There is something about bacon that we all love. Recently I made Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes with Maple Syrup Frosting. Sweet + Salty + Smokey = YUMMY.
STEP 1: MAKE THE CUPCAKES – I began by making a batch of chocolate cupcakes straight from a box, nothing fancy.
STEP 2: BACON While they were cooling, I took half a package of bacon and cut it into approximately 4 inch strips and cooked each piece of bacon until it was crispy. I drained them on a paper towel and set aside
STEP 3: FROSTING For the frosting I used my standard Decorator’s Frosting Recipe (first posted here) and created maple syrup frosting (recipe below). It was very easy, I just used maple extract in place of my usual flavoring and we now have frosting that was reminiscent of pancake syrup.
STEP 4: ASSEMBLE Using a #10 decorators tip, I piped the frosting on the top starting on the outside edge working my way in. Then I topped each cupcake with a piece of bacon.
STEP 5: ENJOY These were a huge hit and did not last long
1 cup shortening
Sift cake flour before measuring.
Using an electric stand mixer, combine shortening and cake flour until smooth. Add water, salt and flavoring. Then add sugar slowly on medium-low speed.