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Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes with Peanut Butter Frosting


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We are big fans of savory and sweet mixed together.  We are always combining things like fruit and cheese, salt and chocolate, etc.  When we saw this recipe for chocolate bacon cupcakes we knew that this was a recipe we just had to try.  Chocolate and bacon are two of our favorite foods so mixing them together sounded like genius.  The we decided to add peanut butter frosting into the mix and it sent these cupcakes to a whole different level of amazing.  Both of us agree that these are by far our favorite cupcakes that we have ever had.  We will be making these again and again and again.  We served these at our Halloween Party and they were a huge crowd pleaser.  Everyone was a little hesitant at first, but once they tried them every single one of our guests raved about them.  

Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes

3/4 c. unsweetened organic cocoa powder
3/4 c. hot water
3 c. whole wheat pastry flour
1 t. baking soda
1 t. baking powder
1 1/4 t. salt
1 1/2 c. butter
2 1/4 c. evaporated cane juice or sucanat
4 large eggs
1 T. plus 1 t. vanilla extract
1 c. sour cream
3/4 c bacon, cooked and chopped

1) Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line standard muffin tins with paper liners. 

2) Shisk together hot water and cocoa powder until smooth.  In a seperate bowl whisk together whole wheat pastry flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.  

3) Melt the butter and beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 3-5 minutes until cool.  Add sugar and mix until well combined.  Add the eggs one at a time beating until each is incorporated.  Add the vanilla and the cocoa mixture.  Add the flour mixture in two batches, alternating with the sour cream.  Stop the mixer and gently fold the bacon into the batter.

4) Pour about 1/3 c. of batter into the muffin tins filling them about 3/4 of the way.  Bake until a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 20-22 minutes.  Let cool completely before frosting.

Peanut Butter Frosting
Adapted from the  FoodNetwork.com

3 c. organic powdered sugar
1 c. butter, softened
1 t. vanilla extract
1-2 T. whipping cream
1/3 c. peanut butter +more if desired.

1) Whip together butter and powdered sugar at a low speed until well combined.  Increase speed to medium and add the vanilla extract and the whipping cream until it is the desired consistency.  Add in the peanut butter and beat until well combined.  Taste the frosting to make sure you have the desired peanut butter potency  if not add a little more.   


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