes you can’t beat using a cake mix…especially when you know you’re running low on ingredients to make cupcakes from scratch and it’s too cold to go out to the store and the snow is blowing…. hmmm I digress…
Anyways, mix all the ingredients according to the box instructions. I added bacon last because I didn’t want them breaking to even smaller pieces, and just simply folded them into the batter, until it was completely incorporated. Then pour into cupcake lined cupcake pan and bake according to the box and wait….
Yah, I know it looks like your everyday chocolate cupcake …( this one is topped with a sweet maple buttercream icing) but oh, how looks can be so deceiving. Biting into this cupcake, you are hit with both chocolatey sweetness and tiny spots of salty bacon spotted through-out.
It’s really crazy, but oddly it actually works. Enjoy!