2.02.2010

Bacon Cupcakes #2


Alright folks, we've got the recipe! Enjoy and if you attempt to make these precious treats, please let us know how it goes!

(recipe courtesy of Meghan Brasuell via Shannon Dedman)

Chocolate Bacon Guinness Cupcakes
Makes 18 cupcakes

CAKE:
and it begins

1 cup Guinness (or another dark Stout. But I say stick with the original)
1 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup unsweeted cocoa powder
2 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 tbsp. baking soda
3/4 tsp. salt
2 large eggs
2/3 cup sour cream
1/2 pound crispy cooked bacon (save the grease. yep.)

1. Preheat over to 350 degrees.
2. Bring Guiness and butter to a simmer in large saucepan. Add cocoa and whisk until smooth.
3. Whisk flour, sugar, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl.
4. Beat together eggs and sour cream in a different bowl (yes you need a lot of bowls for this project), add Guiness and beat until fully mixed.
5. Add flour mixture to the egg/Guiness bowl and beat briefly on slow speed.
6. HERE WE GO. Add the crumbled bacon but save 1/4 cup for later.
7. Fold batter until completely combined, fill lined muffin tins with the batter and bake for 20-22 minutes.

FROSTING
Yes, please.

2/3 cups butter
2 tbsp. bacon grease (YES I SAID IT)
2/3 cups cocoa
3 cups powdered sugar
1/3 cup Guinness
1 tsp vanilla

1. Melt butter, stir in bacon greasem then the cocoa until smooth
2. Add Guinness, add powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time, beating smooth each time you add more
3. Stir in vanilla and chill slightly until thickened.
4. Frost it up!
5. Sprinkle finished cupcakes with bacon bits.

Um, enjoy. I feel guilty just typing this out. Let us know how your preparation goes bacon-breath!

5 comments:

El Mando said...

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

Just made my Saturday evening plans. Gonna take them to a Super Bowl party.

Shannon Darling Dearest said...

alright! let me know how it goes.

Rosaria said...

What Banana logo and i can not even test it????

Rosa

Shannon Darling Dearest said...

Rosa - we will ship you some of these stat!

juicebox ange said...

yessahhh it has arrived. thanks you shanimal you