Friday, August 19, 2016

dark chocolate bacon cupcakes


  • Servings: 2
  • 12 slices bacon
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup cold, strong, brewed coffee
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder, for dusting


    Preparation Time: 15 mins Cook Time: 25 mins Ready Time: 40 mins

  • preheat oven to 375 degrees f (190 degrees c). place bacon in a large, deep skillet. cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. drain, crumble and set aside.
  • in a large bowl, stir together the flour, 3/4 cup cocoa powder, sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. make a well in the center and pour in the eggs, coffee, buttermilk and oil. stir just until blended. mix in 3/4 of the bacon, reserving the rest for garnish. spoon the batter into the prepared cups, dividing evenly.
  • bake in the preheated oven until the tops spring back when lightly pressed, 20 to 25 minutes. cool in the pan set over a wire rack. when cool, arrange the cupcakes on a serving platter. frost with your favorite chocolate frosting and sprinkle reserved bacon crumbles on top. dust with additional cocoa powder.

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